Knapp Leads Women's Golf at Ivy League Championship
Harvard ran away with the team title, besting Princeton by 21 strokes with a 900 (+36), while Crimson freshman Anne Cheng won medalist honors with a one-over 217, five strokes ahead of Princeton’s Kelly Shon.
Knapp was superb on the front nine with birdies on the 463-yard, par-4 first hole and the 500-yard, par-5 eighth to make the turn at two-under par. Bogeys on 12 and 13, a double bogey on 14, dropped her down, but she composed herself to par three of the final four holes and finish the day by matching Cheng with a 75. Only Shon had a lower score on this day with a sizzling two-under 70.
Junior Jane Lee (North Shore City, New Zealand) finished the championship just two strokes behind Knapp with a 237 (+21) in a tie for 16th place after carding a five-over 77 on Sunday. She bogeyed three holes on the both the front and back nine, but added a birdie on the 136-yard, par-3 15th.
Freshman Tara Simmons (Goldsboro, N.C.) began the day leading the Dartmouth five, but struggled on the final day of competition with an 85 (+13), though she did manage to drop a birdie on the 350-yard, par 4 13th hole. She finished the tournament with a 243 (+27) in 24th place.
Wrapping up the Big Green group were junior Savannah Grice (Atlanta, Ga.) in 33rd place with a 267 and senior Kathryn Kennedy (Medina, Minn.) with a 274 to finish 34th.
By a vote of the league’s coaches, Shon was selected as the Ivy League Player of the Year, while Cheng was pegged as the Rookie of the Year.