Jessica Ngui and Ali Reed each shot 151 during the two-day tournament and tied for ninth among all participants
MATTAPOISETT, Mass. – Senior Jessica Ngui (Richardson, Texas) and junior Ali Reed (Westborough, Mass.) tied for a team-best 151 over the two-day tournament, as the Merrimack College women's golf team placed fifth at the Harvard Invitational over the weekend. Reed's score of (-1) 70 was good for a new Merrimack single-round record.
Order of Finish: 1. Harvard University (585) | 2. Pennsylvania (602) | 3. Dartmouth College (625) | 4. Brown (626) | 5. Merrimack (645)
Top Finishers: T-9 Jessica Ngui (75-76—151) | T-9. Ali Reed (81-70—151)
Course/Location: The Bay Club at Mattapoisett | Mattapoisett, Mass.
How It Happened
Ali Reed's score of 70 on Monday was a new Merrimack record and tied for the best single-day score of the tournament and launched her into a tie with teammate Jessica Ngui for ninth overall (151).
Merrimack finished with a fifth-place finish in the five-team field but played well against Division I competition.
Host Harvard won the tournament with a combined score of 585, followed by Pennsylvania (602), Dartmouth College (625), and Brown (626) before the fifth-place Warriors (645). Harvard's Anne Cheng took the individual title with a two-day score of 143 (71-72).
What They Said:
Head Coach Nick Crovetti: "The team, again, railed thus improving from their day one score, and in doing so, Ali set a new warrior single round record of (-1) 70. It was a special day for Merrimack golf. We are fortunate to be able to compete at Harvard's event with an all Ivy field, and thankful to be associated with some of the finest golf programs in the country. We now need to focus and finish strong with one event left on the fall schedule."
Merrimack finishes its fall slate at the Illinois-Springfield Invitational on Monday and Tuesday of next week. The Warriors will tee off Monday (Oct. 21) for the first day of the tournament before wrapping up the fall on Tuesday (Oct. 22).