Looking to defend its Ivy Leagues championships, men’s and women’s golf head south this weekend and leave behind their home turf at Fresh Pond in Cambridge. The men will be going to Greenwich, Conn. while the women will be heading down to the Sunshine State to close out their seasons.
Battling complacency is also a focus of the women’s team, which has won five consecutive Ivy League titles. The team has also racked up three tournament wins this season, at the Navy Fall Invitational in September, the Delaware Invitational in October, and more recently, the Navy Spring Invitational two weekends ago.
With Boston snows hindering the outdoor practices of the golf teams, the group makes use of the school’s indoor facilities to prepare for the upcoming Ivy League Championships.
After finishing 6th out of 21 teams at the Furman Invitational last week with a score of two under par, the Harvard nen’s Golf team ended this weekend in second place at the Princeton Invitational, beating out all Ivy League competition and only falling behind a strong Seton Hall squad.
Over the weekend, five Crimson golfers finished in sixth place out of 21 teams at the Furman University Golf Course. The five members of Harvard’s team that made the trip qualified for their spots in last week’s scrimmage against Lynn University.
Taking on No. 2 Lynn University over the break, the Harvard men's golf team fell to their opponent 4.5 to 3.5 in the first match up of the season.
Taking the course for the third time this fall, the Harvard men’s golf team traveled to New Haven, Conn. looking to defend its MacDonald Cup title from a season ago. After 54 holes of play over the weekend, the Crimson was able to squeak out a win by two strokes, hoisting the trophy once more.
Kevin Rhoads, who serves as both the men's and woman's golf coach at Harvard, guided both his teams to Ivy League Championships this year.
In its final tune-up before the Ivy League Championship in two weeks, the Harvard men’s golf team made the trek to Princeton, N.J., to take part in the Princeton Invitational. After two rounds of play Saturday and Sunday, the Crimson emerged from the pack of 15 schools with a second-place finish.