This past weekend the Harvard men’s golf team opened up its campaign in spectacular fashion at the Ryan T. Lee Memorial in Simsbury, Conn. Even though it was the group’s inaugural appearance at the event, it dominated the field en route to its first tournament win since the 2017 Ivy League Championship.
In a busy weekend for Harvard golf, the women’s team continued its recent dominance of the Ivy League. The group captured its sixth Ivy League Championship in the last eight years, bringing the program’s tally to eight titles overall.
The 2019 Masters Tournament was one that will go down in history. This past weekend the world’s best golfers convened on Augusta, Ga. for arguably the sport’s biggest event.
Golf played its first match of the spring season over the weekend, with this year's season starting two weeks prior to the traditional season opener.
In an event that featured head-to-head matchups instead of the traditional stroke play, Yale took first, Princeton second and Harvard third at this weekend's H-Y-P match.
After not being able to travel with the team in Harvard’s last tournament, sophomore Grant Fairbairn led the way for Harvard in his season debut. The California native shot a 70 on Saturday, good enough for two-under par and third place on the leaderboard. Sunday saw him turn in a solid 73, which slid him back three spots to end the tournament in sixth place in a field of 74 competitors.
With a third of the roster sidelined in total, the Crimson tripped to Farmingdale, New York, and teed off at the annual Doc Gimmler tournament. Able to field just four players instead of the typical five, the team would limp to a 10th-place finish in its first competitive tournament this year.
This weekend appeared to be a golden opportunity for a three-peat, as the team was tied for first entering the final day of play, but it was not to be. Harvard slipped to a third place finish after a difficult final round.
After a difficult start to the spring season at the Furman Invitational two weeks back, the Harvard Men’s golf swapped South Carolina for New Jersey, stumbling to a seventh-place finish at the Princeton Invitational.
The men’s golf team started its spring season off at the Furman Intercollegiate Tournament in Greensboro, S.C., finishing 15th out of 21 teams. Fellow Ivy competitors Dartmouth and Yale both finished above the Crimson.
In its second competition of the fall season, the Harvard men’s golf team finished third at the Quechee Club Collegiate Chall with strong performances from multiple players. The current Ivy League champions finished with 586 points, behind rivals Princeton (571 points), and winners Drexel (570) – hosts Dartmouth finished 8th out of 14.