Men’s Golf Finishes Strong for Sixth-Place Finish at Doc Gimmler

Senior Gregory Royston will serve as captain for the 2017-18 season.
Senior Gregory Royston will serve as captain for the 2017-18 season.

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – Harvard men's golf opened the 2016-17 season with a sixth-place finish of 13 teams at the Doc Gimmler played on the Red Course at the Bethpage State Park Golf Course.

The Crimson finished with a three-day total of 852 (285-286-281), just one stroke off fifth-place finisher Villanova (851, 290-280-281). Harvard was plus-12 on the weekend. Rhode Island won the event with a score of 825 (274, 272, 279), which was good for minus-15.

Junior Gregory Royston opened the year with a par-scoring at 70 on day one. After shooting a plus-2 on the second day, the Durban, South Africa product shot a personal-best four under to place seventh overall. Senior Kendrick Vinar shot plus-two, plus-two before rebounding to finish two under and score a 212 for the weekend (t-19th).

Sophomore Seiya Liu posted a 69 round of 18 before hitting 73 and 75 to finish 39th. Rij Patel (218) and Daniel De La Garza (221) rounded out five Harvard scorers.

The Crimson will be back in action in two weeks, heading to the Quechee Club Collegiate Challenge at Dartmouth.