Men’s Golf Aims for Third-Straight Macdonald Cup

Men’s Golf Aims for Third-Straight Macdonald Cup
Live Stats
Macdonald Cup
Sept. 30 - Oct. 1
All Day
36 - 18
The Course at Yale


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's golf team will play for its third-straight Macdonald Cup this weekend at The Course at Yale. The tournament will consist of 36 holes on Saturday and another 18 on Sunday. 

Last Time Out
The Harvard men's golf team posted a third-place finish (586, +10) at Dartmouth's Quechee Club Collegiate Challenge last weekend. Leading the group was senior captain Greg Royston, who tied for third in a field of 86 competitors with round scores of 70 and 73 on the club's par 72 Highland Course. Junior Aurian Capart, Ryan Rhee and freshman Chase Furey all tied for 15th with total scores of 147, plus-three. Furey charged to a career low round of 70 on day two, tallying four birdies en route to a fourth overall rank in the second set of 18. 

Scouting Harvard
The Crimson will field a crew of seven, the first time the entire team will compete in the same tournament this season. Greg Royston, Aurian Capart, Ryan Rhee, Chase Furey and Grant Fairbairn will qualify for team scoring. Harvard was afforded two individual slots that will be filled by Peter George and Rij Patel.

Scouting the Field
Six of eight Ivy League programs will compete in the Macdonald Cup along with Fairfield, Fordham, St. John's, Central Connecticut, St. Edwards and Bucknell. Stirling University of Scotland will again round out the 13-team field.

The Course
The Course at Yale is widely regarded as one of the top college courses in the country. Completed in 1926, the course sits on a rocky, wooded landscape and cost over $400,000, making it the most expensive course built at the time. Yale has some of the most extreme holes, including the infamous 9th, a 235-yard Biarritz over water to a green bisected by a six-foot-deep swale. The par 70 course measures 6825 yards. Yale has played host to five NCAA Tournament Regionals and is slated for its sixth in 2022. 

What's Next?
Next up, the Crimson treks west for the University of California's Alister Mackenzie. The tournament is being held at The Meadow Club and will run from Oct. 9-10. The west coast round will be the final fall tournament for the men, who will then turn their attention to winter training and preparing for Ivy League Championships in April.