PRINCETON, N.J. – The Harvard men's golf team rallied to best its round one score by seven strokes to finish seventh overall at the Princeton Invitational. The Crimson completed two rounds of play with a total score of 583, plus-15. Rookie Grant Fairbairn shot a monster second round, carding a 69, two-under and a new career low round. Paired with a solid 73 from round one, Fairbairn finished tied for fifth overall in the tournament.
Yale took the team title with a score of 570, two-over par. Penn took second place while Loyola-Maryland maintained its third-place rank from day one. Princeton and Cornell tied for the fourth spot with a combined score of 576 apiece while the Big Red's Mike Graboyes took home the individual title with rounds of 66 and 70.
Round One Highlights
- Aurian Capart sunk a birdie on two of three par five holes, giving him the lowest par five average in the tournament field (4.33 strokes)
- All five players hit at least one birdie in round one, Grant Fairbairn and Rij Patel leading the Crimson with three each.
- Harvard hit at or below par on 65 of 90 (.722) total holes played.
Round Two Highlights
- Ryan Rhee and Grant Fairbairn posted the second lowest averages on par three holes (2.88 strokes)
- Grant Fairbairn finished the tournament with seven birdies.
Next up, the Crimson will shift its attention to preparing for the Ivy League Championships. The tournament is set for April 20-22 at Stonewall Golf Courses in Elverson, Pa.