CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Back in action following a four-week break, Harvard men's golf will head to Springdale Golf Club for the Princeton Invitational April 6-7. The Crimson will be joined by 12 teams in the field: Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Georgetown, Loyola (Md.), Penn, Princeton, Rider, Saint Joseph's, Seton Hall, Temple and Yale.
Setting the Scene
Harvard will play 54 holes over two days, including two rounds of stroke play on the first day, with action beginning at 7:45 a.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday. The course at Springdale Golf Club is set up for a par of 71, and stretches 6,415 yards.
What to Know
• The Crimson competed in three tournaments in the fall, including a fifth-place finish at the Quechee Invitational and a seventh-place result at the MacDonald Cup.
• Harvard opened its spring slate in Scottsdale, Arizona at the Michigan Desert Mountain Tournament, where sophomore Grant Fairbairn led the team with a 17th-place result.
• Fairbairn leads the team with a 73.43 average across seven rounds, while junior Rij Patel is close behind at 74.55 per 18. Patel has carded four rounds of par or better and two rounds in the 60s this season.
• Senior Aurian Capart and sophomore Oliver Cordeiro have each carded rounds of 69, doing so at The Doc Gimmler and the MacDonald Cup, respectively.
• The Crimson will compete at the Princeton Invitational for the fourth-consecutive season, which included second-place results in 2016 and 2017.
Harvard will compete at the Yale Opener April 13 before heading to the Ivy League Championships April 19-21 at Hidden Creek Golf Club.