CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Teeing off for the first time since the return to campus, Harvard men's golf will travel to Hop Meadow Country Club in Simsbury, Connecticut for the Ryan T. Lee Memorial. The action, hosted by Central Connecticut, kicks off Sept. 7, and concludes Sept. 8.
Setting the Scene
Hop Meadow Country Club is set up for a par of 72, with championship tees spanning 6,915 yards. The tournament spans two days, with Harvard's five student-athletes playing 36 holes.
What to Know
• Harvard will compete in four events this fall, including three tournaments. The team's appearance in the Ryan T. Lee Memorial is the first in program history.
• The Crimson saw action in four fall events last year, including a fifth-place finish at the Quechee Invitational and a seventh-place result at the MacDonald Cup.
• Six student-athletes return that saw action a year ago, with all six averaging under 76 strokes per 18 holes. Senior Ryan Rhee led the team with a 73.00 scoring average, while junior Grant Fairbairn and senior Rij Patel were close behind at 73.44 and 73.75, respectively.
• The program announced the additions of four first-years to the team in July: Ryan Goldfarb, Brian Ma, Adam Xiao and Alex Zhu. They join the team from three states around the country.
At The Helm
Fred Schernecker '89 is in his 22nd season as The Paul M. Weissman '52 Director of Harvard Golf, while Kevin Rhoads is in his sixth season as The Bobby Jones '24 Coach for Harvard Men's Golf. Rhoads, who has led the women's program for 14 years, has steered the Crimson to a pair of Ivy League Championships, in 2016 and 2017.
The team returns to action Sept. 21-22 at the Dartmouth Invitational, held at Hanover Country Club.