CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Teeing off for the final time before the calendar turns to 2020, Harvard men's golf is set to face off with Columbia for 36 holes on Sunday, Oct. 13.
Setting the Scene
Rockaway Hunt Club in Lawrence, New York will most the match, and is set for 6,251 yards. The first 18 holes will be alternate shot, with singles matches to follow in the afternoon. All 10 Harvard players will be in action.
What to Know
- Harvard was victorious in its opening tournament, besting the field at the Ryan T. Lee Memorial by 21 strokes while finishing a collective seven strokes under par.
- First-year Adam Xiao won the tournament in his collegiate debut, firing a five-under par (68-71) to win by four stroke. All five Harvard golfers finished in the top-10, including second-place results for first-year Brian Ma and junior Grant Fairbairn.
- The Crimson followed up its win with a sixth-place outing at the Dartmouth Invitational, with Fairbairn leading the team with a sixth-place individual showing, totaling two rounds below par of 69 and 70 to finish three under.
- Harvard continued its fall at the MacDonald Cup, finishing seventh. Xiao and Oliver Cordeiro led the way in 11th and 17th, respectively.
- This marks the team's first head-to-head meeting with Columbia since 1974.
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 eighth season as The Bobby Jones '24 Coach for Harvard Men's Golf. Rhoads, who has led the women's program for 16 years, has steered the Crimson to a pair of Ivy League Championships, in 2016 and 2017.