Fast Start Helps Men's Golf to Second-Place Finish at Furman Intercollegiate

Fast Start Helps Men's Golf to Second-Place Finish at Furman Intercollegiate

Ramnath carded the seventh-lowest 54-hole total in program history (Gregory Carroccio).

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Harvard men's golf team got off to a quick start en route to a second-place finish this weekend at the 47th-annual Furman Intercollegiate Golf Tournament.

Played on the par-72, 6,994-yard Furman University Golf Course, Harvard found itself in first place after the first day with a 4-under par 284. The Crimson followed that up with an 8-under 280 on Saturday, good for second place heading into the final round, before firing a plus-4 292 on Sunday. The team's 8-under final represents the second-best score versus par in program history, while its total of 856 represents the fifth-lowest aggregate 54-hole score in program history.

Senior captain Rohan Ramnath led the way in a tie for fourth place with a 7-under 209. Ramnath opened at 3-under (69) and sat in second place after firing a 6-under 66 on Saturday. He closed out the weekend with a 74 (+2), however, to slide back into fourth.

Despite the Sunday slide, Ramnath's 7-under stands as the second-lowest score versus par in program history with his aggregate 209 ranking as the seventh-lowest 54-hole total in program history.

Robert Deng also turned in an exceptional weekend with his 6-under 210 representing the third-lowest score versus par in program history and the ninth-lowest 54-hole total in program history. The junior carded sub-par rounds of 70 (-2) and 68 (-4) on Friday and Saturday, and concluded with an even-par 72 on Sunday to finish tied for eighth.

Gregory Royston was the model of consistency, shooting 71 (-2), 73 (+1), and 72 (E) to finish in a tie for 21st place. Rounding out Harvard's lineup were Seiya Liu (+7, 223) and Daniel De La Garza (+8, 224).

Georgia State won its third-consecutive Furman Intercollegiate with at 23-under par (841). USC Upstate (-7, 857) finished just behind Harvard in third place with Akron (-5, 859) and Furman (-4, 860) rounding out the top five of the 19-team field.

Harvard will take a break from action before returning for the Princeton Invitational April 9-10 at Springdale Golf Club.