Harvard returns this fall as the defending Ivy League champion (Office of Athletic Communcations).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's golf team released its fall 2016 schedule on Monday which features four competitions for the defending Ivy League champion.
Harvard will open its fall campaign at The Doc Gimmler, hosted by St. John's at Bethpage Red September 10-11. The Crimson placed fourth at last year's event where rising sophomores Aurian Capart and Seiya Liu tied for 12th place at plus-2 to lead the team. This will mark the eighth-consecutive year that Harvard has played in the event formerly known as The McLaughlin.
The Dartmouth-hosted Quechee Club Collegiate Challenge is set for September 24-25. Harvard first played in the tournament and won it in 2014 before taking third last year behind even-par performances from rising seniors Daniel De La Garza and Kendrick Vinar, good for a tie for fifth place.
The Crimson will compete for the MacDonald Cup for the seventh time in eight years when it takes to The Course at Yale October 1-2. Harvard has fared well in the event in recent years, taking home the title for the first time last season after placing second in 2014. Five of the six Crimson who took to the course a year ago finished among the top-10 scorers, including rising senior Robert Deng who placed second while playing as an individual.
The team will wrap up its fall slate at the Camden Collegiate Invitational being hosted by South Carolina at Camden Country Club October 22-23. This will mark the first time that Harvard has played in the event.
Harvard won its first Ivy League championship in 41 years this past season, holding off Dartmouth by four strokes at Metedeconk National Golf Club April 20-22. The victory earned the Crimson its first trip to the NCAA Regional Championships, and was one of two tournament victories for the squad on the year. Harvard finished the year with its highest ever national ranking according to Golfstat (101), and will be returning nine letterwinners to the course this fall.