QUECHEE, Vt. – The Harvard men's golf team posted a third-place finish (586, +10) at Dartmouth's Quechee Club Collegiate Challenge this weekend. Leading the group was senior captain Greg Royston who tied for third in a field of 86 competitors with round scores of 70 and 73 on the club's par 72 Highland Course.
Drexel surged in round two to finish at the top of the pack (570, -6), edging out Princeton by one stroke. The Dragons registered 12 under par in the second round of the tournament, led by Aaron Fricke and Angelo Giantsopoulos who carded scores of 67, five under par. Harvard was able to squeak by Cornell (587, +11), taking a top three spot by just one stroke, while Dartmouth and Brown concluded play at eighth (599, +23) and 13th (620, +44).
Junior Aurian Capart, Ryan Rhee and freshman Chase Furey all tied for 15th with total scores of 147, plus-three. Furey charged to a career low round of 70 on day two, tallying four birdies en route to a fourth overall rank in the second set of 18.
Round One Highlights
- Greg Royston and Ryan Rhee tied for first after day one, carding scores of 70, two under par.
- Harvard led the tournament on par three and par five holes, averaging 3.20 and 4.60 strokes respectively.
- Ryan Rhee ranked second with 14 par holes.
Round Two Highlights
- In his collegiate debut, Chase Furey posted a seven-stroke career best in round two, leading all Crimson players with a two under par score of 70. Furey placed tied for fourth in the final round of the tournament.
- Harvard totaled the third most birdies (31) led by Greg Royston with eight. Chase Furey and Aurian Capart contributed seven apiece.
- Ryan Rhee led all players on par three holes, averaging 2.88 strokes.
- Chase Furey led the Crimson on par four holes, averaging 4.00 strokes.
- Aurian Capart led Harvard on par five holes, tying for third overall, averaging 4.50 strokes per hole.
- Harvard hit at par or better on 73.3 percent of holes.
The Crimson men will head to Yale next weekend to defend their MacDonald Cup title.