NEW HAVEN, Conn. – This past weekend, Harvard men's golf placed third out of 14 teams at the Macdonald Cup hosted by Yale. The Crimson combined for a total score of 874, plus 34. Highlighting the Harvard lineup was junior Aurian Capart, who placed first among Ivy League competitors, fourth overall and was just two strokes off the number two spot (72-68-72, +2).
Despite taking the top three individual finishes, Stirling University was edged by Yale for first place in the team competition by just one stroke. Crucial to the Bulldogs success was four players placing in the top 10 of the individual competition. Rounding out the top five were Yale's B team in fourth and Princeton taking fifth.
Rij Patel finished tied for 13th in the individual competition, carding rounds of 73, 72 and 72 to finish plus seven.
Round One Highlights
- Grant Fairbairn set a new career low round of 72.
- Harvard led the tournament with 28 birdies with Grant Fairbairn and Aurian Capart contributing a tournament high eight and seven respectively.
Round Two Highlights
- Aurian Capart posted another five birdies in round two.
Round Three Highlights
- Yale's infamous ninth hole proved to be the most difficult in round three, players averaging +0.86 strokes on the 213 yard, par three hole.
- All seven players finished in the top 50 of more than 80 competitors in the tournament.
Harvard will head west next weekend to compete at the University of California's Alister Mackenzie Invitational.