QUECHEE, Vt. – Sophomore Grant Fairbairn led the Harvard men's golf team to a fifth-place finish with a two-day team score of 599 (300-299) at the Quechee Club Collegiate Challenge, hosted by Dartmouth College.
Finishing sixth overall with a two-day score of one-under, 143 (70-73), Fairbairn led the entire field with a 3.75 scoring average on the par fours throughout the weekend. Carding five birdies on the first day, Fairbairn ended day one in third place with a two-under par score of 70. After a rocky beginning, shooting three-over on the front nine on day two, the northern California native responded with a pair of birdies on the back to finish one-over on the day.
Sitting in 15th place at the end of the first day, junior Rij Patel climbed three spots on the overall leaderboard, carding four birdies on the second day to finish with a two-day score of 148 (75-73). Senior captain Aurian Capart placed 24th with a two-day aggregate score of 151.
First-year Brian Isztwan turned in a two-day score of 157 (79-78), while sophomore Peter George shot 160 (82-78) over two days. Competing as an individual, first-year Oliver Cordeiro finished tied for 16th with an eight-over par, two-day score of 152 (75-77).
- Sophomore Grant Fairbairn led the entire 74-player field with a four-under, 3.75 scoring average on the par fours.
- Junior Rij Patel climbed three spots on the overall leaderboard firing a one-over par 73 on day two to finish 12th with a two-day total of 148 (75-73).
- Fairbairn and Patel each carded seven birdies over the duration of the two-day tournament.
The Crimson returns to the links next weekend with the MacDonald Cup, hosted by Yale, at The Course at Yale on Sept. 29-30.