Men's Golf Closes Out Fall Season with H-Y-P Match Play Series

Men's Golf Closes Out Fall Season with H-Y-P Match Play Series

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's golf team closes out its fall season this Saturday with a 36-hole, H-Y-P match play at Rockaway Hunt Club on Long Island. Seven golfers from Harvard and Princeton along with eight players from Yale will compete in a series of four-ball, foursome, and singles matches this weekend.

Schedule of Play
The morning session will consist of 18 holes of either four-ball or foursome play, while the afternoon will be designated to 18-hole singles matches.

The Formats

  • Four-ball is a golf format where two players compete as a team directly against another two players, who are also playing as a team. Each player plays his own ball and the player who has the lowest score on a hole wins the hole for the team.
  • Foursome, which is colloquially known as alternate shot, is another type of match involving playing partners. Golfers alternate who's hitting each stroke.
  • Singles is one player matched up against another player.

What To Know

  • Junior Rij Patel led the Crimson this fall with a 71.63 stroke average over three tournaments this fall.
  • First-year Brian Isztwan registered lone eagle of the fall in the first round of The Doc Gimmler.
  • Sophomore Oliver Cordeiro notched 10 birdies at the MacDonald Cup.  

At The Helm
Kevin Rhoads, The Bobby Jones '24 Coach for Harvard Men's Golf, endowed by the Mehra Family, enters his seventh season at the helm of the Harvard men's golf program. Under his leadership, the Crimson have won back-to-back Ivy League Championships in 2016 and 2017, while being named the Ivy League Coach of the Year. 

What's Next
Harvard returns to the links in the spring.