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Men's Golf Finishes Fall with Strong Performance at H-Y-P Match Play Series

Men's Golf Finishes Fall with Strong Performance at H-Y-P Match Play Series

LAWRENCE, N.Y. – Closing out its fall season, the Harvard men's golf team competed in a unique H-Y-P match play event at The Rockaway Hunting Club on Long Island over the weekend. 

Harvard competed in six foursome, alternate shot, matches in the morning against Yale and Princeton. On the par four 10th hole, the Crimson tandem of sophomore Peter George and junior Ryan Rhee combined for an eagle. George placed the ball down the right side of the fairway to set up a 71-yard shot for Rhee, who drained it for the two.

The afternoon session consisted of seven singles matches, where Harvard combined for five wins against Yale and Princeton. Trailing by one with four holes to play, senior captain Aurian Capart birdied 15th hole to tie the match before he sealed the match two holes later with another birdie on 17.

Junior Rij Patel drove his tee shot down the middle of the 18th fairway to set himself up for a wedge shot into the green. He stuck the pitch shot two-feet from the pin and converted the birdie to win both his matches in the afternoon. 

Harvard Highlights

  • Sophomore Peter George and junior Ryan Rhee combined for an eagle in foursome play on the par four, 10th hole on Saturday morning.
  • Senior captain Aurian Capart birdied a pair of holes in the last four holes of his singles match for the come-from-behind victory.
  • Junior Rij Patel won both of his singles matches in the afternoon.

What's Next
Harvard is off until the spring season when the Crimson seeks to defend its 2018 Ivy League title.

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