Men’s Golf Opens Spring Campaign at Michigan Desert Mountain Tournament

Photo by Greg Caroccio
Photo by Greg Caroccio

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Heading to Scottsdale, Arizona for the first swings of spring, Harvard men's golf will participate in the Michigan Desert Mountain Tournament March 9-10 at Desert Mountain's Outlaw Course. The Crimson is one of 12 teams competing in the event, joining Ball State, Eastern Michigan, Kansas, Lipscomb, Marquette, Miami (Ohio), Michigan State, Mississippi State, Northwestern, Rutgers and the host Wolverines.

Setting the Scene
Five Crimson players will play 54 holes over two days, including two rounds of stroke play on the first day, with the lowest four tallies counting towards the team standings. The Outlaw Course is set up for a par of 72, and stretches 7,107 yards.

How to Follow
Live Scoring:
Twitter: @HarvardMensGolf

What to Know
• The Crimson competed in three tournaments in the fall, including a fifth-place finish at the Quechee Invitational and a seventh-place result at the MacDonald Cup.
• Junior Rij Patel leads the Crimson with a 71.6 average across eight rounds, including four rounds of par or better and two rounds in the 60s.
• Patel led the Crimson with a fifth-place result at the MacDonald Cup, including a team-low round of 67 in the final round.
• Senior Aurian Capart and sophomore Oliver Cordeiro have each carded rounds of 69, doing so at The Doc Gimmler and the MacDonald Cup, respectively.
• The Crimson last competed in Arizona in spring of 2013 at the Arizona State Thunderbird Invitational.

What's Next?
Harvard resumes play April 6-7 at the Princeton Invitational, held at Springdale Golf Club.