Isztwan Leads Men’s Golf in Ninth-Place Result at Princeton Invitational

Isztwan Leads Men’s Golf in Ninth-Place Result at Princeton Invitational

PRINCETON, N.J. – Competing for the second time this spring, Harvard men's golf tallied a ninth-place finish at the 2019 Princeton Invitational.

First-year Brian Isztwan led the Crimson with an even-par 213 across 54 holes to place 16th overall, including a round of 68 to open the tournament that tied for the team-best on the weekend. Junior Ryan Rhee ended up in 28th place at plus-four, while junior Rij Patel and sophomore Peter George each finished their rounds at six over.

Isztwan was tied for third after 18 holes, shooting a three-under 68 that included five birdies. Rhee's round of one-under 70 in the afternoon on Saturday led the Crimson, with the junior joining Isztwan's earlier round with five birdies.

Firing his best 18 holes of the weekend, George tied for the team-best round of three-under 68, with his six birdies a team-high for the tournament. Patel's even-par 71 was his best round of the weekend.

The Crimson finished at plus-12 overall, taking ninth place overall. The team's 285 on the final day of action was its best combined total of the invite, which was tied for the fourth-lowest score of the final round.

Weekend Scores (290-289-285-864)
Brian Isztwan: 68-73-72-213
Ryan Rhee: 72-70-75-217
Rij Patel: 75-73-71-219
Peter George: 78-73-68-219
Grant Fairbairn: 75-75-74-224
Oliver Cordeiro (I): 73-73-77-223

Game Notes

  • Harvard ranked second in the 13-team field on par fives, finishing minus-13.
  • Isztwan led the team with an even-par 213 across 54 holes, shooting 68-73-72.

What's Next?
Harvard will compete at the Yale Opener April 13 before heading to the Ivy League Championships April 19-21 at Hidden Creek Golf Club.