NEW HAVEN, Conn. – In action for the final time before the Ivy League Championships, Harvard men's golf turned in a fifth-place showing at the Yale Spring Invitational on Saturday at the Course at Yale.
Junior Ryan Rhee led the Crimson with an eighth-place overall finish, shooting one-over 70-71-141. Classmate Rij Patel ended the day with a three-over 143 to end in 19th place, while first-year Brian Isztwan and sophomore Oliver Cordeiro each tied for 25th at five-over. Playing as an individual, sophomore Grant Fairbairn tied Rhee in eighth place at one over par, 70-71-141.
The Crimson was tied for fourth after 18 holes, with Rhee's 70 leading the team score. Harvard improved its tally by three strokes over the second round of the afternoon, with Cordeiro's 70 the team-low.
Harvard (+19) trailed Yale, Bucknell, Penn and Siena in the final team standings, with the top five separated by only eight strokes.
Weekend Scores (361-358-719)
Ryan Rhee: 70-71-141
Rij Patel: 72-71-143
Brian Isztwan: 72-73-145
Oliver Cordeiro: 75-70-145
Peter George: 72-75-147
Aurian Capart: 77-73-150
Grant Fairbairn (I): 70-71-141
- Harvard competed at the Course at Yale for the second time this season, after previously taking seventh at the MacDonald Cup.
Harvard will compete at the Yale Opener April 13 before heading to the Ivy League Championships April 19-21 at Hidden Creek Golf Club.