Men’s Golf Readies For Ivy League Championship

Photo by Greg Carroccio
Photo by Greg Carroccio

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Attempting to win its third Ancient Eight title in the past four years, Harvard men's golf will compete at the 2019 Ivy League Championship April 19-21 at Hidden Creek Golf Club in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey.

Setting the Scene
Hidden Creek Golf Club is set up for a par of 72, course yardage is yet to be announced. The tournament spans three days, with student-athletes playing 18 holes each on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Each team enters five players, with the top four from each team making up the teams' aggregate.

How to Follow
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Twitter: @HarvardMensGolf

What to Know

• Harvard has competed in three tournaments this spring after taking part in four in the fall. Harvard is coming off of a fifth-place finish at the Yale Spring Invitational, where the top five were separated by only eight strokes.
• Three Crimson players average within three strokes of par: Ryan Rhee (71.50), Grant Fairbairn (73.46) and Rij Patel (73.71). Patel has carded five rounds of par or better and two rounds in the 60s this season, while Fairbairn has added four rounds below or even to par.
• Five Crimson players have low rounds in the 60s this season: Peter George (68 – Princeton Invite), Oliver Cordeiro (69 – MacDonald Cup), Aurian Capart (69 – Doc Gimmler), Rij Patel (67 – MacDonald Cup) and Brian Isztwan (68 – Princeton Invite).
• Harvard's junior and senior classes will be looking for their third-career Ivy League titles, with the Crimson winning by four strokes over Dartmouth in 2016 and 15 strokes over Cornell in 2017.
• Harvard averages a collective score of 294 per round, which is the third-lowest in the Ivy League entering the weekend.

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What's Next?
The winner of the Ivy League tournament will earn an automatic bid to one of four NCAA Regional sites, set for May 12-15. The men's golf selection show is Wednesday, May 1 at 9 p.m. on the Golf Channel.