Men’s Golf Tallies Sixth-Place Finish at Ivy League Championship

Photo courtesy of The Ivy League
Photo courtesy of The Ivy League

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. – Closing the season against its Ancient Eight rivals, Harvard men's golf placed sixth at the 2019 Ivy League Championship, held at Hidden Creek Golf Club. The Crimson finished 38 strokes over par, 15 shots off the lead.

Sophomore Grant Fairbairn led the team with a seventh-place individual result, finishing seven strokes over par (74-74-72). With the finish, he earned second-team All-Ivy League recognition.

Junior Rij Patel and sophomore Peter George were close behind at plus-nine and plus-11, with Patel's third-round 71 finishing as the best round for Harvard on the weekend. Patel rounded out the top-15 in the event.

Harvard was in fifth-place after 18 holes, shooting a 19-over 303, and the team followed with an 11-over 295 on Saturday. Fairbairn paced the squad after 36 holes, while first-year Brian Isztwan's second-round 72 led the team on Saturday.

The Crimson improved in each round on the weekend, finishing up the tournament with an eight-over 292 on Sunday afternoon. All five Crimson players shot a 75 or better, with Patel, Isztwan and Fairbairn ending with three birdies each.

Weekend Scores (303-295-292-890)
Grant Fairbairn: 74-74-72-220
Rij Patel: 76-75-71-222
Peter George: 76-74-75-225
Brian Isztwan: 80-72-75-227
Ryan Rhee: 77-77-74-228

Event Notes

  • All five Harvard players finished within eight strokes of each other
  • Fairbairn led the Crimson with an eighth-place result (+7). The tournament marked the third time this spring he led the way.
  • Harvard (+38) ended 15 strokes off the lead, placing sixth: Princeton (+23), Columbia (+24), Yale (+25), Dartmouth (+35), Penn (+35), Cornell (+44) and Brown (+78).