CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Looking to sit at the top of the leaderboard for the second-consecutive tournament, Harvard men's golf will trek to Hanover Country Club for the Dartmouth Invitational Sept. 21-22.
Setting the Scene
Hanover Country Club is set up for a par of 71, with championship tees spanning 6,500 yards. The tournament spans two days, with Harvard's five student-athletes playing 36 holes.
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What to Know
• Harvard was victorious in its opening tournament, besting the field at the Ryan T. Lee Memorial by 21 strokes while finishing a collective seven strokes under par.
• First-year Adam Xiao won the tournament in his collegiate debut, firing a five-under par (68-71) to win by four stroke. All five Harvard golfers finished in the top-10, including second-place results for first-year Brian Ma and junior Grant Fairbairn.
• The Crimson will take the course at Hanover Country Club for the first time since 2002. Harvard will look to make it two championships in two weeks at the course, as the women's team won there last weekend.
• Six student-athletes return that saw action a year ago, with all six averaging under 76 strokes per 18 holes. Senior Ryan Rhee led the team with a 73.00 scoring average, while junior Grant Fairbairn and senior Rij Patel were close behind at 73.44 and 73.75, respectively.
• The program announced the additions of four first-years to the team in July: Ryan Goldfarb, Brian Ma, Adam Xiao and Alex Zhu. They join the team from three states around the country.
At The Helm
Fred Schernecker '89 is in his 22nd season as The Paul M. Weissman '52 Director of Harvard Golf, while Kevin Rhoads is in his eighth season as The Bobby Jones '24 Coach for Harvard Men's Golf. Rhoads, who has led the women's program for 16 years, has steered the Crimson to a pair of Ivy League Championships, in 2016 and 2017.
The team tees off again at the MacDonald Cup Sept. 28-29 at the Course at Yale.