CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Approaching its third tournament of the fall campaign, Harvard men's golf will trek to The Course at Yale for the 44th annual MacDonald Cup Sept. 28-29.
Setting the Scene
The Course at Yale is set up for a par of 70, with championship tees spanning 6,749 yards. The tournament spans two days, with Harvard's student-athletes playing 54 holes. The Crimson will compete against Brown, Bucknell, Colgate, Fairfield, Fordham, LaSalle, Minnesota, Penn, Princeton, St. John's and Yale.
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 followed up its win with a sixth-place outing at the Dartmouth Invitational, with Fairbairn leading the team with a sixth-place individual showing, totaling two rounds below par of 69 and 70 to finish three under.
- All four of Fairbairn's rounds this season have finished at or below par
- This marks the team's ninth appearance in the MacDonald Cup, with the team looking for its first win since 2017, which completed a back-to-back.
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 closes its fall campaign Oct. 13 with a heads-up battle with Columbia.