Men’s Golf Set to Close Out Fall Season in California

Men’s Golf Set to Close Out Fall Season in California
Live Stats
Alister MacKenzie
Oct. 9-10, 2017
All Day
36 - 18
The Meadow Club


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's golf team will compete in its final tournament of the fall season next Monday and Tuesday at California's Alister MacKenzie. This will be the Crimson's first trip west of the Mississippi since November 2015 when the men appeared in the Gifford Collegiate hosted by UCLA. The two day tournament will feature three rounds (two on Monday, one on Tuesday) and will be scored live on Golfstat. 

Last Time Out
This past weekend, Harvard men's golf placed third out of 14 teams at the Macdonald Cup hosted by Yale. The Crimson combined for a total score of 874, plus 34. Highlighting the Harvard lineup was junior Aurian Capart, who placed first among Ivy League competitors, fourth overall and was just two strokes off the number two spot (72-68-72, +2). Rij Patel finished tied for 13th in the individual competition, carding rounds of 73, 72 and 72 to finish plus seven. 

Scouting Harvard
Representing the Crimson will be Aurian Capart, Greg Royston, Rij Patel, Chase Furey and Ryan Rhee. Patel, Royston and Furey have all notched career low rounds this season while Capart and Rhee have consistently posted top performances. 

Scouting the Field
In total, 15 programs will compete at the Alister MacKenzie and Harvard will be the only program from east of the Mississippi in attendance. Nine programs from California will compete along with Minnesota, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon State and Washington. Cal routinely takes the tournament title, winning nine of 12 events, however Oregon State and San Diego State have been able to outplay the Bears on their home course. 

The Course
Located in Bon Tempe Meadow on Mt. Tamalpais, a short drive north of the Golden Gate, Meadow Club holds the distinction as the first course in North America designed by famed course architect, Dr. Alister MacKenzie. The golf course utilizes meandering creeks, subtle elevation changes, and broad vistas. At 6,734 yards, the course is rated a par 71. 

National Rankings
Harvard currently ranks 61st in the country in par three scoring, averaging 3.14 strokes per hole. Junior Aurian Capart ranks in the top-500 of more than 8,000 collegiate players with a low round of 68, achieved in the second round at Yale's Macdonald Cup. 

What's Next?
The Alister MacKenzie completes the fall slate for the men, who will now turn their attention to winter training and preparation for Ivy League Championships in April.