SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Opening its spring slate at Michigan's Desert Mountain Intercollegiate, Harvard men's golf finished in 12th place. The tournament was Harvard's first at the course since 2013.
Sophomore Grant Fairbairn led the Crimson with a 17th-place individual finish, including two rounds of two below par. First-year Brian Isztwan posted the second-lowest Harvard score, including rounds of 73 and 78.
Harvard carded a round of 306 in the opener, with Fairbairn's 70 leading the way. The sophomore birdied five holes in the morning, which tied him for the team lead along with sophomore Oliver Cordeiro, who finished with an opening-round 77. Senior Aurian Capart led the team in the afternoon with a 75, including five birdies, while Cordeiro tallied Harvard's only eagle on the weekend on the par-four 14th hole.
Fairbairn tallied his second round below par on Sunday, becoming one of only 10 players on the weekend to post two rounds below par. Junior Rij Patel posted his best round of the weekend on the final day, ending with a score of 76.
- Fairbairn's two rounds of 70 tied for his lowest score of the season. His 13 total birdies were the sixth-most in the tournament.
- Cordeiro's eagle was Harvard's second this season, as Isztwan posted one at the Doc Gimmler in September.
- Isztwan led the team with 30 pars.
Harvard resumes play April 6-7 at the Princeton Invitational, held at Springdale Golf Club.