With a third of the roster sidelined in total, the Crimson tripped to Farmingdale, New York, and teed off at the annual Doc Gimmler tournament. Able to field just four players instead of the typical five, the team would limp to a 10th-place finish in its first competitive tournament this year.
This weekend appeared to be a golden opportunity for a three-peat, as the team was tied for first entering the final day of play, but it was not to be. Harvard slipped to a third place finish after a difficult final round.
After a difficult start to the spring season at the Furman Invitational two weeks back, the Harvard Men’s golf swapped South Carolina for New Jersey, stumbling to a seventh-place finish at the Princeton Invitational.
The men’s golf team started its spring season off at the Furman Intercollegiate Tournament in Greensboro, S.C., finishing 15th out of 21 teams. Fellow Ivy competitors Dartmouth and Yale both finished above the Crimson.
In its second competition of the fall season, the Harvard men’s golf team finished third at the Quechee Club Collegiate Chall with strong performances from multiple players. The current Ivy League champions finished with 586 points, behind rivals Princeton (571 points), and winners Drexel (570) – hosts Dartmouth finished 8th out of 14.
Looking to defend its Ivy Leagues championships, men’s and women’s golf head south this weekend and leave behind their home turf at Fresh Pond in Cambridge. The men will be going to Greenwich, Conn. while the women will be heading down to the Sunshine State to close out their seasons.
Battling complacency is also a focus of the women’s team, which has won five consecutive Ivy League titles. The team has also racked up three tournament wins this season, at the Navy Fall Invitational in September, the Delaware Invitational in October, and more recently, the Navy Spring Invitational two weekends ago.
With Boston snows hindering the outdoor practices of the golf teams, the group makes use of the school’s indoor facilities to prepare for the upcoming Ivy League Championships.
After finishing 6th out of 21 teams at the Furman Invitational last week with a score of two under par, the Harvard nen’s Golf team ended this weekend in second place at the Princeton Invitational, beating out all Ivy League competition and only falling behind a strong Seton Hall squad.