Columbia Men's Golf BIO
Arjuna Anday
Player Profile:
Arjuna Anday 1419437
Year: Senior
Hometown: Murfreesboro, Tenn.
High School: Siegel

2015-16: Finished the year with a 74.62 stroke average after competing in all 26 rounds … carded a career-low score of 68 in the opening round of the Tuxedo Autumn Invitational (Sept. 25-26) to earn season-best tie for 10th with a 68-73-79—220 (+7) … opened the spring season with a 74-71-72—217 (+1) at The Desert Shootout (March 18-19) …  posted a 70 (-1) in the second round of the Nick Watney Invitational (Oct. 5-6).

2014-15: Averaged a 76.40 in 25 rounds with a low score of 69 ... Competed in nine tournaments ... Shot the low 18 for Columbia at the Ivy League Championship (4/24-4/26) with a third-round 70, en route to a 14th place finish at +12 (77-81-70—228) ... Carded rounds of 69 and 71 to tie for fourth after two days in the Liberty Spring Invitational (4/10-4/11) before a final round 80 put in a tie for 21st ... Shot 72 in the first round of the Tuxedo Autumn Invitational (9/26-9/27) leading to a fourth place finish at +7 (72-77-74—223) ... Fired a 71 on his second round of The Doc Gimmler (9/12-9/13) in the first event of the fall season.

2013-2014: Posted third lowest scoring average on the team at 74.27 … Competed in five tournaments and played 15 competitive rounds for the Lions this year … Led the team in par 3 scoring at 3.12. Had a strong showing as an individual at George Mason’s Patriot Collegiate with a top-15 finish (69-76-74) … Best finish came at Stars and Stripes Invitational where Anday matched his lowest round of the season and tied for 7th place (74-69-70—213) … Also competed at the 2014 Desert Shootout and Wildcat Invitational.

Siegel: Member of the Siegel High School golf team all four years ... Team captain for three years ... Ranked as the second best golfer in Tennessee and 108th nationally by AJGA ... Golfweek recognized Anday as the third ranked junior golfer in the Volunteer State and 160th nationally ... Has three top-five finishes in AJGA events ... Was the first alternate for the USGA Junior Am Qualifier and the second alternate for the PGA Junior Championship ... The Daily News Journal of Murfreesboro selected him as the 2011 Player of the Year ... In 2012, Anday was selected to the all-mid state first-team and the all-area DNJ squad following a runner-up finish at the TSSAA AAA State golf tournament ... Siegel captured the team title in 2012.

Personal: Plans to major in business ... An AJGA HP Scholastic All-America honorable mention selection ... Member of Siegel's National Honor Society, DECA Club, Key Club and Beta Club ... Enjoys playing other sports and working out ... Parents are Mai and Srinivas Anday ... Born in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

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