TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—The Columbia women’s golf team played the final 18 holes at the highly-competitive Florida State Match-Up Saturday at the Don Veller Seminole Golf Course. In a competition which featured seven top-50 nationally ranked teams, Columbia concluded the two-day, 54-hole event in 12th place at +58 (307-309-306-922).
Sophomore Emily Chu shot a 75 on Saturday to finish with the lowest total score for Columbia. She led the Lions in 46th place at +13 (75-79-75-229).
Junior captain Amy Ding finished two strokes behind
First-year Katie Lee shot a team-low 74 on Saturday and finished in 52nd place at +16 (78-80-74-232). She also finished the weekend with 34 birdies, which ranked 23rd among all golfers.
South Carolina won the team championship with an under-16 (273-288-287-848) score. The Gamecocks defeated second-place Michigan State by five strokes and were led by individual champion Ainhoa Olarra, who topped the individual leaderboard at under-10 (66-69-71-206).
Columbia was one of 12 schools competing in the prestigious event including host Florida State, Texas A&M, South Carolina, Virginia, Missouri, Coastal Carolina, Princeton, Notre Dame, Kentucky, Minnesota and Michigan State.
Columbia is back in action when it competes at the 3M Augusta Invitational on March 16-18.