ITHACA, N.Y. -- Led by a quartet of top-five finishers, the Columbia men's golf team rounded out a strong showing at the Cornell Invitational with a second-place team finish. The Lions shot 296 on the final day of competition to close three strokes behind team champion Binghamton.
Senior Sam Mysock, who played as an individual at the event, shot even-par 72 and tied for second place at even-par 216 for the tournament. Juniors Michael Yiu and Ford Fischer tied for fifth place one stroke behind their teammate, as did sophomore Andrew Kim who tied for the best individual round of the day at two-under par 70.
Kim tied for the tournament lead in par-3 scoring at two-under par, while Fischer and junior Stephen LaRouere finished with a clean 3.00 stroke average on par 3's. Mysock closed one shot behind individual champion Carter Rufe of Lafayette for the par-4 scoring lead at one-under par.
Par-five scoring for the event was led by Yiu, who went seven-under par on the longest holes at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course. As a team, the Lions closed in first place in par-3 scoring, and second in both par-4 and par-5 scoring. Columbia also led the tournament with 43 birdies.
The Lions are back in action on Oct. 1-2 at the MacDonald Cup, hosted by Yale.
2 Columbia University 287 291 296 874
T 5 Michael Yiu 72 71 74 217
T 5 Andrew Kim 68 79 70 217
T 17 Jordan Lee 72 73 77 222
T 26 Brendan Doyle 76 71 79 226
T 26 Brandon Jowers 75 76 75 226
T 2 Sam Mysock Columbia 68 76 72 216*
T 5 Ford Fischer Columbia 74 71 72 217*
T 46 Stephen LaRouere Columbia 76 75 81 232*
*Played as individual