NEW YORK - The Columbia women's golf team will be in action for the first time this fall, competing in the Bucknell Invitational this Saturday and Sunday in Lewisburg, Pa.

The Bucknell Invitational is the first of four fall tournaments for the Lions. The 2012-13 Columbia roster features nine student-athletes, including three freshmen , three sophomores, two juniors and one senior, Ashley Zambito.

Junior Michelle Piyapattra has already garnered national recognition this fall, as she was selected to Golf Digest's 50 Players to Watch list. Piyapattra was named the Ivy League Player of the Year last season.

Tee time Saturday at the Bucknell Golf Club is slated for 8:30 a.m. A total of 15 teams will be competing in the event, with each squad looking to knock off three-time defending champion and tournament host Bucknell.