ITHACA, N.Y.—Led by superb Sunday performances from Arjuna Anday and Mert Selamet, the Columbia men’s golf team improved from seventh place to conclude the Cornell Invitational with a fifth place finish Sunday at Robert Trent Jones Golf Course.

Columbia shot a final three-round score of 890 (plus-38) and moved up two positions with a combined team 287 score on Sunday.

Anday finished the 54-hole invitational in a tie for fifth place with a combined 217 (plus-4). He moved up four spots after shooting a 70 on Sunday. Selamet posted a 69 to tie for Sunday’s course low and finished the three round invitational in 12th place with a 221 (plus-8). Joshua Suh finished in 20th place with a 224. Sunny Yan and Jeremy Perna both tied for 47th place with a 232.

In each round, Columbia shaved strokes off its previous round’s score. The Lions shot a 305 in Saturday’s first round, trimmed it to 298 in the second round and posted a 287 on Sunday.

Host Cornell came from behind to win the team title with a combined 879 strokes (plus-27), Colgate (883) ranked second at 883, while Yale and Siena finished in a tie for third (884). Siena led the field through 36 holes.

The Cornell Invitational is the first of four fall tournaments that the Lions will compete in. Columbia will compete in the Dartmouth Invitational (Sept. 24-25) at Quechee Club, Vt., the Nick Watney Invitational (Oct. 3-4) in Rancho San Joaquin Golf Course in Irvine, Calif. and the Dayton Invitational (Oct. 17-18) at NCR Country Club in Kettering, Ohio.

CORNELL INVITATIONAL SATURDAY RESULTS

Team Results

Place

Team

Rd. 1

Rd. 2

Rd. 3

Total

Score

1.

Cornell

304

290

285

879

+27

2.

Colgate

302

295

286

883

+31

3.

Yale

300

295

289

884

+32

3.

Siena

304

287

293

884

+32

5.

Columbia

305

298

287

890

+38

6.

Bucknell

315

287

292

894

+42

7.

Penn

298

296

306

900

+48

8.

Temple

304

303

297

904

+52

8.

Dartmouth

312

297

295

904

+52

10.

Binghamton

306

304

298

908

+56

11.

St. Bonaventure

318

304

294

916

+64

12.

Brown

311

305

302

918

+66

13.

Cornell B

320

314

304

938

+86

14.

Canisius

318

310

315

943

+91

Columbia Individual Results

Place

Player

Rd. 1

Rd. 2

Rd. 3

Total

Score

5.

Arjuna Anday

72

75

70

217

+4

12.

Mert Selamet

76

76

69

221

+8

20.

Joshua Suh

78

71

75

224

+11

47.

Sunny Yan

79

80

73

232

+19

47.

Jeremy Perna

81

76

75

232

+19