PRINCETON, N.J.—Behind three top-10 individual performances from Camilla Vik, Jackie Chulya and Ridhima Dilawari and a course low 298 stroke performance in the final 18 holes, the Columbia women’s golf team came from behind to capture the Princeton Invitational team title Sunday at Springdale Golf Course.

Columbia shot a team-best 292 in Saturday’s first round and a team-low 298 in Sunday’s final 18 holes to take the title with an 891 score (292-301-298). The Lions came from behind to top Georgetown, which finished second at 893 and Yale third at 897. The Lions (593) concluded Saturday and the first 36 holes of the competition tied for second place with Georgetown and just two strokes behind team leader Yale (591). Twelve teams competed in the two-day, 54-round invitational.

Columbia’s team title marked its first since it won the River Landing Classic in Wallace, N.C. on April 11-12, 2015.

Vik finished in a tie for second place as she shot a three-round 220 (70-74-76). Vik led the Lions through the event’s first 36 holes as she finished day one in fourth place combining a 70 in the first round, the field’s second lowest individual first round score and a 74 in the second round. Chulya tied for fifth place after shooting a three-round 221 (71-74-76). The 2016 Ivy League Player of the Year was in fifth place after day one. Dilawari finished in 10th place with a 223 score (74-74-75).

“Earlier in the tournament one of the officials asked me what would be the perfect combination to win a tournament and I responded by saying to have one player shoot under par per round,” Columbia women’s golf coach Amy Weeks said. “We nearly achieved that this weekend as three players shot under par on the weekend. We made a reasonable amount of birdies, our ball striking was really good. We played purposeful golf. At the end, we were ahead by six to seven strokes and gave up some shots.”

“Everyone had a great weekend,” Weeks said. “Ridhima had some solid rounds and made a lot of pars. Camilla played solid golf with lots of birdies and lot of up and downs, but made it work from a scoring perspective. It wasn’t pretty for her today but she finished second. And Jackie was a machine, she keeps working, keeps hitting great shots.”

Making a dramatic improvement from day one was Nancy Xu, who shot an individual course low 71 on Sunday. She improved her standing from 48th place through 36 holes to finish 28th in the field with a three-round 230 (77-82-71). Amy Ding, competing as an individual, finished in 38th place with a 233 (78-78-77) and Emily Chu finished in 54th place with a 245 (87-79-79).

Harvard’s Michelle Xie won the individual championship with a 214 (68-74-72).

The event marks the second of four fall tournaments that the Lions will compete in. Columbia will also travel to The Yale Course in New Haven for the Yale Intercollegiate (Oct. 7-9) and will compete in the Cardinal Cup at the University of Louisville (Oct. 23-25).

PRINCETON INVITATIONAL

Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 1-2, 2016, Springdale Golf Course

Team Competition

Place

Team

1

2

3

Total

To Par

1

COLUMBIA

292

301

298

891

+27

2.

Georgetown

300

293

300

893

+29

3.

Yale

296

295

306

897

+33

4.

Dartmouth

292

306

303

901

+37

5.

Princeton

302

301

299

902

+38

6.

Penn

303

296

307

906

+42

7.

Rollins College

305

304

301

910

+46

8.

Delaware

302

310

308

920

+56

9.

Harvard

311

305

307

923

+59

10.

Brown

320

313

308

941

+77

10.

Princeton B

314

308

319

941

+77

12.

Lehigh

319

307

321

947

+83

Columbia Competitors

Place

Player

1

2

3

Total

To Par

2.

Camilla Vik

70

74

76

220

+4

5.

Jackie Chulya

71

74

76

221

+5

10.

Ridhima Dilawari

74

74

75

223

+7

28.

Nancy Xu

77

82

71

230

+14

54.

Emily Chu

87

79

79

245

+29

Individual Competitors

Place

Player

1

2

3

Total

To Par

38.

Amy Ding

78

78

77

233

+17