FRESNO, Calif.—The Columbia men’s golf team ended the 54-hole, two day competitive Nick Watney Invitational in ninth place with an 884 score Tuesday at the San Joaquin Country Club.
Columbia shot a three-round 884 (plus 24). It shot a 293 in Monday’s first round, posted a 299 in the second round and 292 in Monday’s third round.
Joshua Suh led all Columbia golfers with a three round total of 218 (72-73-73), Nick Brisebois finished in 31st place at 221 (74-77-70) and Mert Selamet took 45th place at 223 (74-76-73). Rounding out Columbia’s performances were Arjuna Anday at 52nd at 225 (73-76-76) and Jeremy Perna in 73rd place at 230 (77-74-79).
BYU won the team competition with a three-round score of 853 (plus 1), while Nevada and St. Mary’s, Calif. tied for second place four strokes behind at 855 (plus 3). St. Mary’s, Calif.’s Perry Cohen won the individual competition with a 208 (under 5). Fifteen schools competed in the event, including six of the top-15 teams ranked among Golfstat’s top-100 programs (last poll released on June 2, 2016).
The San Joaquin Country Club plays at a par 71 with 6,975 yards of competing space. Located on the west side of Fresno, Calif., the course sits on the banks of the San Joaquin River and is known for its “tough” test of the game of golf.