NEW HAVEN, Conn.—Behind top-10 performances posted by Ridhima Dilawari and Jackie Chulya, the Columbia women’s golf team ended Saturday and the first two rounds of the Yale Intercollegiate in first place.
Eighteen holes remain in the 19-team Intercollegiate on Sunday with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. Live results are available at www.birdiefire.com or at this link. Check back at www.gocolumbialions.com for updates on Sunday.
Columbia completed the first two days and two rounds with a combined 581 score. It shot a 292 on Friday and a 289 on Saturday and stands one stroke ahead of second place Boston College (582) and four strokes ahead of third place and host Yale (585).
Dilawari concluded the competition’s first two rounds in fifth place with a 141 (under 1), five strokes behind Yale’s Jennifer Peng and Boston College’s Jennifer Liebert, who are both tied for the individual lead at 136. Dilawari shot a 71 on Friday and a 70 on Saturday. Chulya is currently in ninth place with a two-day 143 (70-73). Her 143 score is at plus 1.
The Course at Yale is a par 70 golf course covering 6,749 yards.
Columbia is in action this weekend after coming off a team championship in the Princeton Invitational last weekend and a second place finish at the Nittany Lion Invitational in its first competition of the fall. At Princeton, the Lions used three top-10 individual performances from Vik, Chulya and Dilawari and a course low 298 stroke performance in the final 18 holes to capture the team title. It was Columbia’s first team title since it won the River Landing Classic in Wallace, N.C. on April 11-12, 2015.