NEW HAVEN, Conn.—Behind top-10 performances from freshman Ridhima Dilawari and senior Jackie Chulya, the Columbia women’s golf team captured its second consecutive fall invitational title as it was named team champions at the Yale Intercollegiate on Sunday. The 19 teams were scheduled to play 18 more holes on Sunday morning, but competition at the Course at Yale was halted due to inclement weather.
Columbia concluded Saturday’s competition at the Course at Yale in first place with a two-round and two-day combined 581 score. It shot a 292 on Friday and a 289 on Saturday and claimed the title by 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 after shooting a 141 (under 1), five strokes behind Yale’s Jennifer Peng and Boston College’s Jennifer Liebert, who both tied for the individual title at 136. Dilawari shot a 71 on Friday and a 70 on Saturday.
Chulya finished the invitational in ninth place with a two-day 143 (70-73). Her 143 score was at plus 1. Chulya has put together three straight top-10 performances this fall.
Rounding out Columbia performances included Nancy Xu, who finished in 23rd place at 148 (74-74), Amy Ding in 42nd place at 151 (79-72), Camilla Vik in 47th place at 152 (77-75), and Emily Chu in 76th place at 158 (83-75).
Last week, Columbia claimed the team championship in the Princeton Invitational last weekend and registered 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.
The weekend’s event marks the third of four fall tournaments that the Lions will compete in. Columbia will compete in the Cardinal Cup at the University of Louisville (Oct. 23-25).