KETTERING, Ohio—The Columbia men’s golf team concluded the two-day, 36-round Dayton Flyer Invitational in 12th place Tuesday at the NCR Country Club. Columbia improved its standing from a 17th place after the first round of competition.
Columbia shot a combined 614 (314-300) for a 12th place finish in the 18-team invitational. The second day was much better for the Lions as they shot a combined 300 which was the fifth lowest round on Tuesday and bested their day one score by 14 strokes.
Joshua Suh led the Lions with an 11th place finish in registering a 148 (plus 6) score (76-72). Mert Selamet (78-76-154) and Tharusyan Pillay (77-77-154) both finished in 42nd place at plus 12, Nick Brisebois came back from an 84 on day one to shoot a 75 in day two to finish in 82nd place at 159 and Christopher Chu ended the invite in 98th place (83-79-162).
Michigan (284-296-580) claimed the team championship after finishing eight strokes ahead of second place and host Dayton (289-299-588). Michigan golfers Nick Carlson and Ian Kim tied for the individual title after shooting a 142 (even).
The 17-team field was comprised of host Dayton, Butler, Detroit, Evansville, Fort Wayne, IUPUI, Loyola, Ill., Miami, Ohio, Michigan, Northern Kentucky, Oakland, Robert Morris, St. Bonaventure, Valparaiso, Wright State and Youngstown State.
Results are also available at BirdieFire.com at this link. The event marks Columbia’s final tournament of the 2016 fall season.