SIMPSONVILLE, Ky.—Columbia senior Jackie Chulya fired a 31 in the final nine holes to conclude the 54-hole Cardinal Cup Invitational in eighth place Tuesday. Facing a competitive field that featured seven teams ranked among the nation’s top-50 women’s golf teams, Chulya finished with a 71 on the final day to pace a Columbia team that finished in 10th place with a combined 931 score (plus 67) at the Louisville Golf Club.
Chulya, the 2015-16 Ivy League Player of the Year, began the final 18 holes in 14th place after the first two rounds. She shot an incredible 31 in the final round's back 9 holes. Her 71 proved to be one of field’s top nine scores on Tuesday as she concluded the invitational with a three-round 223 (plus 7). She improved her score in each round on the course, shooting a 78 on Sunday, a 74 on Monday and 71 on Tuesday.
The competitive 16-team field included No. 7 ranked Florida State, No. 22 Illinois, No. 33 East Carolina, No. 42 Wisconsin, No. 48 Kentucky and No. 50 Louisville. In addition, Maryland, Middle Tennessee, Virginia Tech, Minnesota, Kansas, Cincinnati, Richmond, Bradley and Ball State will also compete.
Chulya was followed by Ridhima Dilawari, who finished in 51st place with a 236 score (82-77-77), Rachel Shi, who placed 53rd at 237 (79-79-79), Camilla Vik in 68th place at 242 (87-74-81) and Amy Ding in 76th place at 244 (80-81-83). The field featured 93 golfers.
Florida State won the team competition by 22 strokes, compiling a three-day 876 (plus 12) followed by Wisconsin at 898, Kentucky at 901 an Illinois at 908. Wisconsin’s Brooke Ferrell won the individual competition by one stroke with a 214 (under 2).
The University of Louisville Golf Course is a par-72, 6,393-yard course.
Final results are available at www.golfstat.com at this link: http://scoring.golfstatresults.com/public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=participants&tid=11682. The competition concludes Columbia’s fall season.