UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.—Three Columbia men’s golfers—first-year Jeremy Perna (13th), senior Arjuna Anday (17th) and senior Mert Selamet (22nd)—all placed among the field’s top-25 golfers at this weekend’s Rutherford Invitational held Saturday and Sunday at the Penn State Golf Course. Behind the play of all three, Columbia finished the 54 holes in seventh place at plus-32 (294, 293, 297-884).

After shooting a 73 on Sunday, Perna moved from 23rd place through the first two rounds to finish in 13th place in the 75-golfer invitational. Perna finished the invite with a 73-74-73-220 (+7).

Just one stroke behind, Anday shot a 76 in Sunday's third round to finish in a tie for 17th place with a 75-70-76-221 (+8). He shot a team-low 70 in Saturday’s second round. The 70 tied for his low round of the 2016-17 season.

Following Perna and Anday, senior Mert Selamet also played efficient golf as he finished just one stroke behind Anday with a 73-75-74-222 (+9). He moved up from 29th place on Saturday to 22nd place today.

Rounding out Columbia scorers included junior Joshua Suh, who improved from 50th place through the first two days to finish in 40th place with a 78-74-74-226 (+13) and senior Christopher Chu, who finished in 49th place with a 73-77-78-228 (+15).

Penn State and Georgetown tied for the team title at plus-16. Ohio’s Payton White carded a four-under-par 69-68-72-209 to capture the individual title.

The Blue Course at the Penn State Golf Course has a par of 71 with a course length of 7,202 yards.

 

RUTHERFORD INVITATIONAL FINAL TEAM LEADERBOARD

University Park, Pa., Penn State Golf Course Blue Course (Par 71, 7,202 yards) 

Pos.

Team

To Par

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Total

1

Penn State

293

288

287

868

+16

+

Georgetown

285

284

299

868

+16

3.

Oakland

299

284

293

876

+24

4.

Eastern Michigan

298

283

298

879

+27

4.

Seton Hall

304

291

284

879

+27

6.

West Virginia

297

290

296

883

+31

7.

Columbia

294

293

297

884

+32

8.

Ohio

294

286

305

885

+33

9.

Rutgers

297

293

303

893

+41

10.

VCU

296

302

297

895

+43

11.

Xavier

298

301

306

905

+53

12.

Towson

297

307

307

911

+59

13.

Binghamton

296

297

319

912

+60

COLUMBIA PLAYER TEAM LEADERBOARD

Pos.

Player

To Par

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Total

T13.

Jeremy Perna

+7

73

74

73

220

T17.

Arjuna Anday

+8

75

70

76

221

T22.

Mert Selamet

+9

73

75

74

222

T40.

Joshua Suh

+13

78

74

74

226

T49.

Christopher Chu

+15

73

77

78

228