ITHACA, N.Y.—The Columbia men’s golf team finished in seventh place in the final round of the Cornell Invitational Sunday at the Robert Trent Golf Course. Columbia entered the final round in ninth place, but moved into seventh place with a 25-over-par 291-294-292-877 in the 54-hole event.
The Robert Trent Jones Golf Course at Cornell University plays to 6,904 yards and a par of 71 from the Big Red tees. It has a rating of 73.1 and slope of 137. Final results and more information on the weekend invitational is available at this link. Live scoring for the event is available at this link.
Sophomore Nick Brisebois led the Lions with a 20th place at four-over-par (71-76-70-217). On Sunday, he carded a one-under-par, while firing four birdies and 11 pars. His first eight holes were either a birdie or par. Overall, he finished with 10 birdies and his 70 tied a career-low round.
In his first collegiate competition, first-year Dan Terrell finished in 24th place with a five-over-par (72-71-75-218). Overall, Terrell carded nine birdies. In the first round’s back nine, he shot a two-under-par 33 with three birdies.
Senior Joshua Suh concluded in 33rd place after firing a nine-over-par (72-76-74-222) with eight birdies.
Rounding out the Lions include first-year Arjun Puri, who finished in 48th place at +11 (78-73-73-224), senior Curtis Chan who finished in 58th place at +14 (76-74-77-227) and first-year John Robertson, who placed 73rd as an individual at +19 (77-78-77-232).
Yale’s James Nicholas birdied the 18th hole to win medalist honors by one stroke over his playing partner, Temple’s John Barone. But Barone’s par on the 18thhole locked up Temple’s team title.
Sixteen teams competed in the event including Columbia, Binghamton, Brown, Bucknell, Canisius, Colgate, Dartmouth, Delaware, Drexel, Penn, St. Bonaventure, St. Joseph’s, Siena, Temple and Yale. It is the second consecutive year that the Lions began their season at the Cornell Invite.
The event marks the first of four fall tournaments that the Lions will compete in. On Sept. 24-26, Columbia will travel to Centreville, Va. and the Chantilly National Golf & Country Club to compete in the Patriot Intercollegiate, followed by a trip to Skokie, Ill. to play in the Windon Memorial Classic (Oct. 8-9). The Lions conclude their fall season at the Camden Collegiate in Camden, S.C. Oct. 21-22.