PRINCETON, N.J.—Sophomore Ridhima Dilawari led three Columbia golfers in the top-25 as she finished in sixth place Sunday during the final round of competition at the Princeton Invitational. As a team, Columbia moved up one spot on Sunday as it finished in sixth place with a 65-over-par 314-310-305-929 at the two-day event at the Springdale Golf Club. The Lions were one of six Ivy League teams competing in the weekend event.
Dilawari, who was named Columbia’s first-ever Ivy League Women’s Golf Rookie of the Year and Second Team All-Ivy League last spring, carded a 74 on Sunday to move up five spots in the standings. She finished with a 10-over-par score of 77-75-74-226. She entered Sunday’s final round in 11th place and fired three birdies to finish in sixth place overall. For the tournament, she ranked second in 63-player field in birdies with nine. It marked the second consecutive year that Dilawari placed among the Princeton Invitational’s top-10 golfers.
Behind Dilawari, junior Amy Ding concluded the two-day event in 16th place at 15-over-par 76-76-79-231. With her 34 pars, Ding finished eighth among golfers in pars.
First-year Katie Lee finished the invitational in 23rd place with a 17-over-par 76-78-79-233. Lee tallied three birdies in Saturday’s first round.
Competing as an individual, senior Nancy Xu made the biggest jump among Columbia golfers as she rose 15 positions from 38th place to 23rd following a two-over-par 38 in Sunday’s final round. She finished with a 17-over-par 81-78-74-233 after tallying two pars on Sunday.
Also competing as an individual, first-year Kim Chiang finished in 30th place at 19-over-par 79-77-79-235, first-year Qingyi Symba Xu, who moved up eight spots with a team-low 73 score on Sunday, placed 54th with a 31-over-par 85-89-73-247 and sophomore Emily Chu finished in 57th place with a 32-over-par 85-82-81-248.
Georgetown’s Jacquelyn Eleey won the individual competition after shooting a three-under-par 75-67-71-213, while leading the Hoyas to a 14-stroke victory in the team competition with a 308-301-296-905.
The weekend’s event marks the second of four tournaments on the Lions’ 2017 fall schedule. Columbia will next travel to New Haven, Conn. to compete in the Yale Women’s Intercollegiate (Oct. 6-8) and Louisville, Ky. for the Louisville Cardinal Cup.