It was Columbia’s best showing of the 2017-18 season as the Lions combined for a 51-over-par (320-307-627) to finish one stroke behind team champion Long Island (+50, 315-311-626).
Including Symba Xu, five Columbia golfers concluded the two-day, 36-hole event at Quail Valley Golf Course ranked among the field’s top-10 golfers.
Competing as an individual, Symba Xu maintained second place by shooting a 75 in today’s final round. She finished at eight-over-par 77-75-152 and placed second behind individual leader Carolina Ronchel (+3, 74-73-147) of Long Island by five strokes. Symba Xu, who tallied a team-high tying three birdies and 24 pars, ranked tied for second in the field in par-3 scoring (3.13/+1) and tied for second in par-5 scoring (5.00/Even).
First-year Katie Lee improved from sixth place to third place on Monday with a 12-over-par 80-76-156. Lee also ranked third in the field in par-4 scoring (4.30, +6) and sixth in par-5 scoring (5.13, +1).
Making the biggest improvement from Sunday was senior Nancy Xu, who vaulted from 14th place to fifth place after shooting a team-low tying 75 on Monday. Xu finished with a 13-over-par 82-75-157. Xu placed among field leaders in pars (sixth, 22) and par-4 scoring (fourth, 4.30, +6).
Junior captain Amy Ding tied for fifth place with a 13-over-par 78-79-157. Ding ranked second in the field in pars (25) and tied for second in par-3 scoring (3.13, +1).
Rounding out Columbia scoring were sophomore Emily Chu, who finished in ninth place with a 14-over-par 81-77-159 and first-year Kim Chiang, who contributed a 19-over-par 81-82-163 for 15th place.
Complete results are available at this link on www.golfstat.com. The Quail Valley Golf Course is a par-72,
The competition is named in honor of Vanessa Picciotto Perrine, a former Wagner College golfer who passed away tragically in 2012 from preeclampsia, a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure and signs of damage to another organ system, most often the liver and kidneys. More information on Picciotto Perrine is available at this link.