STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Three Columbia men’s golfers—first-year Arjun Puri, first-year Dan Terrell and senior Joshua Suh— concluded day one ranked among the field’s top-26 individuals at the 42nd annual Penn State Rutherford Intercollegiate on Saturday. Columbia tees off the final round tomorrow at 8:18 a.m.
Puri enters day two in 18th place at one-over-par 72-71-143. Showing consistency, Puri was the only Columbia golfer to shoot two par or under-par rounds on the day. His 71 in the second round tied a career-low. He is within striking distance of a top-10 finish.
Terrell shot a three-over-par 69-76-145 and sits in 24th place after day one. After shooting a career-low 69 in the first round, he was in fifth place, but finished with a 76 in the second round.
Suh, competing as an individual, ends day one in 26th place with a six-over-par 79-67-146. After carding a 79 in the first round for 68th place, Suh shot a career-low 67 in the second round to vault all the way up to 26th place. His 67 marks the lowest round total for a Columbia golfer this year.
Three other Lions golfers are competing this weekend. Sophomore Nick Brisebois is in 58th place after carding a nine-over-par 76-75-151, sophomore Cullen Chung is in 70th place with a 17-over-par 81-78-159 and first-year John Robertson is in 72nd place with a 21-over-par 78-85-163.
Columbia finished day one in 10th place with a combined 27-over-par 295-300-595. Host Penn State is in first place in the team competition at 12-under-par 280-276-556. The Nittany Lions lead second place Oakland by eight strokes. Oakland’s Marc Norton (-7, 67-68-135) and Penn State’s Cole Miller (-7, 70-65-135) are tied atop the individual leaderboard.
The annual event is being played on the par-71, 7,202-yard Penn State Blue Golf Course. Tee times and results are available via Golfstat at this link. Live scoring is not available. Information on the Penn State Blue Golf Course is available at this link and additional information on the event is available on Penn State’s website.
Columbia is one 12 teams competing in the field including host Penn State, Binghamton, Cleveland State, Eastern Michigan, Dayton, Georgetown, Loyola, Md., Oakland, Rutgers, Seton Hall and West Virginia.
The event is the fourth of five spring events for Columbia men’s golf as the Lions will travel to Elverson, Pa. to compete in The Ivy League Championship, scheduled for April 20-22.