UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.—Senior Arjuna Anday placed 13th with a three-over par to lead the Columbia Men’s Golf team to a sixth place finish in day one of the 41st annual Rutherford Invitational Saturday at Penn State Golf Course. The Lions tee off the final round at 8 a.m. on Sunday morning along with Rutgers and Binghamton.

Columbia finished the first two rounds and 36 holes in a tie for sixth place at plus-19 (294-293-587). All five Columbia golfers are within seven strokes of each other. Hole by hole scores are not available.

Anday shot a team-low 70 in Saturday’s second round. Coupled with a 75 in the first round, he finished the day with a 145. His 70 ties a season-low round for Anday.

First-year Jeremy Perna finished day one second among Columbia golfers and 23rd in the field with a plus-5 (73-74-147), senior Mert Selamet was one stroke behind and in 29th place at plus-6 (73-75-148), senior Christopher Chu is in 41st place (75-77-150) and junior Joshua Suh is in 50th place (78-74-152).

Ohio’s Payton White leads the field after shooting a five-under-par 137 (69-68-137), while Georgetown leads the field at plus-1 (285-284-569).

Columbia is one 13 teams at the Rutherford Invitational. The Blue Course at the Penn State Golf Course has a par of 71 with a course length of 7,202 yards.

RUTHERFORD INVITATIONAL 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

Georgetown

+1

285

284

--

569

2.

Ohio

+12

294

286

--

580

3.

Eastern Michigan

+13

298

283

--

581

3.

Penn State

+13

293

288

--

581

5.

Oakland

+15

299

284

--

583

6.

West Virginia

+19

297

290

--

587

6.

Columbia

+19

294

293

--

587

8.

Rutgers

+22

297

293

--

590

9.

Binghamton

+25

296

297

--

593

10.

Seton Hall

+27

304

291

--

595

11.

VCU

+30

296

302

--

598

12.

Xavier

+31

298

301

--

599

13.

Towson

+36

297

307

--

604

 

COLUMBIA PLAYER LEADERBOARD

Pos.

Player

To Par

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Total

T13.

Arjuna Anday

+3

75

70

--

145

T23.

Jeremy Perna

+5

73

74

--

147

T29.

Mert Selamet

+6

73

75

--

148

T41.

Christopher Chu

+8

73

77

--

150

T50.

Joshua Suh

+10

78

74

--

152