NEW YORK—The Columbia men’s golf team will compete in nine different invitationals as the program released its upcoming 2017-18 schedule, head coach Rich Mueller announced on Wednesday.

 

“Our schedule for this year will continue to challenge us both in an out of the region,” Mueller said. “We’re excited at being able to travel and play in some great fields at some great venues.”

 

Columbia opens its 2017 fall season at the Cornell Invitational in Ithaca, N.Y. (Sept. 16-17), then travels to Centreville, Va. to compete in the Patriot Invitational (Sept. 24-26) hosted by George Mason. The Lions round out fall competition at the Windon Memorial Classic at the Evanston Golf Club in Skokie, Ill. (Oct. 8-9) and at the Camden Collegiate in Camden, S.C. (Oct. 21-22).

 

Columbia’s 2018 spring season begins at the Grand Canyon Invitational in Phoenix Ariz. (March 16-17). The following week, Columbia will compete at the Seahawk Intercollegiate in Wilmington, N.C. (March 25-26), followed by the Princeton Invitational (April 7-8) and Penn State Invitational (April 14-15) in State College, Pa.

 

Columbia concludes its spring season at the 44th annual Ivy League Championships. The championship will take place at the Aronimink Golf Course in Newton Square, Pa. from April 20-22. Fueled by two top-10 and All-Ivy League performances by Jeremy Perna (10th place) and Mert Selamet (10th place), Columbia concluded the 2017 Ivy League Championships in seventh place.

 

Led by rising sophomore Perna, who was named the program’s first-ever Ivy League Rookie of the Year, Columbia returns senior and stroke average leader Joshua Suh, senior Curtis Chan, junior Sunny Yan, sophomores Nick Brisebois and Cullen Chung. Mueller welcomes a four-member recruiting class including freshmen Youn Sung Kim, Arjun Puri, John Robertson and Dan Terrell.

 

2017-18 COLUMBIA MEN'S GOLF SCHEDULE

 

FALL SEASON

 Date  Event  Location/Course
 Sept. 16-17  Cornell Invitational  Ithaca, N.Y./Robert Trent Jones Golf Course
 Sept. 24-26  Patriot Invitational  Centreville, Va./Chantilly Natl Golf & Country Club
 Oct. 8-9  Windon Memorial Classic  Skokie, Ill./Evanston Golf Club
 Oct. 21-22  Camden Collegiate  Camden, S.C./Camden Country Club

 

SPRING SEASON

 Date  Event  Location/Course
 March 16-17  Grand Canyon Invitational  Phoenix, Ariz./GCU Golf Course
 March 25-26  Seahawk Intercollegiate  Wilmington, N.C./Country Club of Landfall
 April 7-8  Princeton Invitational  Princeton, N.J./Springdale Golf Club
 April 14-15  Penn State Invitational  State College, Pa./Penn State Golf Course
 April 20-22  Ivy League Championships  Newton Square, Pa./Aronimink Golf Club