PRINCETON, N.J.—First-year John Robertson shot a career-low one-under-par 70 and currently sits in fifth place to lead the Columbia men’s golf team following day one of competition at the Princeton Invitational Friday afternoon. The final round will be played Saturday at the Springdale Golf Club. Columbia’s five players will tee off at 9 a.m. ET.


Robertson carded five birdies on the day including back-to-back birdies on holes 2 and 3, and holes 12 and 13. His five birdies tie for the fourth most in the field and he will enter the final 18 holes just four strokes behind individual leader Mike Graboys of Cornell, who shot a five-under-par 66. The 70 marked the second lowest Columbia round score in 2017-18, ranking second to senior Joshua Suh’s 69 carded in the Windon Memorial Classic second round.


Fellow first-year Arjun Puri also registered a career-low round as he carded an Even 71 to finish day one in 12th place. Puri finished the first round with four birdies including back-to-back on holes 1 and 2.


First-year Dan Terrell finished day one in 48th place with a five-over-par 76. Terrell carded three birdies on the day.


Rounding out Columbia’s scorers were sophomore Cullen Chung, who sits in 57th place at +6 (77) and senior Curtis Chan, who is in 65th place at +11 (82). Chan did register two birdies.


As a team, Columbia is in eighth place after totaling an 10-over-par 294. Cornell and Penn are tied for the team lead with a one-under-par 283. Loyola, Md. and Seton Hall are tied for third place at 284.


Columbia is one 13 teams and seven Ivy League teams competing at the event, including host Princeton, Brown, Cornell, Georgetown, Harvard, Loyola, Md., Penn, Rider, Saint Joseph’s, Seton Hall, Temple and Yale.


Tee times and live scoring is available via Golfstat at this link. The Springdale Golf Club will have a par of 71 and measure 6,415 yards for the event. Information on the Springdale Golf Club is available at this link.