ELVERSON, Pa.—The Columbia men’s golf team will travel to Elverson, Pa. to compete in this weekend’s 90th annual Ivy League Men’s Golf Championship Friday through Sunday, April 20-22 at Stonewall. The teams will play 18 holes on each day. The Ivy League Men’s Golf Championship began in 1928. The Stonewall Golf Course has a par of 70 and yardage of 6,866.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday, April 20: Round One, Tee times: 10 a.m.
Saturday, April 21: Round Two, Tee times: 9 a.m.
Sunday, April 22: Round Three, Tee times: 9 a.m.
HOW TO FOLLOW THE ACTION
Fans that can't make it to Stonewall in Elverson, Pa. this weekend can follow the action with live results on GolfStat.com. Following each day's events, a recap with links to overall results will be available on GoColumbiaLions.com as well as IvyLeagueSports.com. Fans can also follow the action on social media by following the Columbia men's golf team on twitter @ColumbiaMGolf and the Ivy League Conference, @IvyLeague, as well as joining in on the conversation by using #IvyLeague, #RoarLionRoar
A QUICK LOOK AT THE LIONS
Head Coach Rich Mueller put together a challenging schedule in 2017-18. That competition should bode well for the Lions heading into this weekend’s Ivy League Championship.
The youthful Lions enter the weekend with balance as all eight Lions have either led or placed second or third on the squad in Columbia’s eight invitationals in 2017-18.
Leading the Lions with the top two team-low scoring averages are first-years Arjun Puri (75.25) and Dan Terrell (75.76). Puri has been Columbia’s most consistent golfer, while Terrell is coming off his best performance of the year last weekend. Puri has registered three top-30 performances and has topped Columbia in three of its four invitationals this spring. Terrell turned in his best performance of the year,
Senior Joshua Suh has tallied a 76.00 stroke average and a team-high three par or under par rounds over 21 rounds this year. His best performance came at the Camden Collegiate, Oct. 22-23 with a 27th place performance. Last weekend, he carded Columbia’s best round of the year, a 67 at the Penn State Rutherford Intercollegiate. He is the only Lion with Ivy League Championship experience.
In addition to those three players, a host of individuals have the opportunity to make an impact including sophomore Nick Brisebois (76.71), sophomore Cullen Chung (77.06), senior Curtis Chan (77.54), first-year John Robertson (78.21) and junior Sunny Yan (80.33).
Updated Columbia men’s golf statistics are available at this link.
A private golf partnership located in northwest Chester County Pennsylvania, Stonewall was conceived over 23 years ago by a group of golf enthusiasts who longed for golf in its purest form: without tee times or restrictions; where players are encouraged to walk the course. Rather than another good country club, Stonewall was conceived as a golf club with excellent courses available for Partners whenever they wanted to play; challenging for the superior player while manageable for the average player. What Stonewall is not, is perhaps just as important as what it is. The vision was simple. A quiet, unpretentious, walking course in the countryside where one wouldn't have to worry about a full tee sheet or encroaching development.
The facilities at Stonewall include two 18-hole championship golf courses, each with practice facilities, two golf houses with overnight accommodations, a golf shop and restaurant facilities. The golf courses, both designed by Tom Doak and his company Renaissance Golf, complement each other. Each offers a decidedly different approach to the game. The Old Course, with more demanding shot values and an emphasis on driving accuracy and distance, complements the North Course, which offers more generous landing areas, but requires a more exacting short game. The Old Course is a walking
Stonewall's Old Course has been ranked among Golf Magazine's top one hundred golf courses in the United States, while the North Course was named one of the top ten best new courses in the country by "The Golfer" magazine. Both have been widely accepted by local and national golf communities. The Old Course has hosted a number of prestigious events since its opening in July 1993 including the Pennsylvania Open, the Philadelphia Amateur
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COLUMBIA’S IVY LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP TRADITION
Columbia has captured five Ivy League team Men’s Golf Championships in the history of the event: 1999, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2014. The Lions have won four of the last 11 events and its five total titles rank third among the eight Ivy League schools for most championships won. A Columbia golfer has captured the Ivy League individual title one time: Chris Condello in 2007. Since taking over the Columbia program in 2005, head coach Rich Mueller has guided Columbia men’s golf to four Ivy League team championships, one individual Ivy League title, five NCAA postseason appearances and 25 All-Ivy League individual golf performances.
A LOOK BACK AT LAST YEAR’S IVY LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP
Senior Mert Selamet and first-year Jeremy Perna both concluded Ivy League Championship play tied for 10th place in the individual standings at seven-over-par 223 at the Stanwich Club. The Lions finished the three-day championship in seventh place with a 314-286-309-909 (+45).