PRINCETON, N.J. – The Columbia men’s golf team concluded the first day of the Princeton Invitational at the Springdale Golf Course in fifth place with the final 18 holes slated to be played Sunday morning.

The 14-team field completed 36 holes of action Saturday, with the host Tigers claiming a three-stroke lead on Yale. Penn and Temple both sit seven strokes back, while the Lions are 19 back.

Sophomore Brandon Jowers led the charge for Lions, posting back-to-back 71s to complete the two rounds tied for fourth. Jowers is just three strokes off Yale’s Brad Kushner, who shot a combined 139 (72-67) and holds the lead.

Senior Ford Fischer is also in the top 20 after shooting a 71 in the opening round and a 76 in the second to card a 147 for the day. He will start Sunday tied for 19th. First-year Harrison Shih finds himself in a tie for 27th, just one stroke back of Fischer after registering scores of 73 and 75.

Junior Andrew Kim carded consecutive rounds of 76 and will head into the last 18 holes of play tied for 37th. Senior Michael Yiu also scored two identical rounds, posting two 81s, and is tied for 68th.

The Lions will be among the last five groups to tee of Sunday, beginning with Michael Yiu at 9:10 a.m. A complete list of tee times can be found HERE.

T4 – Brandon Jowers – 71-71—142
T19 – Ford Fischer – 71-76—147
T27 – Harrison Shih – 73-75—148
T37 – Andrew Kim – 76-76—152
T68 – Michael Yiu – 81-81—162