GOODYEAR, Ariz. – The Columbia men’s golf team shot a 13-under 275, the second-lowest team round in program history, with three individuals scoring under 70 in the final round of the 2014 Desert Classic to finish the tournament in 12th place.
Columbia earned three head-to-head wins, finishing ahead of Drake, Bowling Green and Creighton, putting head coach Rich Mueller above the 1,000-win mark with 1,002 in his coaching career.
Brandon Jowers moved into the top-20 with his final round 69, finishing tied for 19th to lead the Lions. Harrison Shih shot the best round of the day for any Lion, carding a 67 to end the three-day tournament tied for 36th.
Senior Andrew Kim carded another 69 for the Lions, his best round of the tournament. He concluded play tied for 39th.
Columbia also had three players in action as individuals, and each of them also had their best individual rounds of the tournament. Mert Selamet recorded a 71 to finished tied for 59th. J. Christian FitzGerald match Selamet with a 71 to place 63rd, while Tharusyan Pillay finished the round with a 73 to tie for 64th.
The Lions return to action on March 31 at the Wildcat Invitational in Malvern, Pa. at the White Manor Country Club.