PAUMA VALLEY, Calif. – After the first 36 holes of the USF Triumph at Pauma Valley Country Club, junior Michael Yiu is tied for 12th and the Columbia men’s golf team is in sixth place.

Yiu had a great first-round shooting a 1-over 72 on his first 18 with to enter the second round tied for sixth. After a 7-over 78 in the second round, he sits at 8-over 150, nine strokes back of individual leader James Back of San Francisco.

The Columbia men shot a 305-310—615 (+47). Tournament host San Francisco leads all teams at 7-over 575.

Senior Brendon Doyle also enjoyed a strong first day. He is tied for 22nd in the 64-player field after carding a 73-80—153 (+11).

Senior Sam Mysock shot 77-79—156 (+14) to enter Tuesday’s final round tied for 35th.

Rounding out the Lions’ five-man team were sophomores Jordan Lee and Andrew Kim, who both faired better in the second round. Lee is tied for 41st at 83-75-158 (+16) and Kim is tied for 50th at 83-78—161 (+19).

Competing as an individual, Brandon Jowers bounced back in Round 2 in a big way, finishing the day at 80-74—154 (+12) to move into a tie for 25th. Columbia’s other individuals included Ford Fischer, who had a strong start with a 3-over 74 in the first round but finished the day at 5-over 157 to sit tied for 38th. Steve LaRouere shot an 82-81—163 (+21) and is tied for 55th.

The Columbia team players will tee off Tuesday’s final round from the first hole in trios with golfers from Austin Peay State and British Columbia. The team’s first tee time is 7:40 a.m. with 10-minute intervals.