OWINGS MILL, Md. – The 2013 Ivy League Men’s Golf Championship came to a conclusion Sunday afternoon at the Caves Valley Golf Club, with the Columbia Lions claiming fourth place. Sophomore Brandon Jowers and first-year Harrison Shih each notched top-10 finishes to garner second team All-Ivy League accolades.
The Lions entered the final round in a tie for second place, just two strokes behind Yale. Princeton though, put together the lowest round of the tournament Sunday to rise from fourth and win the tournament by five strokes over Yale (883-888). Penn finished just one stroke back of Yale to take third, while Lions posted a three-round score of 893 to finish 10 strokes off the lead.
Jowers, who was just one of four golfers all weekend to card a round under par with his 69 Saturday, recorded a 75 Sunday to claim sole possession of seventh place. Teammate Shih concluded play just one stroke back in a tie for eighth after shooting a three-over 73 in the final round. The duo joined Sam Bernstein (Yale), Nelson Hargrove (Brown) and Charlie Edler (Dartmouth) on the All-Ivy League second team. Bernstein was also unanimously selected as the Ivy League Player of the Year as voted on by the conference coaches.
Columbia’s upperclassmen round out the lineup. Senior Michael Yiu, who competed in all four Ivy League Championships during his career at Columbia, notched a tie for 15th on the individual leaderboard after carding a 77 Sunday. Fellow senior Ford Fischer also tallied a 77 on the final round and finished tied for 18th. Junior Andrew Kim shot his best round of the tournament Sunday, turning in a 74 to finish tied for 23rd.
Princeton’s Greg James came away with individual medalist honors with a three-over 213 for the tournament. He edged out Penn’s PJ Fielding and Max Marsico who both carded six-over 216’s to finish tied for second. Princeton’s Quinn Prchal, who finished tied for fourth with Dartmouth’s James Pleat, earned Ivy League Rookie of the Year honors.
All-Ivy League First Team
Greg James, Princeton
PJ Fielding, Penn
Max Marsico, Penn
Quinn Prchal, Princeton
James Pleat, Dartmouth
Ivy League Player of the Year – Sam Bernstein, Yale (Unanimous)
Ivy League Rookie of the Year – Quinn Prchal, Princeton