Men's Golf Takes Second at Cornell Invitational
Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics

ITHACA, N.Y. -- The Columbia University men's golf team continued its impressive start to the 2010 season with a second-place showing at the Cornell Invitational at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course. The Lions shot 295-290-296 over the two-day event and finished behind only Binghamton in the team standings.

First-year Jordan Lee was the top individual finisher for Columbia, as his three-round score of 217 placed him in fifth place overall. Sophomore Michael Yiu, who had the best round of the tournament by any Lion with a second-round 70, closed in a tie for eighth place at 220.

Senior Clark Granum ended the tournament two strokes behind Yiu and tied for 16th place. Junior Brendan Doyle had his best round of the tournament on the final day (74) and finished tied for 30th. First-year Andrew Kim hit a little bit of a rough patch in the second round but bounced back to card a 73, the best final-round score by a Columbia golfer.

A trio of Lions participated as individuals, as senior Justin Lee and sophomore Ford Fischer tied for 41st and sophomore Stephen LaRouere finished with a 75 and tied for 61st.

Binghamton won the team championship by 15 shots, and had two of the top three individuals in the tournament field of 81. Jake Katz earned medalist honors for the Bearcats, while Andrew Marler tied for third.

The Lions will continue its fall season on Oct. 9-10 at the William & Mary Invitational in Virginia.

2 Columbia University 295 290 296 881
5 Jordan Lee 71 71 75 217
T 8 Michael Yiu 76 70 74 220
T 16 Clark Granum 74 73 75 222
T 30 Brendan Doyle 77 76 74 227
T 34 Andrew Kim 74 81 73 228

T 41 Justin Lee Columbia 78 75 78 231
T 41 Ford Fischer Columbia 78 73 80 231
T 61 Stephen LaRouere Columbia 82 83 75 240