GRASONVILLE, Md. -- Senior Clark Granum led the Columbia men's golf team on the first day of the Fireline Towson Invitational on Saturday at Prospect Bay Country Club. Granum is tied for 17th through 36 holes at 151, and was tied for eighth following his first-round 74 earlier in the day.
As a team, the Lions rank 10th in the 17-team field, six strokes behind Navy and nine strokes in back of Longwood at 622.
Granum is one of the top par-3 scorers in the tournament, as his 2.88 stroke average on the par-3 holes ties him for seventh in the 91-player field. The senior also has 27 pars through two rounds to tie for sixth overall.
Columbia tallied 113 pars to tie for the third-highest team total with Loyola (Md.). Kent State leads the tournament in pars with 121, while the host Tigers are second with 118.
Not coincidentally, the Golden Flashes and Tigers also rank 1-2 in team scoring as Kent State holds 21-stroke advantage on second-place Towson heading into the final 18 holes.
Outside of Granum, sophomore Michael Yiu shaved six strokes off his first-round score and tied Granum's first-round score for the best Columbia round of the day. Yiu currently sits in a tie for 33rd place at 154.
The third and final round of the Fireline Towson Invitational will take place on Sunday, March 27 beginning at 7:30 p.m.