Men's Golf Closes Out First Day of Ivy League Championship
Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Gene Boyars

GALLOWAY, N.J. -- The Columbia men's golf team began its quest of a fourth consecutive Ivy League Championship on Friday afternoon at Galloway National Golf Club. The Lions struggled for much of the day and closed in sixth as a team at 319, one stroke behind Brown for fifth and 13 shots behind first-place Yale.

Junior Brendan Doyle had the low round for Columbia, a three-over par 74, and is tied for third place individually. Doyle shot 37 on the front nine, then played the first eight holes on the back at one-under before a double-bogey on the par-4 18th dropped him back two strokes.

The next lowest score for the Lions came from three-time All-Ivy League golfer Clark Granum, who overcame a poor front nine to shoot 38 on the back and card 80 to stand in a tie for 14th. Granum was able to play his final five holes at one-under par to build momentum heading into the second round.

First-year Jordan Lee shot 82 to stand in a tie for 21st place individually, while sophomore Michael Yiu and first-year Andrew Kim are one shot behind their teammate at 83.

Dartmouth senior Peter Williamson was the lone golfer to shoot in the red on the first day, as his two-under par 69 has him three shots ahead of Princeton's Eric Salazar. Williamson stood at four-under through 17 holes before he double-bogeyed his final hole of the day.

The second round of the 2011 Ivy League Championship will take place on Saturday, April 23, beginning at 11:30 a.m.

6 Columbia University 319 319
T3 Brendan Doyle 74 74
T14 Clark Granum 80 80
T21 Jordan Lee 82 82
T31 Michael Yiu 83 83
T31 Andrew Kim 83 83