Men's Golf Takes Second at 2011 Ivy League Championship
GALLOWAY, N.J. -- The Columbia men's golf team saw its streak of consecutive Ivy League titles end at three on Sunday, as the Lions fell short in their comeback attempt and finished second at the 2011 Ivy League Championship. Junior Brendan Doyle ended the tournament in third place individually, while senior Clark Granum closed out his stellar career with a seventh-place finish.
The three-time defending champion Lions entered the day seven strokes behind Penn for the top spot. The second place team, Yale, was one stroke behind the Quakers with 18 holes left. Columbia shot a 302 on Sunday, bettering any other single-day score by a team over the first two days, and shaving five strokes off its previous day score.
Unfortunately for the Lions, the Bulldogs steamrolled Galloway National Golf Club, carding a team total of 288 to run away with the Ivy League Championship by 20 strokes.
Doyle finished three strokes behind Dartmouth's Peter Williamson, who won his second individual Ivy League title in three seasons. Yale's Tom McCarthy had the best round of the day, shooting a one-under par 70 to finish second.
For their efforts, Doyle and Granum earned All-Ivy League accolades. Doyle was named first team All-Ivy League, while Granum earns second-team status. With his tie for seventh, Granum becomes the first golfer in program history to pick up top-ten finishes in all four of his Ivy League Championship appearances, and the first to be named All-Ivy League all four seasons.