TUXEDO PARK, N.Y. - The Columbia men's golf team dropped its fall opener Saturday to Army, 7-4, in a format similar to the Ryder Cup. Playing the event as part of Patriot Golf Day, Columbia partnered with Army and The Tuxedo Club to raise money for the Folds of Honor Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides educational scholarships to the children and spouses of military men and women disabled or killed while serving our great nation.
Singles play commenced during the morning round of golf at the par-71, 6,607-yard Tuxedo Club, with Army securing wins in five of seven matches. Columbia's Ford Fischer and Jordan Lee defeated their respective opponents, each by a score of 4&3.
In the afternoon, the teams competed in four-ball matches. The teams split the weather-shortened round, with both Columbia and Army winning two matches. The tandem of Harrision Shih and head coach Richard Mueller secured a 1-up victory in their match, while Andrew Kim and John Davenport took a 2&1 decision.
The Lions will be back in action next weekend, competing at The McLaughlin. That tournament will be held in Farmingdale, N.Y. at Bethpage Red.
Harrison Florence (A) def. John Davenport (C) 5&3
John Lee (A) def. Harrison Shih (C) 3&2
Ford Fischer (C) def. Brandon Baerwaldt 4&3
Anthony Kim (A) def. Andrew Kim (C) 2&1
Jordan Lee (C) def. Robby Hill (A) 4&3
Eric Peng (A) def. S Laroure (C) 4&3
Matt Philie (A) def. Michael Yiu (C) 4&3
Four-ball (afternoon shortened to 9 holes)
H. Shih/R. Mueller (C) def. E. Peng/B. Roberts (A) 1-up
Andrew Kim/J. Davenport (C) def B. Baerwaldt/R Hill (A) 2&1
M. Phile/H. Florence (A) def S Laroure/Jordan Lee (C) 3&1
John Lee/Anthony Kim (A) def F. Fischer/M. Yiu (C) 1-down