SPRINGFIELD, N.J.  – The eight Ivy League men’s golf squads are separated by just 12 strokes, with the top five bunched together with just three strokes between the teams, as round one concluded Friday afternoon at Baltusrol Golf Club. Columbia is tied for fourth with Penn, after both teams shot 302, trailing Harvard and Dartmouth who each shot team scores of 299.

Junior Brandon Jowers is tied for seventh after the first 18 holes, turning in a four-over 74. Jowers played the back nine well Friday, carding six pars and two birdies, including the final hole of the day. Senior Andrew Kim played a balanced round Friday, shooting a five-over 75 to stand tied for 11th.

First-year Christopher Chu concluded his first round at an Ivy League Championship tied for 14th, shooting a six-over 76 with six pars on both the front and back nine.

Sophomore Harrison Shih and rookie Tharusyan Pillay each carded a 77 in the opening round and will begin Saturday’s round tied for 20th.

Action continues with round two at Baltusrol at 11:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Golf Stat is providing live stats of the Ivy League Championships HERE.

T4 – Columbia 302
T7 – Brandon Jowers 74
T11 – Andrew Kim 75
T14 – Christopher Chu 76
T20 – Harrison Shih 77
T20 – Tharusyan Pillay 77