Women's Golf Improves on Final Day of Nittany Lion Invitational
Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Kari L. Williams

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- First-year Michelle Piyapattra shot her third consecutive round of 75 to finish in eighth place individually, and the Columbia University women's golf team shaved three strokes off its first- and second-round scores on the final day of the Nittany Lion Invitational, hosted by Penn State. Three Lions broke 80 on the day as the team shot 312.

Piyapattra ranked second out of the field of 94 in pars over the 54 holes with 40, and finished tied for fifth in par-4 scoring at 4.17. Classmate Jane Dong was the next best finisher for Columbia, as her final-round 76 propelled her into a tie for 47th. Junior Lynda Kwon was the third member of the trio that broke 80 on Sunday, as she fired a 78 to close at 239.

Junior Robin Lee tied for the individual lead in par-5 scoring at 4.83 (-2 for the tournament), and finished tied for 64th. Sophomore Ashley Zambito concluded her tournament at 255.

The Lions will conclude their fall season on Oct. 16-17 at the Harvard Invitational in Cambridge, Mass.

12 Columbia University 315 315 312 942
8 Michelle Piyapattra 75 75 75 225
T 47 Jane Dong 80 81 76 237
T 57 Lynda Kwon 77 84 78 239
T 64 Robin Lee 83 75 83 241
T 90 Ashley Zambito 83 84 88 255