PHOENIX, Ariz.—The Columbia men’s golf team opens its spring season this weekend at the Grand Canyon University Invitational, held Friday and Saturday at the GCU Golf Course.
Columbia is one of 14 teams competing in the invitational including CSU-Bakersfield, Duke, Eastern Michigan, Grand Canyon, Indiana, Loyola Marymount, UMKC, Northern Illinois, Omaha, South Dakota, Southern Utah, Utah Valley and Wichita State. The teams will play 36 holes on Friday and 18 holes on Saturday with a shotgun start. Par is 71 with the course yardage of 7,629 on the first day and 7,212 on day two.
Live results on the tournament can be found at this link on Golfstat.
Two Columbia teams will compete in the invitational. Columbia’s A Team consists of junior Joshua Suh, senior Arjuna Anday, junior Curtis Chan, senior Mert Selamet and first-year Nick Brisebois. Columbia’s second team consists of senior Christopher Chu, senior J Christian FitzGerald, first-year Jeremy Perna, sophomore Sunny Yan and senior Tharusyan Pillay. Columbia fall men’s golf statistics are available at this link.
This fall, Suh led the Lions with a team-best four top-25 individual performances and a team-low 73.40 stroke average. In addition, Anday, who placed fifth at the Cornell Invitational, Perna and Selamet each registered a top-25 individual performance.
Since taking over the Columbia program in 2005, head coach Rich Mueller has guided Columbia men’s golf to four Ivy League team championships, three individual Ivy League titles, five NCAA postseason appearances and 23 All-Ivy League individual golf performances.
The invitational is the first of four competitive dates for the Lions this spring.
Columbia Golf seniors Mert Selamet, Arjuna Anday, Rachel Shi, J Christian FitzGerald, Jackie Chulya, Tharusyan Pillay and Christopher Chu (missing Camilla Vik) take in New York City Midtown following the Golf Senior Banquet. Both golf teams begin their spring seasons this weekend as the women compete at the Augusta Invitational in Georgia and the men have two teams entered at the Grand Canyon University Invitational in Phoenix. Good luck Lions! #RoarLionRoar #GoColumbiaLions #ColumbiaWGolf #ColumbiaMGolf