GRASONVILLE, Md.—The Columbia men’s golf team travels to Maryland to compete in the two-day 36-hole Towson Invitational held at the Prospect Bay Country Club this weekend. Once again, the Lions have entered two teams and 10 golfers in the field.
Columbia is one of 21 teams competing in the invitational including Bethune-Cookman, Bryant, Cornell, Elon, Fairfield, Fairleigh Dickinson, Indiana, Pa., Lafayette, La Salle, Long Island, Maryland Eastern Shore, Penn, Robert Morris, Sacred Heart, Seton Hall, Saint Anselm, Stevenson, Trinity College, Towson and William & Mary.
The Prospect Bay Country Club has a par of 72 with a course length of 6,530 yards. Tee times will start at 8 a.m. on both days.
Columbia began its 2017 spring season last weekend when it sent two teams and 10 golfers to the GCU Invitational in Phoenix. First-year Jeremy Perna registered a breakout performance as he placed fifth with a three-round 208 (-5, 69-69-70). It marked the best collegiate outing of his career and his second career top-25 performance. Junior Joshua Suh finished in 19th place with a 213 (Even, 71-72-70) and senior Christopher Chu completed the three rounds in 27th place with a 216 (+3, 70-74-72). Updated Columbia season statistics can be found at this link.
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 second of five competitive dates for the Lions this spring.