What’s Happening In Columbia Sports: Golf! Edition
Written by Abby Rubel
Sports Editor Abby Rubel brings you this week’s sports update, before you enjoy your 4/20 too much to remember it.
Men’s Golf: The Ivy League Championships got underway this morning at 10:00. The tournament will continue tomorrow and Sunday at 9:00 am each day. The Lions won the tournament most recently in 2014, although the team came in seventh place last year. (Harvard won.) Senior Joshua Suh, sophomore Nick Brisebois, and first-years Dan Terrell, John Robertson, and Arjun Puri will compete for the Light Blue. The Lions had a tough schedule before this, which Head Coach Rich Mueller hopes will pay off in the tournament. The winning team will head to the NCAA Championships.
Women’s Golf: The women’s team is also competing at the Ivy League Championships this weekend. They teed off at 8:30 am this morning and will start at the same time on Saturday and Sunday. Last year, Princeton dominated the tournament and the Lions came in third, thanks in part to a fifth-place individual performance from then-senior Jackie Chulya. The Lions have only won one title (2007) since they started competing in 2004. Competing for Columbia will be senior Nancy Xu, junior captain Amy Ding, sophomore Emily Chu, and first-years Katie Lee, Qingyi Symba Xu, and Kim Chiang.
Heavyweight Rowing: Columbia will compete for the Doc Lusins Trophy on Saturday against Boston University, currently ranked ninth. They’ll also race against Syracuse University, currently ranked 14th, although Syracuse does not compete for the trophy. Doc Lusins was captain of Columbia’s heavyweight rowing team in 1959, and the trophy was established in 2003 by his son who rowed for Boston. Boston has beaten Columbia for the trophy seven years in a row.
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