The Light Blue took second place at the Roar-EE Invitational on Saturday at Spook Rock Golf Course. The team shot 309-297—606 (+30), six strokes behind first-place Harvard. Sophomore Michelle Piyapattra matched her personal best of three-under 69 to take the individual title. The Lions fired six total birdies, tying for second most in the tournament. Columbia sophomore Jane Dong tied Piyapattra for fifth at three-over 75 after the first rounds on Friday. Dong finished ninth overall at 75-78—153 (+9) and tied with Rutgers freshman Kortnie Maxoutopoulis and Long Island senior Anna Palsson. Senior Lynda Kwon cut her strokes down by 16, marking the best improvement among the Lions at 20-over 164.
Four seniors reflect on their time at Columbia, and what it means to be leaving these years—and NYC—behind.