The Columbia women’s golf team returns to action on Friday after nearly a month off since its eighth-place finish at the Nittany Lion Invitational hosted and won by Penn State. Columbia ended the tournament 49 strokes over par, two better than Yale, while Harvard finished in a distant second, 16 strokes out of first. The player to watch in the upcoming Lady Paladin Invitational in Greenville, S.C. for Columbia will be last year’s Ivy League Player of the Year, junior Michelle Piyapattra. In her last day at Penn State, Piyapattra set the Columbia low-round record, as well as course record, shooting a 65.
Four seniors reflect on their time at Columbia, and what it means to be leaving these years—and NYC—behind.