Columbia Men and Penn's Scotty Williams Triumph at Baltusrol
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. — The Columbia
men's golf team has won its third consecutive Ivy title.
The Lions used an incredible second round to emerge from a talented field in the team competition and distanced itself from second-place Yale by three strokes. After a brutal day of weather on Sunday, Penn senior Scotty Williams used a terrific approach shot to within five feet of the pin to defeat a hard-charging Clark Granum of Columbia in the first hole of a play-off for the Men's title at Baltusrol. The junior had erased a six-stroke deficit on Sunday to reach the head-to-head matchup.
Taking hold of the lead after Day 2, Columbia played +14 as a team on Sunday, in brutally cold and wet weather, to keep the Yale Bulldogs at bay. The Lions shot rounds of 309, a championship-low 287 and 294 on the par-70 layout at the famed lower course at Baltusrol Golf Course.
In addition the Granum, the Lions had Brendan Doyle and Michael Yiu in the top-ten finishers for the individual competition.
Williams becomes the second Penn golfer to win the individual title since current assistant coach Michael Blodgett won in 2008 at Galloway G.C. in Galloway, N.J. The senior carded a third round 73 to finish four-over par (72-69-73 — 214) for the tournament.
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