NEW YORK — The Columbia women’s golf team begins its 2023 championship season this weekend, hosting the Columbia Classic at Duran Golf Club in Melbourne, Florida. The 54-hole tournament will span Saturday-Monday.
Fans looking to keep up with the tournament can track live scoring courtesy of Golfstat. Each competitor’s score will be updated every three holes.
This year’s field features 80 total competitors with 14 teams and 10 additional individuals. Columbia, Princeton and Dartmouth will represent the Ivy League. Other teams include Albany, Boston U., Notre Dame, Old Dominion, Penn State, Richmond, St. John’s, Seton Hall, Texas Tech, Tulsa and Youngstown State.
Due to weather concerns, Saturday’s first round was changed to a shotgun start at 9 a.m. The field will tee off from the first and 10th holes in a fixed tee-time format on Sunday at 8 a.m. Monday’s final round will go off in a shotgun format at 8:30 a.m. Pairings for each round will be updated on Golfstat.
Six Lions will take part in the event. The team lineup will consist of Allison Paik, Yoko Tai, Emma Shen, Christine Shao and Annie Sun. Anne Walsh will compete as an individual.
Paik led the Lions through the fall with a competition stroke average of 74.88. Her best finish was a tie for eighth at the Ivy intercollegiate, hosted at the prestigious Baltusrol Golf Club. First-year Emma Shen finished the fall strong with a tie for 13th in that same event. First-year Yoko Tai closed out her fall with back-to-back top 25s.
Duran Golf Club will be set as a 6,357-yard standard par 72 this weekend. Fans can visit DuranGolf.com for more information on the course.