News of 14th April 2002

Nicolas Prost in Princeton Invitational!

Prost's 73 and Haji's 75 Pace Golfers in Princeton Invitational

PRINCETON, NJ, -- Sophomores Nick Prost (Geneva, Switzerland) and Ali Haji (Karachi, Pakistan) shot 73 and 75, respectively, as Columbia added a 303 to its first-day total of 299 and finished 11th in the Princeton Invitational with a 602.

Penn State won the tourney with a total of 569, 10 strokes better than William & Mary's 579. St. John's, Princeton, and James Madison tied for third with 587.

Senior co-captain Nathan Kielbasa (Tallahassee, FL) was the Lions' most consistent golfer, shooting a 71-76-147 to earn him a tie for 18th place, 11 strokes behind tourney champ Josh Dawes of Penn State. First-year Darren Bolton (Lynnfield, MA) was 31st with 70-79-149, while Haji was 58th with 78-75-153 and Nick Prost was 66th with 81-73-154.

The Lions continue south to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, for Monday's Rehoboth Beach Invitational, a grueling 36-hole, one-day tournament.

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