SPORTS BRIEF: Columbia Matchup Postponed Due to Inclement Weather

After waiting five months, the Harvard golf team will have to wait a little longer for a rematch with Columbia. Originally scheduled for Saturday, the dual match between the Crimson and the Lions was cancelled on account of rain at Meadow Club in Fairfax, Calif.

“We got to the course, and there were just puddles everywhere,” junior Mark Pollak said. “It kept raining all day. There was no way we could play.”

The last time Harvard and Columbia took to the links, the Lions edged the Crimson by nine shots for a victory in The Classic at Shelter Harbor, the fall season finale for both teams.

The tournament, which took place on Oct. 16-17, had been a breakthrough weekend for the Crimson, as the team faced every other Ivy squad and fell only to the Lions, the three-time defending conference champions. Harvard, by contrast, took fifth at last year’s Ivy League Championship.

Harvard’s next shot at Columbia will come in three weeks at the Princeton Invitational, which will take place at Springdale Golf Club.

The Crimson next takes action at the Yale Spring Opener on April 2.

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