NEW YORK—Columbia Men’s Golf Coach Rich Muller officially announced the program’s 2022 recruiting class as the Lions will welcome golfers Darren Pang and George Rubelsky to the 2022-23 team.
“George and Darren bring a wealth of experience and success from the junior/amateur ranks to our program,” Mueller said. “I’m incredibly excited to have them join our already talented group of comebacks.”
Since taking over the men’s program in 2005, Mueller has guided Columbia men’s golf to four Ivy League tag team championships, three Ivy League individual championships, five NCAA postseason appearances and 27 individual All-Ivy League golf performances.
Pang and Rubelsky join six Men of Letters from Columbia Men’s Golf in 2022-23. Among those returning to the team are French DJ, Nathan Han, Pat Healy, Alvin Kwak, Wyatt McGovernand William Sung.
SIGNED GOLF MEN 2022
|Darren Pan||6-0||Mipitas, CA/Dougherty Valley HS|
|George Rubelsky||6-0||Phoenix, Arizona/Brophy College Prep|
6-0 | Milpitas, Califl/Dougherty Valley HS
A June 2021 graduate of Dougherty Valley High School in San Ramon, Calif.… Named All-American Scholastic Junior All-American by the American Junior Golf Association in 2020… Highest score was a 65-under-par shot at AJGA UHY Detroit Junior at Forest Lake… Ranked 10th on the Junior Golf Scorecard for the California Class of 2021… Won the 2019 Amateurgolf.com Winter Invitational Tournament with a score of 67-70- 137 at one under… Finished second at 2020 AJGA UHY Detroit Junior at Forest Lake with a three-under score 73-72-65-210… Finished eighth at 2020 AJGA Junior at Sunriver with two-under 69-73-69-211 … Scored fourth at 2020 AJGA Senior Showcase Championship at three-over 76-71-147 … Tied for 35and place at the 2020 AJGA Rolex three-over-par 69-74-72-74 … Tied for 10and place in the 2020 Winter Invitational Amateurgolf.com with a two-under score of 70-72-142… Placed in the last 16 of the 2020 City of San Francisco Championship… Tied for 20and place at Golden State Tour Napa Open 2021 three-over-par 73-73-73-219 … Tied for 11and place in the 2022 Nipomo Amateur at four over par 73-73-146…Won the 2022 Amateurgolf.com Championship Pacific Grove City with a four under par 67-69-136…2021 National Merit Scholarship runner-up .
Born Darren Sheng Pang on May 10, 2003 in Worcester, Massachusetts…Son of Raymond and Helen Pang of Milpitas, CA…Has an older brother Nelson and an older sister Vivian…His father attended Fudan University and his mother attended Shanghai University… Served as golf coach for junior golf camps… Hobbies and interests include coaching, watching TV, playing video games and coaching junior clinics… Favorite food is sushi…Fell in love with Columbia University since visiting campus as a young child…Chosen Columbia because it’s a one-of-a-kind school…Also chose Lions because of the competitive atmosphere but friendly as the coach Rich Muller and the men’s golf team players have created… Says this is exactly the environment he wants to be in as he pursues his dreams of playing professionally and receiving one of the best educations in the world… Selected Columbia on offers from Cal Poly, Carnegie Mellon, Pomona, Rice and other Ivy League schools…Enrolled at Columbia College…Undecided on major.
6-0 | Phoenix, Arizona/Brophy College Prep
Graduated in June 2022 from Brophy College Prep in Phoenix, Arizona, where he played four years of college golf for head coach Jon Shores…Named 2021 Arizona State Golf Medalist…In 2020, Won the JGAA Maricopa Junior Championship at AK-Chin Southern Dunes with a 75-66-141 and took fifth in the JGAA Scottsdale Junior Championship at TPC Scottsdale Golf Courses…Won three JGAA Finalists from 2020-2021…A Earned 19 top 10s in JGAA golf from 2019-2022… Posted tournament-high score of 70-68-138 and second-place honors at JGAA Thunderbird Junior Classic at Talking Stick Golf Course… Finished in fourth place at Arizona State Junior Golf Championship at TPC Scottsdale Champions Golf Course…Won second place at 2021 JGAA Summer Classic at Kierland Golf Club…Placed ninth at 2021 JGAA Willie Low Invitational Jr. Masters at Phoenix Country Club…Placed eighth at the JGAA IMG Junior World Qualification proud at Whirlwind Golf Club… Took fifth place in JGAA Br yce Molder Invitational Jr. Masters in 2021 and 2022 at McDowell Mountain Golf Club… Finished ninth in JGAA Desert Mashie Championship at Encanto Golf Course… Selected as a member of 2021 Arizona Eddie Hogan Cup team… At Brophy College Prep, named Arizona Second Team All-State in 2021… Finished sixth at Arizona High School State Golf Championship as a senior… Guided Brophy to the Arizona State High School championship as a rookie in 2018 and was runner-up to Arizona State High School in 2019, 2020 and 2021…Served as team captain in 2021 and 2022…Member of the National Honor Society …Student council member…Won the 2019 Christian Service Award…Has volunteered over 300 hours since middle school…Received a scholarship to attend Brophy College Preparing for his volunteer service before high school…Also involved in volunteer organizations charities including St. Mary’s Food Bank, St. Vincent de Paul and Welcome to America Project.
Born George Rubelsky on May 15, 2004 in Scottsdale, Arizona…Son of George and Alcy Rubelsky…Has a younger sister Grace who attends and plays golf for Xavier College Prep…His father attended the Air Force Academy and Arizona State University and her mother attended the University of Northern Colorado… The mother’s family resides in Hawaii. Father played baseball for the Air Force Academy… Uncle played football in Connecticut… Role models are his parents because of their work ethic and dedication to their family… Nickname is “G3“because he’s the third George in his family. Played a variety of sports from kindergarten through eighth grade, including flag football, tackle football, basketball, swimming, and baseball… Hobbies include coaching, basketball, pickleball, fishing and coaching future junior golfers…Selected Columbia as head coach Rich Muller gave him the opportunity to receive a world-class education and play NCAA Division I golf…Chosen Columbia over offers from Loyola Marymount, Cal Poly, Grand Canyon, SMCC, Northern Colorado, Colorado Mesa , Santa Clara, Wyoming, Colorado State, Colorado, Gonzaga, UCF, Wisconsin, TCU and Georgetown… Enrolled at Columbia College… Planning to major in Business/Finance.