CRANSTON, R.I. -- The Babson College golf team finished in a five-way tie for fourth place at the sixth annual Johnson and Wales University Wildcat Spring Invitational at the Cranston Country Club over the weekend. The tournament was shortened to 27 holes due to poor weather conditions on Sunday afternoon.
The Beavers posted a team total of 480 (321-159) to finish in a tie for fourth place with host JWU, Southern Maine, Western New England, and UMass-Dartmouth. Husson took home the team championship with a 468 (313-155) over the par 71 course, while Southern Maine's Josh Hogan took home medalist honors for the tournament, carding a 110 (72-38).
Recording Babson's top finish at the event was senior captain Joe Young, who followed up Saturday's opening round 75 with a 36 over the first nine holes on Sunday for a two-day total of 111. That placed him in a tie with JWU's Matt Ross for second place overall - just one stroke behind Hogan. Sophomore Will Weimar followed in sixth place, carding a 77 on Saturday and a 39 on Sunday.
Rounding out the Beavers' lineup were junior Wesley Tryhane, who placed 30th overall with a 122 (78-44), and first-year Andrew Lepine, who came in 59th with a 135 (91-44).
This was Babson's final tune-up before the squad heads to Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida for the 2012 NCAA Division III Championship Tournament on May 15-18. It will be the program's eighth trip to the national tourney and its first since 2002.
NOTE: Portions of this story taken from a Johnson and Wales University press release.