Vasandani Shoots 72-76 To Come In Third Overall
NEWINGTON, Conn.—Senior Jay Ruvane (Buck Hill Falls, Pa.) and junior Vijay Vasandani (Cebu, Philippines) both posted final round scores of 4-over par 76, helping the Babson College men's golf team post a tie for fourth place at the Bill Detrick Trinity College Invitational at Indian Hill Country Club on Sunday afternoon.
The Beavers, who entered the final round in sixth place after finishing with a team score of 317 on Saturday, used four rounds in the 70s to post a final round score of 308 for a two-round total of 625. The host Bantams took the top two spots, followed by Nichols College in third place at 622, and Castleton State College, along with the Green and White, just three shots behind in a tie for fourth.
Vasandani, who opened with an even-par 72 on Saturday, made eight birdies in 36 holes on Indian Hill's 6,513-yard layout and finished third overall with a two-round total of 4-over par 148. First-year Ian Notkin (Caldwell, N.J.) had a tremendous debut for Babson, backing up Saturday's 9-over 81 with a 5-over par round of 77 on Sunday to post a two-day score of 14-over 158, tying him for 24th overall.
Ruvane shot an opening round 83 to go along with Sunday's 76 and finished in a tie for 29th at 159, while fellow senior Andrew Lepine (Litchfield, N.H.) carded rounds of 84 on Saturday and 79 on Sunday to come in tied for 43rd at 163. Sophomore Bobby Quirk (East Greenwich, Conn.) posted rounds of 81 and 82 to finished tied with Lepine in the 43rd position, and first-year Charles Hesser (Hampton, N.H.) rounded out the Beavers' lineup with a 36-hole total of 168.
Babson returns to action on Thurdsday when it takes part in a tri-match along with Newbury College and Emmanuel College at the Robert T. Lynch Municipal Golf Course in Brookline.
TOURNAMENT NOTES: Saturday's round of 72 was the second-lowest score of Vasandani's career behind his 3-under par 69 in the first round of the NECC Championship last fall…Vasandani played the par 4's in 1-under par over the weekend and was the only player in the field to do so…Notkin finished tied for sixth in the field with 22 pars.