BROOKLINE, Mass.—First-year Pranav Mohan (Fremont, Calif.) tied for medalist honors with a 7-over par 78 in his career debut to help Babson College post a team score of 315 on its way to a tri-match victory over Newbury College and Emmanuel College on Thursday afternoon at the Robert T. Lynch Municipal Golf Course.
The Beavers finished 22 shots ahead of the Nighthawks, who posted a team total of 337, while the Saints finished in third place with 360 strokes.
The Green and White's first-year trio of Kyle Alexander (Brewer, Maine), Andrew Neal (Chevy Chase, Md.) and Ian Notkin (Caldwell, N.J.) all carded rounds of 8-over par 79 to finish in a tie for third place, one shot behind Mohan and senior David Hart (Keene, N.H.) of Newbury. Junior Chris Maguire (Waltham, Mass.) fired a 12-over par 83 in his season debut for Babson to finish in a tie for seventh.
The Beavers led the field with nine birdies, including two each from Alexander, Maguire, Neal and Notkin. Mohan, who made his only birdie on the par-5 opening hole, made 11 pars and was the only player in the field to play the par-5s under par.
Babson returns to action on Saturday when it travels to Vermont to take part in the Duke Nelson Invitational at the Ralph Myhre Golf Club on the campus of Middlebury College.
MATCH NOTES: The Beavers, who were coming off a tie for fourth place at the season-opening Trinity College Invitational, used four scores in the 70s for the second consecutive round on Thursday...the Green and White, which had just four rounds with a team score of 320 or less last season, has shot 317 or better in each of its three rounds this fall.