WARWICK, R.I.—Led by a seven-over par 79 from junior Vijay Vasandani (Cebu, Philippines), the Babson College men's golf team posted a team score of 324 and sits in 14th place after the first round of the Rhode Island Invitational at Valley Country Club on Friday afternoon.
Williams College (300) holds a five-shot lead over the host Anchormen (305), while third-place Tufts University finished with a team score of 310 and is just 10 shots off the lead. Western New England University (312) and Manhattanville College (313) rounded out the top five.
Vasandani is tied for 28th overall, while first-year Pranav Mohan (Fremont, Calif.) is tied for 37th after firing an opening-round 80. Senior Jay Ruvane (Buck Hill Falls, Pa.) is tied for the 50th position after shooting a 10-over par 82, and junior Chris Maguire (Waltham, Mass.) is tied for 57th place after carding a first-round 83.
Babson returns to the course for the final round starting at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.