Whitham Fires A Second-Round 74 To Tie For Fourth Place
MIDDLEBURY, Vt.—First-year Riley Whitham (Harvard, Mass.) shot a 3-over par 74 and the Babson College men's golf team finished with a second-round score of 308 to finish second at the Middlebury College Duke Nelson Invitational at Ralph Myhre Golf Club on Sunday afternoon.
The Beavers, who have now finished second at the Duke Nelson Invitational on five occasions - the last coming in 2001, posted a 36-hole total of 619 on the 6,379-yard, par 71 layout. Williams finished five shots clear of the Green and White with a total score of 314, while Rensselaer finished third at 622. Salem State (624) came in fourth with Rochester, Skidmore and Trinity tying for fifth place at 625.
Whitham trimmed two shots off of his first-round score of 76 and tied for fourth overall with a 36-hole total of 8-over par 150. Sophomore Ian Notkin (Caldwell, N.J.) carded a final-round 76 and finished tied for 13th place with a two-round total of 13-over 155, while senior Vijay Vasandani shot 79 on Sunday and tied for 22nd position overall with a total of 157.
Babson returns to action on Wednesday when it takes part in the Newbury Invitational at the Franklin Park Golf Course starting at 10 a.m.
• Babson had previously finished second at the Duke Nelson Invitational in 2001, 2000, 1995 and 1993.
• The Beavers' team score of 308 is its best at Ralph Myhre G.C. since posting a 304 in the second round of the 2006 tournament.
• Babson's 619 total is its best since compiling a 615 team score in 2006.
• Whitham currently has a 73.33 stroke average and has finished second and tied for fourth in the Beavers' first two events of the season.