BREWSTER, Mass.—Entering the final round with a two shot lead, the Babson men's golf team posted a team score of 319 and finished tied for second place at the 81st Annual New England Intercollegiate Golf Association (NEIGA) Championship on Monday afternoon at the Captains Golf Course.
Rhode Island College repeated as team champions with a two-round score of 618, finishing six shots clear of the Beavers, who also came in second in 2014, and Salem State College. Nichols College (626) finished fourth, while the University of Southern Maine and St. Joseph's College (Maine) tied for fifth place at 629.
Sophomore Pranav Mohan (Fremont, Calif.) collected All-New England honors for the second consecutive year after closing with a 7-over 79 on Monday for a 36-hole total of 7-over 151. First-year Riley Whitham (Harvard, Mass.) carded a final-round 78 and tied for 15th position at 11-over par 155.
Sophomore Ian Notkin (Caldwell, N.J.) shot an 81 on Monday and posted a tie for 28th place with a 36-hole total of 14-over 157, while classmate Kyle Alexander (Brewer, Maine) finished with rounds of 79 and 81 to tie for 41st position at 16-over 160.
Babson, which wrapped up its fall schedule at the NEIGA Championship, will open its spring slate in April as it prepares for the 2016 NCAA Division III Championship in May.
• Mohan, who tied for second at last season's NEIGA Championship, has a 75.00 scoring average in four rounds at the Captains Golf Course.
• Babson's team total of 626 was better than three of the six Division I teams and seven of the nine Division II squads that competed at the event.
• The Beavers' four-ball total of 319 on Monday was its highest team score in 10 competitive rounds this fall.