Mohan Finishes With 6-Over Par 78 To Tie For 36th Position
ROCHESTER, N.Y.—The Babson College men's golf team saw its 2015-16 season come to an end on Wednesday as it posted a team score of 335 at Midvale Country Club to finish in a tie for 36th position at the NCAA Division III Championship.
Entering the day tied for 29th place after an opening round score of 315 at Mendon Golf Club on Tuesday, the Beavers struggled to their second highest team total of the season on Wednesday and recorded 36-hole score of 650. Round one leader Claremont-Mudd-Scripps remains in first at 13-over par 585, nine shots clear of second-place Washington & Lee. The 41-team field was trimmed down to just 15 teams following Wednesday's round with the cutline coming at 615.
Sophomore Pranav Mohan (Fremont, Calif.) backed up Tuesday's 2-over par round of 73 by carding a 6-over par 78 on Midvale's 6,632-yard layout. He made a pair of birdies and recorded a 36-hole total of 8-over 151 to tie for 36th position, finishing just three shots off the individual cut line.
First-year Riley Whitham (Harvard, Mass.) bounced back from a tough first round to fire a 7-over par 79 on Wednesday. He made one birdie and posted a two-round total of 166 (+23) in his NCAA Championship debut.
Senior Chris Maguire (Waltham, Mass.) and sophomore Kyle Alexander (Brewer, Maine) both shot 89 on Wednesday following matching rounds of 80 on Tuesday to post a two-day total of 169. First-year Grant Taleck (Naples, Fla.) struggled to a second-round 92 and finished with a 36-hole total of 174.
• Babson, which was making its second straight NCAA Championship appearance, has now appeared in the national tournament on 10 occasions.
• Mohan's 36-hole total of 151 is the lowest by a Babson player since Mike Kuzara '01 posted a 5-over par 147 at Persimmon Woods Golf Club in Weldon Springs, Mo., in 2001.
• The Beavers finished 38th at the NCAA Championship in both 2012 and 2015.
• Maguire, the Beavers' lone senior, teed it up for the 60th time on Wednesday, good for the second highest total in school history.