Beavers Post Lowest 36-Hole Total Score Since 2001 at Middlebury
MIDDLEBURY, Vt.—Junior Ian Notkin (Caldwell, N.J.) closed with a 3-over par round of 74 to help the Babson College men's golf team finish sixth at the Duke Nelson Invitational at Ralph Myhre Golf Club on the campus of Middlebury College on Sunday.
The Beavers posted a second round total of 304 to finish with a 36-hole team score of 613. Skidmore (588) came in first, three shots clear of the host Panthers (591), while Trinity (606), Rochester (608) and Middlebury's second team (611) rounded out the top five.
Notkin carded the low round of his career to finish in a tie for 20th position with a two-day total of 153. First-year Chris Bornhorst (West Newton, Mass.) followed his opening-round 74 with a 7-over par 78 on Sunday, and tied for 13th place at 152.
Sophomore Lukas Linemayr (Hampton, N.H.) tied for 20th after following Saturday's 77 with a final-round 76. Classmate Benjamin Crawford (Houston, Texas) bounced back from a first-round 81 to shoot 76 on Sunday, good for 51st position along with junior Dan Young (Westwood, Mass.), who shot 79-78 to finish with a 36-hole total of 157.
Babson returns to action on Wednesday when it travels to Montaup Counry Club in Bristol, R.I., to compete in the one-day Roger Williams Invitational beginning at 11 a.m.
• The Beavers' team score of 613 is their lowest total at the Duke Nelson Invitational since 2001, and is six strokes better than last year's total of 619 when they finished second.
• Babson's final-round total of 304 equals is best-four ball total since the final round of the 2006 tournament.
• Notkin and Young both carded the lowest scores of their Babson carers on Sunday, while Linemayr posted his sixth consecutive round in the 70s going back to last season.