Men's Golf at the Dr. Tim Brown Invitational
Saturday, April 21—1 p.m. | Sunday, April 22—8 a.m.
Ballston Spa Country Club—Ballston Spa, N.Y.
The Babson College men's golf team heads to upstate New York to compete in the Dr. Tim Brown Invitational hosted by Skidmore for the first time in program history on Saturday and Sunday. The 36-hole event will be played at the par-71, 6,310-yard Ballston Spa Country Club.
SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
Babson picked up its fourth victory of the season at the 36-hole Bentley Newport National Classic on Wednesday with a team score of 590. Senior Kyle Alexander matched a school record by firing a 5-under par 67 in his final round to claim a two-shot victory with a total of 2-under 142. Sophomore Chris Bornhorst shot back-to-back rounds of 72 to grab a share of second place at even-par and junior Riley Whitham tied for 10th position at 7-over par. Bornhorst has played every event this season and is first on the team with a 74.18 stroke average, while first-years Lane Bohman (75.73) and Reed Wilson (76.33) have played all but one tournament are separated by less than a shot. Alexander also lowered his season average by more than a stroke and is tied with Wilson for fourth on the squad at 76.33.
GETTING TO KNOW THE FIELD
The Green and White will step away from its usual competition in New England to take on some of the best teams in New York this weekend. The host Thoroughbreds are one of the top teams in the Liberty League and Farmingdale State competed at the NCAA Division III Championship last May. Rensselaer, which is eighth in this week's regional rankings, and Division II Concordia (N.Y.) will be paired with the Beavers for Saturday's opening round.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Alexander's bogey-free 67 on Wednesday at Newport National GC matched Mike Sexton '01 and Fernando Pineres '10 for the lowest score by a Babson competitor (complete records date back to the 1991-92 season). Both Sexton and Pineres shot 67 at Taconic Golf Club in Williamstown, Mass.
RISING IN THE RANKINGS
The Green and White moved up one spot to fourth in the second NCAA regional rankings, which were released on Thursday. Trinity retained the top spot in the northeast region, while NYU and Rochester are second and third, respectively.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
Babson's final round score of 289 on Wednesday at Newport National GC matched its second lowest team total of the season.