Men's Golf at the Babson Invitational
Thursday, April 26—12:30 p.m.
Wellesley Country Club—Wellesley, Mass.
Babson will wrap up its regular season on Thursday when it takes on Salem State and Johnson & Wales in an 18-hole event at Wellesley Country Club.
SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
The Green and White enters Thursday's event in great form after winning the Tim Brown Invitational at Ballston Spa Country Club last weekend. Sophomore Chris Bornhorst closed with a final round 67 to post a nine-shot victory with a 36-hole total of 5-under 137 as the Beavers edged Division II St. Thomas Aquinas by a single stroke with a team total of 598. First-year Reed Wilson tied for seventh at 8-over 142, senior Kyle Alexander grabbed a share of 10th place with his two-day total of 10-over 152, and junior Riley Whitham was a shot behind him at 11-over 153. Bornhorst, who has finished at par of better in four consecutive rounds lowered his stroke average to 73.58, while first-year Lane Bohman (75.82), Wilson (76.18) and Alexander (76.27) are sepearted by less than half a shot on the year.
ROLLING OUT THE RED CARPET
Thursday's event will be the first for the Green and White at Wellesley CC and marks the first time the program has hosted event since April 4-5, 2009, when it held the Babson Spring Opener at Atlantic Country Club in Plymouth, Mass.
HAVING A RECORD YEAR
Although the Beavers, who are currently fourth in the NCAA Northeast regional rankings, hope to receive an at-large bid to the Division III championship, the 2017-18 season will go down as one of the best in program history. They have won five of 10 events to go along with two runner-up finishes and one third-place showing. The Green and White also owns a team scoring average of 300.58 heading into Thursday's regular season finale.
A SALUTE TO THE SENIORS
Babson's five-man senior class of Alexander, Pranav Mohan, Andrew Neal, Ian Notkin and Dan Young will go down as one of the most successful in program history after winning four straight NECC titles and reaching the NCAA Division III championship on three occasions. Alexander, Mohan and Notkin all rank among the top 20 on the program's career scoring list, and as a group they have helped lead the Beavers back to regional prominence.