WELLESLEY HILLS, Mass.—Sophomore Chris Bornhorst (West Newton, Mass.) took medalist honors with a 1-under par round of 70 as the Babson College men's golf team wrapped up its regular season by winning the Babson Invitational on Thursday afternoon at Wellesley Country Club.
The Beavers 'A' team finished with a team total of 9-over par 293 to post a 13-shot victory over Johnson & Wales, which came in second at 306. Salem State was third at 308 and the Babson 'B' team was fourth with a total of 315.
Bornhorst recorded his third straight round under par to finish three shots ahead of senior teammate Kyle Alexander (Brewer, Maine) and Ryan Swart of Salem State, who tied for second with matching rounds of 2-over 73. First-years Lane Bohman (Chatham, Mass.) and Reed Wilson (Redlands, Calif.) each shot 75 to finish at 4-over, while junior Riley Whitham (Harvard, Mass.) carded a 76 to round out the Beavers' top squad.
Senior Ian Notkin (Caldwell, N.J.) led the Babson 'B' team with a 4-over round of 76, while classmates Dan Young (Westwood, Mass.) and Pranav Mohan (Fremont, Calif.) both shot 79. Sophomore Martin Jensen (Bronxville, N.Y.) fired an 81 and senior Andrew Neal (Chevy Chase, Md.) signed for an 82.
The Green and White also had three players compete as individuals as junior Benjamin Crawford (Houston, Texas) carded a 75, while junior Lukas Linemayr (Hampton, N.H.) and sophomore David Choi (Dallas, Texas) shot 80 and 86, respectively.
Babson, which is ranked fourth in the latest NCAA regional rankings, is hoping to receive an at-large selection to the Division III Championship when the announcement is made next week.
• The Beavers played their first competitive event at Wellesley CC and hosted their first tournament since 2009 on Thursday.
• Thursday's match was likely the final collegiate competition for seniors Alexander, Mohan, Neal, Notkin and Young. The group helped the program win four straight NECC titles and went to the NCAA Division III Championship three times over the last four seasons.
• Bornhorst lowered his 2017-18 scoring average to 73.40, which is the lowest in single-season program history by nearly two full strokes.