NORMAN, Okla.—Babson College sophomore Chris Bornhorst (West Newton, Mass.) added to his postseason awards haul when he was announced as a Division III Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA)/PING All-America honorable mention selection on Wednesday afternoon.
One of 28 golfers to receive honorable mention honors, Bornhorst is the Beavers' first All-America selection since Hall of Famer Jared Meyers '01 was honored in 2001 and just the fourth overall in program history. Meyers, who earned his first honorable mention nod in 2000, and David Parness in 1982 are the only other Babson golfers to receive GCAA/PING laurels.
Bornhorst played in all 11 events this past season for Babson and set new program record with a 73.40 stroke average in 20 competitive rounds. He finished at par or better seven times, won five tournaments and recorded eight top-10 finishes during the 2017-18 campaign.
A two-time GCAA/PING All-New England selection, Bornhorst captured his second consecutive New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) individual title after shooting 1-under par in early October at Wachusett Country Club. He followed it up by tying for first at the Blazer Invitational in western Massachusetts and tying for fifth place at the NEIGA Division III Championship to wrap up the fall.
Bornhorst carded a score higher than 74 just once in eight spring rounds, which includes finishing at even par or better in each of Babson's last three events. He fired back-to-back rounds of 72 to tie for second at the Bentley Invitational on April 18, won the Tim Brown Invitational by nine shots with a 36-hole total of 5-under par, and fired a 1-under par 70 to claim the Babson Invitational title by three strokes on April 26.
In 38 career rounds over his first two seasons at Babson, Bornhorst boasts a 74.34 stroke average that is currently the lowest total in program history.