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Tournament Preview: Men's Golf Looks to Defend Title at Duke Nelson Invitational

Tournament Preview: Men's Golf Looks to Defend Title at Duke Nelson Invitational

Men's Golf at the Duke Nelson Invitational
Saturday, September 15, 1 p.m. | Sunday, September 16, 9 a.m.
Ralph Myhre Golf Club | Middlebury, Vt.

THE SETUP
• The Babson men's golf team will make its 26th consecutive appearance at Middlebury's Duke Nelson Invitational this weekend. The Beavers begin first round play at the par-71, 6,379-yard Ralph Myhre Golf Club on Saturday at 1 p.m. Sunday's final round will start at 9 a.m.

2017 DUKE NELSON INVITATIONAL RECAP
• Sophomore Lane Bohman finished at 2-under par to take medalist honors and Babson closed with a 1-under total of 283 to win the Duke Nelson Invitational for the first time last September.
• Bohman carded back-to-back rounds of 70 and junior Chris Bornhorst tied for third at 3-over par 143 to help the Beavers post a one-shot victory over Western New England.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson is coming off a second-place finish at the season-opening Bill Detrick Invitational last weekend.
• Bornhorst shot 71-72 to finish in second place with a 36-hole total of 1-under, while first-year Nicholas Gianelos recorded rounds of 76-73 to finish 10th overall with a 5-over total of 149.
• The Green and White returns seven players from a team that finished 2017-18 with a 300.20 scoring average.
• Bornhorst earned all-region and All-America honorable mention honors after posting a 73.40 stroke average last season, while Bohman (75.78) and sophomore Reed Wilson (76.11) finished second and fourth, respectively, on the squad in scoring.

GOTTA GO LOW
• Last season's 36-hole total of 572 by Babson was the lowest by a winning team at the Duke Nelson Invitational since 1999.
• The Beavers' final round score of 283 also is the second lowest at the event since 2008. Western New England finished one shot better than Babson in the final round last season.

PICKING UP WHERE HE LEFT OFF
• Going back to last season, Bornhorst has now finished at level-par or better in seven consecutive rounds, which includes finishing under par on four occasions.
• During this stretch he owns two victories and two runner-up finishes in four starts.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• The Beavers are the only team to finish with a team score below 620 in each of the last three seasons at Middlebury.

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