Bornhorst Ties for Fourth at 2-Under as Beavers Finish in First-Place Tie with No. 15 Greensboro
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga.—Junior Chris Bornhorst (West Newton, Mass.) and sophomore Lane Bohman (Chatham, Mass.) both shot even par in the final round to help the Babson College men's golf team finish in a tie for first place at the Royal Lakes-Oglethorpe University Invitational on Tuesday at Royal Lakes Golf and Country Club.
The Beavers, who held a one-shot lead after Monday's opening round, posted a team score of 5-over 293 on Tuesday to finish tied with 15th-ranked Greensboro College at 8-over 584 for the tournament. The Pride shot 2-under as a squad on Tuesday to rally from seven shots back. The victory was the first of the year for Babson in four events and came against a strong 18-team field that featured five nationally-ranked programs and five others that are receiving votes in the GCAA/Bushnell Division III poll.
Hampden-Sydney College came in third at 11-over 587, while McDaniel College, Maryville (Tenn.) College and York (Pa.) College finished in a three-way tie for fourth at 13-over 589.
Starting the day at 2-under, Bornhorst made a pair of early birdies to get to 4-under through six holes. Despite giving three shots back with a bogey at nine and a double bogey at 11, he birdied three of his final seven holes to finish even for the day and in a tie for fourth place overall at 2-under for the tournament.
After opening with a 75 on Monday, Bohman made a pair of birdies and two bogeys on his way to an even-par round of 72. He finished tied for 19th position overall at 3-over 147 along with first-year Burt Gesner (Severna Park, Md.), who closed with 2-over 74 on Tuesday. Gesner played his final 12 holes at level par to post the top finish of his collegiate career.
First-year Nicholas Gianelos (West Chester, Pa.) tied for 26th overall after carding a 3-over 75 on day two. He bogeyed two and birdied six to make the turn at 1-over for the tournament, but made three late bogeys to finish at 4-over 148 for 36 holes.
Senior Benjamin Crawford (Houston, Texas) bounced back from an opening 79 on Monday to shoot a 3-over 75 in the final round. He made three birdies on the front nine and was 1-under through 12 on Tuesday before bogeying four of his final six holes.
Following a weekend off, Babson will return to action at the Saratoga National Invitational beginning on October 13.
• The Beavers' 36-hole score of 584 is their lowest of the season by eight shots, and is the program's best since shooting 4-over 572 to win Middlebury's Duke Nelson Invitational back in September 2017.
• Bornhorst has now finished at even par or better in four of eight rounds this fall, while Bohman has posted three rounds of even par.
• The Green and White, which was making its first appearance at the Royal Lakes-Oglethorpe Invitational, finished seven strokes ahead of 19th-ranked LaGrange, nine shots better than 24th-ranked Sewanee, 11 shots clear of No. 16 California Lutheran and 22 strokes in front of the host Stormy Petrels, ranked 18th in the national poll.