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Tournament Preview: No. 22 Men's Golf Concludes Fall Season at 84th Annual NEIGA Championship

Tournament Preview: No. 22 Men's Golf Concludes Fall Season at 84th Annual NEIGA Championship

No. 22 Men's Golf at the 84th NEIGA Championship
Sunday-Monday, October 21-22 | 8:30 a.m.
The Captains Golf Course | Brewster, Mass.

THE SETUP
• The Babson men's golf team will wrap up the fall portion of its 2018-19 schedule at the 84th annual NEIGA Championship on Sunday and Monday on Cape Cod.
• The 36-hole event will be played at The Captains Golf Course, which features a pair of par-72 layouts – the 6,724-yard Port Course and the 6,776-yard Starboard course.

2017 NEIGA CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP
• Junior Chris Bornhorst tied for fifth place at 4-over par following back-to-back rounds of 74 to help the Beavers come in third overall with a team score of 599.
• Kyle Alexander '18 and sophomore Lane Bohman both tied for 20th position at 7-over 151 for Babson, which finished 11 strokes behind first-place Husson.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson is coming off its second consecutive victory as it shot 14-over par to edge Trinity on a tiebreaker at the Saratoga National Invitational on October 13-14.
• Bornhorst closed with a 2-under par 70 to finish fourth overall at even par, first-year Nicholas Gianelos tied for seventh place at 4-over 148, and Bohman and senior Riley Whitham both grabbed a share of 11th place at 6-over 150 as the Green and White posted a team score of 590.
• Bornhorst leads the Beavers with a 73.00 stroke average and has finished at level par or below par in five of 10 rounds.
• Bohman (74.20) owns four top-15 finishes, Gianelos (74.60) has finished inside the top 10 three times at five events, and first-year Burt Gesner is fourth on the team in scoring with a76.50 average.

SCOUTING THE FIELD
• The 23-team NEIGA Championship field features a number of strong programs, which includes defending champion Husson and last year's runner-up Rhode Island College.
• Middlebury and Williams, which finished fourth and fifth, respectively, last weekend at Saratoga National GC are also set to tee it up at The Captains Course.

WELCOME TO THE TOP 25
• Coming off its back-to-back victories, Babson jumped into the Bushnell Golfweek Division III poll at No. 22 on Friday.
• It is believe to be the first time the Beavers have been ranked in the top 25 in program history.

SUCCESS ON THE CAPE
• The Green and White has posted four straight top-three finishes at the NEIGA Championship, which includes the program's first victory at the event since 2000 in 2016 and a tie for second place in 2015.
• Bornhorst, who won the 2016 event with a 4-over total of 148, has earned NEIGA All-New England honors in each of his first starts and owns a 74.00 stoke average at The Captains Course.

 

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