BLOOMFIELD, N.J.—Sophomore Nicholas Gianelos (West Chester, Pa.) posted a one-shot victory and 22nd-ranked Babson College claimed six of the top nine spots on the individual leaderboard on the way to a runaway victory at the NYU Invitational on Sunday at Forest Hill Field Club.
The Beavers, who have now won four consecutive tournaments dating back to the fall, closed with a team score of 297 in the final round and its 36-hole total of 593 was 15 shots better than second-place NYU. UMass Dartmouth was a distant third at 647, while Stevens (650) and Drew (673) rounded out the top five.
Gianelos followed up Saturday's even-par round of 71 with a 3-over 74 to finish one shot ahead of NYU's Joey Burlison in first place with a 3-over total of 145. Sophomore Lane Bohman (Chatham, Mass.) also fired a 74 on Sunday and finished third at 7-over 149, which was one shot better than first-year Burt Gesner (Severna Park, Md.), who closed with a 2-over 73 to grab a share of fourth place at 8-over 150.
Junior Chris Bornhorst (West Newton, Mass.) carded a final round 79 and came in seventh overall at 10-over par 152, while senior Riley Whitham (Harvard, Mass.) tied for eighth position after carding rounds of 77-76 to post an 11-over 153 total. Junior Martin Jensen (Bronxville, N.Y.), who was competing as an individual, closed with a 75 to join Whitham in eighth place.
Babson will take next weekend off before returning to action at Skidmore's Tim Brown Invitational in Ballston Spa, N.Y., on April 13-14.
• The Beavers, who were participating in the NYU Invitational for the first time, posted their largest margin of victory since capturing Elms' Blazer Invitational by 14 strokes on October 8, 2017.
• The individual victory for Gianelos was the first of his collegiate career after coming in second at the NEIGA Championship and tying for seventh at the Saratoga National Invitational back in October.
• Babson has broken 300 in nine of 14 competitive rounds this season and has posted a 36-hole total below 600 in five of seven events.