BALLSTON SPA, N.Y.—Junior Chris Bornhorst (West Newton, Mass.) opened with a 1-over par 72 but the 22nd-ranked Babson College men's golf team finds itself 12 shots off the lead in sixth place after round one of the Dr. Tim Brown Invitational at Ballston Spa Country Club.
Middlebury College posted a 287 team total on Saturday and holds a three-stroke lead over second-place Trinity College (290). Williams College is third at 294, Skidmore College is fourth at 295, and St. Thomas Aquinas, last year's runner-up to the Beavers, is fifth at 298.
Bornhorst made three birdies and four bogeys in his first round and is ninth overall just five shots off the lead. Senior Riley Whitham (Harvard, Mass.) eagled the par-5 eighth hole and played his first eight holes in 4-under par before settling for a 3-over 74 and a share of 15th position.
First-year Nicholas Gianelos (West Chester, Pa.) made two birdies and is tied for 30th place at 5-over after carding a 76, while sophomore Lane Bohman (Chatham, Mass.) also made a pair of birdies and is tied for 37th after posting a 6-over 77. First-year Burt Gesner (Severna Park, Md.) fired a 78 and sophomore Reed Wilson (Redlands, Calif.), who is competing as an individual, shot a first round 79 and is 8-over.
Babson returns to the course on Sunday at 8 a.m. for final round play at Ballston Spa CC.
• The Beavers, who have won their last four tournaments, are facing their largest first round deficit of the season.
• In three career rounds at Ballston Spa CC, Bornhorst owns a 69.67 scoring average.
• Babson has broken 300 as a team in 10 of 15 rounds this season.