Bornhort Shoots 72-72 to Tie for Fifth Place as Beavers' Four-Tournament Winning Streak Comes to an End
BALLSTON SPA, N.Y.—Junior Chris Bornhorst (West Newton, Mass.) shot his second consecutive 72 to help the 22nd-ranked Babson College men's golf team come in sixth at the Dr. Tim Brown Invitational at Ballston Spa Country Club on Sunday.
The Beavers posted a team score of 294 on Sunday and finished with a 36-hole total of 593 to finished three strokes behind Rensselaer and St. Thomas Aquinas, which tied for fourth at 590. Trinity and Middlebury finished atop the leaderboard at 573, while Williams came in third with a two-day total of 587.
Bornhorst made three birdies over his first 11 holes and finished in a tie for fifth place with a 36-hole total of 2-over par 144. Sophomore Nicholas Gianelos (West Chester, Pa.) made three birdies and four bogeys on the way to a second round 72 and grabbed a share of 18th place with senior Riley Whitham (Harvard, Mass.) at 6-over 148. Whitham led the Green and White with four birdies on Sunday and carded his second consecutive round of 74.
First-year Burt Gesner (Severna Park, Md.) bounced back from an opening triple bogey to shoot 76 in the final round on the way to tying for 37th position at 12-over 154. Junior Lane Bohman (Chatham, Mass.) closed with a 78 and tied for 44th place at 13-over 155.
Sophomore Reed Wilson (Redlands, Mass.), who was competing as an individual, followed up an opening 79 with a 77 on Sunday to post a 36-hole total of 156.
Babson will send a team to the Rich Korzec Invitational on Wednesday, which is followed by the three-day CAC Championship beginning on Thurdsay in Williamsburg, Va.
• The Beavers' sixth-place finished snapped the program's four-tournament winning streak and marks the first time they have finished outside the top five since coming in sixth at the Bill Detrick Invitational on September 9-10, 2017.
• Babson's 36-hole total of 593 was five shots lower than last year's score when it won the Tim Brown Invitational.
• Bornhorst has shot 72 or better in seven of 16 competitive rounds this season.
• The Beavers have broken 600 in six of eight events on the year.