MIDDLEBURY, Vt.—Junior Chris Bornhorst (West Newton, Mass.) and first-year Jackson Rothwell (Victoria, British Columbia) finished in a tie for second place to help the Babson College men's golf team come in fourth in the 36th Duke Nelson Invitational at Ralph Myhre Golf Club.
First-round co-leader NYU finished with a team total of 579 to finish 10 strokes clear of second-place Williams, which posted the low round of the day (285) to record a 36-hole total of 589. Middlebury came in third at 590, while the Beavers followed up Saturday's 293 with a final round 299 to finish two shots behind the Panthers with a 592 total.
Rothwell, who shot 69 on Saturday to take a one-shot lead, birdied his opening hole on Sunday and was even through 11 holes before finishing the round with a 3-over 74. Bornhorst entered the day one stroke off the pace at 1-under par, but dropped three shots over his first five holes. He made his first birdie of the day at the par-4 eighth and followed with birdies at both No. 11 and No. 14 to get back to even before settling for a 2-over 73.
Both Rothwell and Bornhorst finished at 1-over 143 for the weekend and were part of a four-way tie for second behind individual medalist Jeffrey Giguere of Middlebury.
Sophomore Nicholas Gianelos (West Chester, Pa.) followed up Saturday's first round 75 with a 7-over 78 on Sunday to tie for 42nd position at 11-over 153. First-year Sean Fitzgerald (West Newton, Mass.) eagled his final hole of the day, the 488-yard par-5 first, to shoot 75 and grab a share of 50th place at 12-over 154.
First-year Spencer Crowe (Lake Forest, Ill.), who shot 80 in his collegiate debut on Saturday, carded a 6-over 77 in the final round and tied for 71st at 15-over 157 for the Beavers.
Babson returns to action next Saturday when it travels to Taconic Golf Club for the first round of the Williams Invitational.
• The Beavers have broken 300 in each of their last six rounds at Middlebury's Ralph Myhre Golf Club.
• The Green and White also has recorded five straight top-six results at the Duke Nelson Invitational going back to 2014.
• In eight career rounds at Ralph Myhre GC Bornhorst owns a 73.25 stroke average. This weekend also marked his second top-three and fourth top-15 finish at the Duke Nelson Invitational.