Gianelos Claims Second Consecutive Win, Bornhorst Closes with 69 to Tie for Second
JUPITER, Fla.—Sophomore Nicholas Gianelos (West Chester, Pa.) fired an ever-par 72 to claim medalist honors and the 20th-ranked Babson College golf team finished the day at 1-over par to wrap up the fall with a victory at The Atlantic Invitational at Jupiter Country Club.
Entering the day with a two-stroke lead, the Beavers posted a score of 289 to finish the 36-hole event at 12-over 588, which was 15 shots better than second-place Allegheny (Pa.). The Gators shot 302 in Tuesday's final round and posted a 603 total. Central (Iowa) finished third at 621 with rounds of 313-308, while Johnson & Wales came in fourth at 630 (317-313).
Gianelos, who opened the day with a four-shot lead after shooting a 4-under 68 on Monday, posted a three-shot victory after finishing at 4-unver 140 for the tournament. Senior Chris Bornhorst (West Newton, Mass.) was one of two players tied for second place at 1-under par 143 after firing a 3-under 69 in the final round.
First-year Spencer Crowe (Lake Forest, Ill.) shot a 2-over 74 to record his best round of the fall while finishing in fifth place at 6-over 150. Sophomore Burt Gesner (Severna Park, Md.) bounced back from an opening 81 to shot 74 on Tuesday leaving him in a tie for 12th place at 11-over 155.
Babson is set to return to action at the Tim Brown Invitational in Ballston Spa, N.Y., on April 11.
• The Beavers wrapped up the fall with three consecutive victories for the second year in a row, and has finished first five times in seven tournaments to begin the season.
• Babson owns a 292.21 team scoring average through 14 rounds this season and finished below 290 on five occasions.
• Gianelos, who owns two wins and two runner-up finishes in seven tournaments this fall, boasts a 70.11 stroke average over his last nine rounds.
• Monday's tie for second place gives Bornhorst six top-five results in seven starts on the year.