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Gianelos, Bornhorst Lead No. 20 Men's Golf to Victory at The Atlantic Invitational

Gianelos, Bornhorst Lead No. 20 Men's Golf to Victory at The Atlantic Invitational

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.