Beavers Go Low in Final Round for One-Shot Victory Over Western New England
MIDDLEBURY, Vt.—First-year Lane Bohman (Chatham, Mass.) earned medalist honors and the Babson College men's golf squad finished at 1-under par as a team in Sunday's final round on its way to claiming a one-shot victory at the Duke Nelson Invitational at Ralph Myhre Golf Club on the campus of Middlebury College.
Playing in its 25th straight Duke Nelson Invitational, the Beavers posted a team score of 572 to claim its first title after five second-place finishes at the event. The Green and White, which started the day two shots behind Williams College, finished one shot ahead of Western New England and five shots clear of third-place Trinity College. The aforementioned Ephs came in fouth at 582, while Tufts University (595) was a distant fifth.
Bohman started the day in a tie for the lead and fired a 1-under par 70 for the second day in a row to post a two-shot victory at 2-under 140. Sophomore Chris Bornhorst (West Newton, Mass.) carded an even-par 71 on Sunday and tied for third place with a 1-over total of 143.
First-year Reed Wilson (Redlands, Calif.) finished in a tie for 10th at 2-over 144 after shooting 72 for the second day in a row. Junior Riley Whitham (Harvard, Mass.) followed up Saturday's 75 with an ever-par round of 71 to tie for 17th at 4-over 146, while sophomore Martin Jensen (Bronxville, N.Y.) also shot 71 on Sunday and tied for 32nd overall with a 36-hole total of 8-over 150.
Babson returns to action next Saturday when it begins play at the two-day Williams Invitational at 1 p.m.
• Bohman is the first Babson player to take home medalist honors at Middlebury since at least 1998. Jared Myers '01 and Steve Eklund '03 both finished second in 1998 and 2001, respectively.
• The Beavers' 36-hole total of 572 is the lowest by a winner at Ralph Myhre GC since at least 1999. Prior to Sunday, Babson's lowest two-day team score going back to 2001 was 613 in 2016.
• Prior to Sunday, the lowest team score at the Duke Nelson Invitational was Trinity's 286 in the first round of the 2008 event. Western New England posted a 282 final round total, which was one shot better than the Green and White.