Tournament Preview: Men's Golf at the NEIGA Championship

Tournament Preview: Men's Golf at the NEIGA Championship

Men's Golf at the NEIGA Invitational
Sunday-Monday, October 22-23 | 10 a.m.
The Captains Golf Course—Brewster, Mass.

THE SETUP
The Babson College men's golf team will wrap up the fall portion of its schedule on Sunday and Monday at the 83rd annual NEIGA Championship. The first round of the 36-hole stroke play event will be played on the 6,724 yard, par 72 Port Course before the teams shift to the 6,776 yard, par 72 Starboard Course for Monday's final round.

2016 NEIGA CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP
Sophomore Chris Bornhorst fired a final round 73 and claimed medalist honors on the first playoff hole as the Beavers rallied from a four-shot deficit to win their first NEIGA Championship since 2000 last fall. Senior Kyle Alexander tied for ninth at 10-over par 154 and sophomore Martin Jensen came in 11th at 11-over 155 for the Green and White, which finished seven shots clear of Husson.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
Babson enters its final tournament of the fall in good form after capturing its third event of the fall at the Blazer Invitational back on October 9. Bornhorst shot a final round 72 to tie for medalist honors at 3-over par, while Alexander and first-year Reed Wilson tied for seventh place at 8-over as the Beavers cruised to a 14-shot victory. Bornhorst and first-year Lane Bohman are tied for the team lead in stroke average at 74.00, while Wilson (74.75) has posted three top-10 showings in four tournaments this fall. Jensen (75.17) is fourth on the team in stroke average for the Green and White, which has broken 300 as a team in five of its last eight rounds going back to mid-September.

ON A TEAR
Since finishing sixth at the season-opening Bill Detrick Invitational, the Beavers have won three of their last four tournaments while posting a 295.88 team scoring average. In addition to victories at Middlebury, Elms and the NECC Championship, the Green and White also came in fourth at Williams.

NATIONAL RECOGNITION
The Green and White is one of 28 teams receiving votes in the latest Bushnell Golfweek Division III poll. Trinity, which is ranked 24th, is the only team from New England in the poll, while both the Beavers are Williams are receiving votes.

SUCCESS ON THE CAPE
In addition to its win last season, Babson tied for second in 2015 and finished as the runner up at the 2014 NEIGA Championship. In addition to Bornhorst's individual title last fall, senior Pranav Mohan tied for second in 2014 and tied for fifth in 2015.