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Tournament Preview: No. 20 Men's Golf Heads to the Cape for 85th NEIGA Championship

Tournament Preview: No. 20 Men's Golf Heads to the Cape for 85th NEIGA Championship

No. 20 Men's Golf at the NEIGA Championship
Sunday-Monday, October 20-21 | 10 a.m.
The Captains Golf Course | Brewster, Mass.

THE SETUP
• The Babson men's golf team is set to compete at the 85th NEIGA Championship Sunday and Monday at The Captains Golf Course in Brewster, Mass.
• The 36-hole event will be played on a pair of par-72 courses – the 6,610-yard Port Course and the 6,687-yard Starboard Course.

2018 NEIGA CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP
• Sophomore Nicholas Gianelos closed with a 1-under 71 and the Beavers rallied from a three-shot deficit to edge Williams by one shot for its third consecutive victory last October.
• Gianelos finished second with a 2-over total of 146 and junior Lane Bohman grabbed a share of 11th place at 11-over 155 for Babson, which posted rounds of 313-300 to collect its second victory in three years at the event.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• No. 20 Babson is coming off a second-place finish at the Saratoga National Invitational back on October 13-14.
• Gianelos fired rounds of 68-70 to come in second at 6-under par, junior Reed Wilson tied for ninth place with a 1-over total of 145, and senior Chris Bornhorst earned a share of 11th position at 2-over 146 for the Beavers, who were just one shot off the pace of 18th-ranked NYU.
• Bornhorst leads the team in scoring average (71.70) and owns four top-five results in five starts this fall, Gianelos (71.90) has finished under par in four of his last five rounds, and first-year Jackson Rothwell (74.30) has held the first round lead twice in five tournaments.
• The Beavers have broken 290 in four of 10 rounds and enter the weekend with 291.40 team scoring average.

GIANELOS EARNS CAC RECOGNITION
• After tying for seventh at 4-under in the Royal Lakes-Oglethorpe Invitational and finishing as the runner-up at 6-under at Saratoga National GC, Gianelos was selected as the CAC Golfer of the Week on Thursday.

RETURN TO THE RANKINGS
• After receiving votes in each of the first two Bushnell Golfweek Division III polls of the season, the Green and White entered the latest poll at No. 20.
• The ranking is the best in program history for the Beavers, who were ranked as high as 22nd last season.

NUMBER TO KNOW
• The Beavers have recorded five straight top-three finishes at the NEIGA Championship, which includes victories in 2016 and 2018 and a runner-up result in 2015.

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