Whitham Finishes Second, Bornhorst Ties for Third as Beavers Finish Six Shots Behind Tufts
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass.—Sophomore Riley Whitham (Harvard, Mass.) came in second and first-year Chris Bornhorst (West Newton, Mass.) shot the low round of the tournament on Saturday to help the Babson College men's golf team finish second at the UMass Dartmouth Hampton Inn Invitational.
The Beavers, who entered the day tied for the lead with Tufts, finished with a final round team score of 316 and a 36-hole total of 626 to finish six shots behind the Jumbos. Amherst and Husson tied for third place at 640, and Rhode Island College came in fifth with a two-day total of 646.
Whitham shot a 6-over par 78 in Saturday's final round to finish five shots behind the individual champion Owen Elliot of Tufts with a 36-hole total of 11-over par 155. Bornhorst bounced back from Friday's 82 with a 2-over par round of 74 that helped him tie for third place after moving up 30 spots on the leaderboard.
First-year David Choi (Dallas, Texas), who was tied for the lead after the first round, carded an 82 on Saturday and finished in a tie for seventh place at 13-over par 157. Sophomore Benjamin Crawford (Houston, Texas) tied for 15th after shooting 82 on Saturday to finish with a 36-hole total of 160, while junior Ian Notkin (Caldwell, N.J.) tied for 40th place at 167 after struggling to an 87 on Saturday.
Babson returns to action next Friday when it tees it up at the Rhode Island College Invitational in Cranston, R.I.
• The Beavers' second-place finish is its best at the UMass Dartmouth Invitational since coming in third back in 2008.
• With his tie for third, Bornhost has now posted four top-five finishes in six events this season.
• Whitham, who became the program's first all-region selection since 2012 last season, made his 2016-17 debut this weekend after missing the fall due to injury.