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Bornhorst, Rothwell Tie for Second as Men's Golf Places Fourth at Duke Nelson Invitational

Bornhorst, Rothwell Tie for Second as Men's Golf Places Fourth at Duke Nelson Invitational

MIDDLEBURY, Vt.—Junior Chris Bornhorst (West Newton, Mass.) and first-year Jackson Rothwell (Victoria, British Columbia) finished in a tie for second place to help the Babson College men's golf team come in fourth in the 36th Duke Nelson Invitational at Ralph Myhre Golf Club.

First-round co-leader NYU finished with a team total of 579 to finish 10 strokes clear of second-place Williams, which posted the low round of the day (285) to record a 36-hole total of 589. Middlebury came in third at 590, while the Beavers followed up Saturday's 293 with a final round 299 to finish two shots behind the Panthers with a 592 total.

Rothwell, who shot 69 on Saturday to take a one-shot lead, birdied his opening hole on Sunday and was even through 11 holes before finishing the round with a 3-over 74. Bornhorst entered the day one stroke off the pace at 1-under par, but dropped three shots over his first five holes. He made his first birdie of the day at the par-4 eighth and followed with birdies at both No. 11 and No. 14 to get back to even before settling for a 2-over 73.

Both Rothwell and Bornhorst finished at 1-over 143 for the weekend and were part of a four-way tie for second behind individual medalist Jeffrey Giguere of Middlebury.

Sophomore Nicholas Gianelos (West Chester, Pa.) followed up Saturday's first round 75 with a 7-over 78 on Sunday to tie for 42nd position at 11-over 153. First-year Sean Fitzgerald (West Newton, Mass.) eagled his final hole of the day, the 488-yard par-5 first, to shoot 75 and grab a share of 50th place at 12-over 154.

First-year Spencer Crowe (Lake Forest, Ill.), who shot 80 in his collegiate debut on Saturday, carded a 6-over 77 in the final round and tied for 71st at 15-over 157 for the Beavers.

Babson returns to action next Saturday when it travels to Taconic Golf Club for the first round of the Williams Invitational.

• The Beavers have broken 300 in each of their last six rounds at Middlebury's Ralph Myhre Golf Club.
• The Green and White also has recorded five straight top-six results at the Duke Nelson Invitational going back to 2014.
• In eight career rounds at Ralph Myhre GC Bornhorst owns a 73.25 stroke average. This weekend also marked his second top-three and fourth top-15 finish at the Duke Nelson Invitational.