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ORU 8th After Pair of Sub-300 Rounds in Little Rock

ORU 8th After Pair of Sub-300 Rounds in Little Rock

The Basics
Event: Little Rock/First Tee Classic / Hosted by Little Rock
Location:
 Chenal Country Club / Little Rock, Ark.
Full Results: Little Rock/First Tee Classic – Day1

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Mid-year transfer Mike Biata used a first round 69 to lead the Oral Roberts men's golf team to a 595 (296-299) on the opening day of the Little Rock/First Tee Classic, contested Monday at Chenal Country Club.

The host Trojans lead the team race at 568 (289-279) with three golfers inside the top 10. Biata was the top ORU finisher on day one sitting in a tie for 17th overall at 145 (69-76), while the Golden Eagles are eighth as a team. 

News and Notes
- Biata is in just his fourth tournament for ORU after joining the squad in January. Before his 69 Monday, his previous best round was 73 in the final round of the last tournament.

- ORU is fifth in the field with 114 total pars through two rounds.

- Josh Montgomery was one of 11 golfers to record an eagle on the opening day of the tournament, holing out in three on the 525-yard par 5 seventh hole in round two.

- Hunter Laughlin is playing as an individual, but had the second best ORU round of the day and is in a tie for 18th.

- ORU had just six rounds under 300 during the fall season, but has broken that mark in seven consecutive rounds during the spring.

ORU Individual Results
17 – Mike Biata – 69-76—145
T29 – Cody Burrows – 75-73—148
T39 – Josh Montgomery – 72-78—150
T61 – Grayson Jones – 81-74—155
T66 – Jack Howes – 80-76—156
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T18 – Hunter Laughlin – 75-71—146

Team Results
1 – Little Rock – 289-279—568
2 – Stephen F. Austin – 285-287—572
3 – Abilene Christian – 287-294—581
4 – UT Arlington – 291-291—582
5 – Eastern Michigan – 295-290—585
6 – Central Arkansas – 296-290—586
7 – Lamar – 300-290—590
8 – ORU – 296-299—595
9 – ULM – 310-286—596
10 – Omaha – 295-304—599
T11 – Rice – 302-301—603
T11 – Louisiana Tech – 303-300—603
13 – UT Martin – 303-301—604

Up Next
ORU will be paired with Louisiana Monroe and Lamar for the third and final round of the tournament, teeing off at 8 a.m. on Tuesday. 

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