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Newcomers Lead ORU in Seventh Place Finish at Little Rock/First Tee Classic

Newcomers Lead ORU in Seventh Place Finish at Little Rock/First Tee Classic

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 – Final

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.  – With a pair of freshmen earning top-20 finishes for the first time in their careers, the Oral Roberts men's golf team finished in a tie for seventh Tuesday at the Little Rock/First Tee Classic with a  54-hole score of 892 (296-299-297).

Little Rock increased its lead in the final round finishing at -8 856 (289-279-288), the only team to finish under par for the tournament.

News and Notes
- Mike Biata led ORU and finished in a tie for 11th overall with a 74 in the final round. Biata has steadily improved since joining the ORU program in January and earned his first career top-20 finish.

- Playing as an individual this week, Hunter Laughlin also earned the first top 20 finish of his career, tying for 18th overall.

- Prior to this week, only Cody Burrows (3) and Jack Howes (2) had earned top 20 finishes this season.

- ORU notched its fourth top-10 team finish this season and second in a row.

- At 297 for the final round, ORU has now gotten in under 300 in eight straight rounds.

- This was the first time this season someone other than Cody Burrows has been the top ORU finisher.

ORU Individual Results
T11 – Mike Biata – 69-76-74—219
T29 – Cody Burrows – 75-73-75—223
T41 – Josh Montgomery – 72-78-76—226
T48 – Jack Howes – 80-76-72—228
T71 – Grayson Jones – 81-74-83—238
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T18 – Hunter Laughlin – 75-71-75—221

Team Results
1 – Little Rock – 289-279-288—856
2 – Stephen F. Austin – 285-287-300—872
3 – UT Arlington – 291-291-297—879
T4 – Central Arkansas – 296-290-297—883
T4 – Lamar – 300-290-293—883
6 – Eastern Michigan – 295-290-306—891
T7 – ORU 296-299-297—892
T7 – ULM – 310-286-296—892
9 – Abilene Christian – 287-294-314—895
10 – UT Martin – 303-301-298—902
T11 – Rice – 302-301-304—907
T11 – Omaha – 295-304-208—907
13 – Louisiana Tech – 303-300-305—908

Up Next
The Golden Eagles will finish up the regular season April 10-11 at the Jim West Intercollegiate at Wolfdancer Golf Club in Austin, Texas. From there the Golden Eagles will head to the Summit League Championship at the end of April.  

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