SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Oral Roberts' Cody Burrows and South Dakota State's Teresa Toscano collected the initial Summit League Golfer of the Month accolades on Wednesday after getting their fall seasons off to strong starts.
Burrows turned in a 70.6 stroke average in two events, which included a runner-up finish at the Memphis Invitational. Burrows finished that 54-hole event with a career-best score of 208 (-8) to lead the Golden Eagles to a third-place finish. He opened the season with a 68 (-4) and was under part in all three rounds. In six rounds so far, the three-time All-Summit League performer has yet to shoot higher than a 73.
Toscano opened her junior campaign by capturing medalist honors at the UNO Invitational. She won the 54-hole event by six strokes and helped the Jackrabbits run away with the team title by 28 strokes. Toscano finished at even-par 216 and closed with a 71 (-1). The Huelva, Spain native turned in another top-15 finish at the Minnesota Invitational against a field that included five teams that participated in 2018 NCAA Regionals. She closed the month with a 73.78 stroke average and six rounds of 73 or better.
Male Golfer of the Month
Cody Burrows, Oral Roberts
Sr. | Chickasha, Okla.
- First Golfer of the Month accolade to go with four career weekly honors
- Four of six rounds this season have been even par or better
- Holds the best stroke average in The Summit League with at least six rounds played
- Posted a career best 208 (-8) at the Memphis Invitational in a runner-up finish
Female Golfer of the Month
Teresa Toscano, South Dakota State
Jr. | Huelva, Spain
• First Golfer of the Month accolade to go with three career weekly honors
• Put together three rounds of even par or better during the month, including a season-best 71 (-1)
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Through 36 years of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of nearly 115,000 at nine institutions, including three located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Purdue Fort Wayne (Purdue University Fort Wayne), the University of North Dakota, North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced 12 NCAA Champions along with over 100 Academic All-Americans, and nearly 125 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level.