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ORU Second, Two Shots Off Lead at Aggie Invitational

ORU Second, Two Shots Off Lead at Aggie Invitational

The Basics
Event:
N.M. State Aggie Invitational
Location: N.M. State Golf Course (Las Cruces, N.M.)
Full Results: Aggie Invitational – Round 1

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The Oral Roberts women's golf team shot fired an opening round 292 (+4) on Monday and sits in second place, two shots off the lead, after round one of the N.M. State Aggie Invitational. UTEP holds the team lead in the 16-team field after shooting 290 in the opening round.

News and Notes
- 292 is tied for the 10th best round in ORU history, and the sixth best round on a par 72 course.

- ORU's 292 is the best round of the year, topping the 294 from the final round of the Payne Stewart Memorial the last time out. The last time ORU shot a better round on a par 72 course was the school record round of 282 at the Jackrabbit Invitational in March of 2015.

- Sarah Bell shot an even par 72 for ORU and played the par 4 holes to a -2, 3.80 average, the best in the field.

- Bell was also tied for second overall with 14 pars in the opening round.

- Rebecca Hnidka did her damage on the longer holes with a -2, 4.50 average on the par 5 holes, tied for the best average in the field.

- ORU had 11 birdies in the opening round of the event, with all five golfers registering at least one. Hnidka and Isabella Caamal each had three birdies to lead the way.

ORU Individual Results
T10 – Sarah Bell – 72
T16 – Rebecca Hnidka – 73
T16 – Beatriz Garcia – 73
T21 – Isabella Caamal – 74
T50 – Megan Lee - 77

Team Results
1 – UTEP – 290
2 – ORU – 292
3 – California Baptist – 294
4 – Texas A&M – Corpus Christi – 295
T5 – New Mexico State – 297
T5 – Fresno State – 297
7 – Southern Utah – 298
8 – Utah Valley – 299
9 – South Dakota State – 300
10 – Northern Arizona – 301
T11 – Grand Canyon – 304
T11 – Portland State – 304
T11 – UC – Riverside – 304
T14 – Weber State – 305
T14 – North Dakota – 305
16 – UTRGV - 306

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