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Dolezal Leads ORU on Day 1 of Pat Hicks Invitational

Dolezal Leads ORU on Day 1 of Pat Hicks Invitational

The Basics
Event: Pizza Hut Pat Hicks Invitational - Hosted by Southern Utah
ORU Team Scores/Place: 302 - T10th
Location:
Sunbrook Golf Course - St. George, Utah

ST. GEORGE, Utah - Halfway through the Pizza Hut Pat Hicks Invitational, the Oral Roberts men's golf team sits in a tie for 10th with Northern Kentucky. The Golden Eagles shot an opening round 302 for the 36-hole tournament. Utah Valley leads the 13-team field after firing a 281 on Monday.

Senior Parker Dolezal enters the final round tied for 11th overall after shooting a -2 70, his best round on a par-72 course this season and one off his career low at ORU. After Dolezal, Dennis Anderson shot 76 (T51) and the other three ORU golfers, Scott Newell, Ollie Penn and Trevor Torgerson all tied for 62nd at 78.

ORU Results
T11 - Parker Dolezal - 70
T51 - Dennis Andersen - 76
T62 - Scott Newell - 78
T62 - Ollie Penn - 78
T62 - Trevor Torgerson - 78

Complete Team Results
1 - Utah valley - 281
2 - Utah State - 284
3 - College of Charleston - 285
4 - CSU-Northridge - 288
T5 - Long Beach State - 289
T5 - Weber State - 289
T5 - Dixie State - 289
8 - Southern Utah - 293
9 - Boise State - 294
T10 - Oral Roberts - 302
T10 - Northern Kentucky - 302
12 - North Dakota - 303
13 - Westminster - 306

News & Notes
- Parker Dolezal is tied for the best score on par 4 holes, having averaged 3.60 strokes per hole, -4 on the day.
- Dolezal carded six birdies on the day. Only Kenny You of Dixie State had more (7).
- The opening round 70 by Dolezal matched his best round of the year, but did it for the first time on a par-72 course. Dolezal also carded a 70 in the first round of the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate (Oct. 20-21), the final tournament of the fall season.
- Dennis Andersen is tied for fourth in par 5 scoring at -3, 4.25, thanks in part to his eagle on Monday. It was the first tournament in an ORU uniform for Andersen.

Up Next
ORU will be paired with Northern Kentucky and North Dakota for the second and final round of the tournament.

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Day 1 Results