Burrows Claims First Title, ORU Takes Fifth at Bob Sitton Invitational

Burrows Claims First Title, ORU Takes Fifth at Bob Sitton Invitational

Final Results

The Basics
Event: 2016 Bob Sitton Invitational / Hosted by ORU and Stephen F. Austin
ORU Team Scores/Place:  292-306-292—890 / 5th
 TPC Four Seasons / Dallas, Texas

DALLAS, Texas  – The first top-five finish of his career came in a big way as freshman Cody Burrows won the individual title at the 2016 Bob Sitton Invitational. After a brief misstep in round two, the Oral Roberts men's golf team rebounded and matched their opening round score with a 292 Thursday to finish the tournament at 890 (292-306-292), fifth out of 17 teams. Long Beach State led from wire to wire and won by 11 shots at 867 (285-288-294).

News & Notes
- Thursday marked the first career win for Burrows, who has led ORU in four of the six tournaments in his career but had never broken into the top five.

- Burrows buried a 40-foot putt on the final hole of the day to earn the victory and avoid a playoff. His 214 was a career best 54-hole score.

- ORU finished in the top 10 as a team for the fourth time this year and the second tournament in a row.

- Freshman Will Starkey shot a career-best 68 on Thursday, his third round under par in as many tournaments. The 68 is the lowest score by a Golden Eagle this season.

- Austin McCulloch completed his first tournament as a Golden Eagle, tying for 74th overall at 236.

ORU Results
1 – Cody Burrows – 73-71-70—214
T33 – Will Starkey – 81-76-68—225
T40 – Trevor Torgerson – 73-78-76—227
T55 – Blake Brorman – 71-81-79—231
T74 – Ollie Penn – 75-83-78—236
T74 – Austin McCulloch – 75-83-78—236

Complete Team Results
1-Long Beach State-285-288-294-867-+15
2-Stephen F. Austin-287-299-292-878-+26
3-Central Arkansas-303-289-292-884-+32
5-Oral Roberts-292-306-292-890-+38
6-UT Arlington-297-303-291-891-+39
8-Incarnate Word-300-300-294-894-+42
9-Abilene Christian-298-305-293-896-+44
10-Missouri State-308-296-294-898-+46
11-Houston Baptist-299-303-305-907-+55
14-Northern Iowa-311-299-303-913-+61
16-North Dakota State-304-317-307-928-+76
17-Fairleigh Dickinson-320-317-315-952-+100

Up Next
ORU will have a week off before heading to Little Rock, Arkansas, for the Little Rock/First Tee Classic March 28.

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