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ORU Takes Runner-Up Finish at Summit League Championship

ORU Takes Runner-Up Finish at Summit League Championship

The Basics
Event: Summit League Championship
 Sand Creek Station Golf Course / Newton, Kan.
Full Results: Summit League – Final

NEWTON, Kan. – The Oral Roberts men's golf team had a solid final round, but could not hold off the charge from South Dakota State as the Golden Eagles finished runners-up at 879 (297-289-293). SDSU claimed the team title by two shots at 877 (293-300-284).

Sophomore Cody Burrows, who has earned All-Summit League First Team honors each of his first two years at ORU, finished third individually, earning All-Tournament honors for the first time.

News and Notes
- ORU's runner-up finish was the highest team finish of the season, and the 879 was the best 54-hole score of the year.

- The 2nd place finish was ORU's second runner-up finish in the last three years at the Summit League Championship after also doing so in 2015.

- Cody Burrows shot 69 to finish third overall. It was his second highest finish of the season and the highest since Scott Newell was the runner-up in 2015.

- ORU finished the season with 12 straight rounds under 300, after breaking that mark just seven times in the first 15 rounds of the year.

- The starting five for ORU in the championship was made up of three freshmen and two sophomores.

All-Tournament Team
Zach Schroeder, FW
Nick Bienz, IUPUI
Cody Burrows, ORU
Cody Seal, USD
Alejandro Restrepo, SDSU
Grant Smith, SDSU (Championship MVP)
Drew Eaton, WIU

ORU Individual Results
3 – Cody Burrows – 74-37-69—216
T13 – Jack Howes – 73-72-77—222
T18 – Mike Biata – 75-72-76—223
T23 – Josh Montgomery – 75-77-72—224
T35 – Hunter Laughlin – 80-72-76—228

Team Results
1 – South Dakota State – 293-300-284—877
2 – ORU – 297-289-293—879
3 – South Dakota – 308-289-284—881
4 – IUPUI – 300-302—281
5 – North Dakota State – 298-294-292—884
6 – Denver – 305-296-287—888
7 – Fort Wayne – 304-302-285—891
8 – Western Illinois – 307-302-289—898
9 – Omaha – 313-301-289—903

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