Event: Hawkeye Invitational
Location: Finkbine Golf Course / Iowa City, Iowa
Full Results: Hawkeye Invitational – Day 1 Results
IOWA CITY, Iowa – With the second best round in program history, the Oral Roberts men's golf team moved up the leaderboard and sits in seventh place after two rounds of the Hawkeye Invitational. ORU (285-278—563) is in a tight race for third, just four shots back of the third spot, while Iowa (262-277—539) and Illinois (272-270—542) have separated from the field in a battle for the team championship.
News and Notes
- ORU was coming off their best score of the season in the last tournament with a 282, but bested it Saturday with a 278, the second best round in school history.
- The 13 team field includes six Big 10 teams and a pair of Big 12 teams.
- ORU's 278 was one of the best rounds by any team on the first day of action. Outside of Iowa and Illinois who had both rounds under that mark, UMKC's 275 in round two was the only round better.
- The Golden Eagles have two golfers inside the top 20 and four inside the top 40, carding a total of five rounds under par on Saturday.
- With a pair of 69s on Saturday, Jack Howes leads the way, and has shot 69 or better in each of his last four rounds (67-69-69-69).
- Cody Burrows was also under par in both rounds with a 70 and 69, giving the senior five straight rounds under par.
- Hunter Laughlin's 68 in the second round is a new career low for the sophomore.
- Dustin Hasley leads the field in par 3 scoring at 2.70 (-3).
1 – Iowa – 262-277—539
2 – Illinois – 272-270—542
3 – UMKC – 284-275—559
T4 – Kansas – 282-278—560
T4 – Kansas State – 278-282—560
6 – Minnesota – 280-281—561
7 – ORU – 285-278—563
8 – Wisconsin – 28-283-565
9 –Indiana – 283-290—573
10 – South Dakota State – 289-285—574
11 – DePaul – 282-294—576
12 – Eastern Michigan – 283-295—578
13 – Nebraska – 304-278—582
ORU will be paired with Wisconsin and Indiana for the final round, teeing off at 8:30 a.m. on holes 8-11. Live results are available on GolfStat.com.
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