Biata named Summit League Golfer of the Week

ELMHURST, Ill. – Oral Roberts sophomore Mike Biata earned men’s Golfer of the Week recognition Wednesday for his 4-under-par 212 performance at the Bubba Barnett Intercollegiate, while Fort Wayne senior Jenna Kurosky nabbed the women’s honor for a 3-over 147 scorecard at the Fort Wayne Spring Classic.

Biata carded back-to-back rounds of 2-under 70 before closing out the 54-hole competition with an even-par 72 during third-round action. Playing on the Ridgepointe Country Club golf course in Jonesboro, Ark., the native of Owasso, Okla., tied for fifth in a field of 74 golfers.

Less-than-ideal weather conditions hounded the Fort Wayne Spring Classic this week, but that did not stop Kurosky. The Mastodon senior shot rounds of 74 and 73 to end the weather-shorten tournament with an average round score of 73.5—a full eight strokes better than her 81.5 season average. Additionally, Kurosky and the Mastodons set program records for the best 18-hole (291) and 36-hole (598) scores ever posted.

So. // Owasso, Okla.

  • Competed at the Bubba Barnett Intercollegiate, April 2-3
  • Shot a 4-under 212 with consecutive rounds of 70-70-72
  • Tied for fifth, marking the first ORU golfer to earn a top-five finish all season
  • First-career top-five placement as well as a 54-hole career-best score (212)
  • Ranks fifth in The Summit League this season with a 73.0 scoring average
  • First-career Summit League Golfer of the Week honor

Also Nominated: Callahan Elzey, Fort Wayne // Jackson Wetherbee, Western Illinois

Previous Winners: Tommy Vining, South Dakota – September and October // Jacob Michel, South Dakota – Jan. 31 // Drew Eaton, Western Illinois – Feb. 14 // Van Holmgren, North Dakota State – Feb. 21 // Drew Eaton, Western Illinois – Feb. 28 // Eric Brinker, Fort Wayne – March 8 // Chris Korte, Denver – March 15 // Andrew Israelson, North Dakota State – March 22 // Nick Myhre, North Dakota State – March 28

Jenna Kurosky, FORT WAYNE
Sr. // Elgin, Ill.

  • Competed at the Fort Wayne Spring Classic, April 2
  • Tallied a two-round score of 3-over 147, including a career best 73
  • Finished sixth among a field of 38 golfers
  • Led the field with 29 pars for the week versus only five bogies
  • Helped the Mastodons set program records for 18-hole and 36-hole scores
  • First-career Summit League Golfer of the Week honor

Also Nominated: Alex Krehbiel, Western Illinois

Previous Winners: Natalie Roth, North Dakota State – September // Sophie Newlove, Denver – October // Lauren Whyte, Denver – Jan. 31 // Paige Bird, Fort Wayne – Feb. 7 // Abby Dufrane, South Dakota – Feb. 14 // Mary Weinstein, Denver – Feb. 21 // Cassidy Laidlaw, South Dakota State & Lexi Petersen, South Dakota – Feb. 28 // Teresa Toscano, South Dakota State – March 8 // Teresa Toscano, South Dakota State – March 15 // Sydney Bormann, South Dakota State – March 22 // Mary Weinstein, Denver – March 28

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