DALLAS, Texas Oral Roberts freshman Cody Burrows won the individual title and led ORU to fifth overall in the Bob Sitton Invitational at TPC Four Seasons in Las Colinas.
After a brief misstep in round two, ORU rebounded and matched its 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).
It was 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 30-foot putt on the final hole of the day to shoot 70 after earlier rounds of 73-71. 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.
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
16-North Dakota State-304-317-307-928-+76