Howes wins Summit League Championship, ORU takes second

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NEWTON, Kan. – Oral Roberts’ Jack Howes won the 2021 Summit League Men’s Championship as the Golden Eagles finished second Monday afternoon at Sand Creek Station in Newton, Kansas.

Howes shot a 3-under 69 in the final round to finish at 10-under after three sub-70 rounds.  He shot 69-68 in the first two rounds and finished seven shots clear of Jackson Solem of Denver. His score is the fourth-best individual three round low in ORU history.

ORU scored a 3-over 291 in the final round to finish eight shots behind Denver in the team battle.

Howes’ 206 score ties for the second best lowest score (54 hole tournament) in Summit League history. He eagled No. 16 and birdied No. 17 to create a nice cushion going into the final hole. He posted three of the seven total rounds shot in the 60’s over the three-day event.

Mike Biata
 also had a top-10 finish after a closing 72 placed him in fourth. Dustin Hasley and Rocco Repetto-Taylor each added 75.

ORU Individual Results
1 Jack Howes 69-68-69-206 -10
T7 Mike Biata 72-76-72-220 +4
19 Dustin Hasley 77-73-75-225 +9
T24 Rocco Repetto-Taylor 75-78-75-228 +12
Jared Strathe 84-72*-77*-233 +17
*Jared Strathe subbed in for Hunter Laughlin in round two. Strathe’s scores were reflected in rounds two and three.

Team Results
1 Denver 294-279-292-865 +1
2 Oral Roberts 293-289-291-873 +9
3 North Dakota State 294-290-301-885 +21
4 Kansas City 302-298-291-891 +27
T5 South Dakota State 304-296-292-892 +28
T5 South Dakota 297-292-303-892 +28
7 Omaha 301-296-304-901 +37
8 Western Illinois 310-293-301-904 +40
9 North Dakota 329-316-319-964 +100


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