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Men's Golf Posts Season Best Round to Finish Third; Newell Earns Newcomer Award

Courtesy: ORU Media Relations
          Release: 04/24/2012
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PRIMM, Nevada-After shooting a season-best 285 on the first day, the Oral Roberts men's golf team shattered that with a 279 in the final round of the 2012 Summit League Championships at Primm Valley Golf Club. The Golden Eagles finished with a 54-hole score of 851 (-1), two shots back of IUPUI and Southern Utah, who tied for first after finishing with -3, 849.

Scott Newell finished off an outstanding tournament with a season-best 68, giving him a 208 (69-71-68, -5) for the tournament putting him in third overall. It was easily the lowest 54-hole score of the season for ORU after a pair of Golden Eagles carded 215's earlier in the season. That mark ties him for the 10th-best 54-hole score in ORU history. The effort also earned him all-tournament team honors in addition to Newcomer of the Championship.

David Holtgrewe also continued his tear, shooting -4 (67) on Tuesday, giving him a -7 mark in the final two rounds of the championship. The round moved him up from 29th into a tie for 11th with a 215 (80-68-67, +2).

Shannon Allen, Bryan Boaz and Jake Spencer all finished in a tie for 24th after finishing the tournament with a three-round score of 219. It was Boaz who had the best round on Tuesday, carding a 71 (73-75-71), while Allen shot 73 (72-74-73) and Spencer finished with a 74 (71-74-74).

Michael Davan of IUPUI took home the individual medalist honors with a 54-hole score of 205, and IUPUI edged out SUU on the first playoff hole to earn the team championship.

All-Tournament Team:
Michael Davan, IUPUI
Nick Cunningham, Oakland
Ben Engle, IUPUI
Jake Holt, Southern Utah
Ben Kilborn, Western Illinois
Scott Newell, Oral Roberts

Championship MVP:
Michael Davan, IUPUI

Newcomer of the Championship:
Scott Newell, Oral Roberts
Coach of the Year:
John Andrews, IUPUI

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