LAYTON, Utah-A 14-shot improvement moved ORU up from a tie for sixth place, where they stood after round one, to a tie for fourth place after two rounds of the Wildcat Invitational, hosted by Weber State at Valley View Golf Course.
ORU shot a 287 as a team in round two, a score that was second only to Sacramento State, who leads the team standings with a 15 shot lead. The Golden Eagles finished Monday with a total of 588 (301-287) and are tied with Rollins College and Arkansas-Little Rock, one shot back of Boise State and Southern Utah.
David Holtgrewe was the lone Golden Eagle to get under par on the day, following up a first round 73 with a70 in round two, tying him for fourth individually with 143. Shannon Allen's 74-73-147 put him in a tie for 18th overall. Bryan Boaz and Trevor McInroe each shot an even par 72 in round two as they finished tied for 23rd (77-72-149) and 44th (81-72-153), respectively after McInroe had the most improvement on Monday.
Scott Newell was consistent with a 77 in each of the first two rounds to finish the day with a 154, tying him for 49th overall.
Holtgrewe tallied eight birdies on day one of competition and played the par 4 holes to a -2 on the day, the third best score in the field.
As a team, the Golden Eagles' 29 birdies was the third-most among all teams.
Action continues from Valley View on Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. with the third and final round of the Wildcat Invitational.