BYU Advances from 17th to 10th Place at John A. Burns Intercollegiate

Freshman Esteban Calisto leads the Cougars tied for 14th place at 5-under-par. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

HONOLULU -- After a strong second round at the John A. Burns Intercollegiate, BYU advanced from 17th to 10th place shooting 276 at 9-under-par. Freshman Esteban Calisto leads the team tied for 14th place at 5-under-par.

"Esteban played solid all day long," said BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank. "It was fun to see him build confidence throughout the second round."

Sophomore Robbie Fillmore shot 68 and birdied three of the last five holes, while teammates Brady Johnson and Adam Tebbs each shot 70. With four Cougars shooting under par, the team's score improved dramatically.

"This is the best score we've had all season," Brockbank said. "We knew we were capable of playing well, and today's score proved that."

The three-day tournament is being held at the par-72 Leilehua Golf Course, with tournament tees set at 6,917 yards. There are 21 schools participating in the tournament, and Auburn University currently leads at 25-under-par.

Brockbank looks forward to finishing the tournament with a strong final round of play.

"Today was a boost for our confidence," he said. "And I hope we continue to build momentum in round three."

The final round of the John A. Burns Intercollegiate will be played Friday with a shotgun start at 8 a.m.

TEAM LEADERBOARD Round 2

Place School To Par R! R2 Total

1 Auburn -25 278 273 551

2 UNLV -22 279 275 554

3 Texas A&M -21 281 274 555

4 SMU -20 279 277 556

5 San Diego State -16 278 282 560

6 Arizona -15 278 283 561

T7 California -14 284 278 562

T7 Fresno State -14 283 279 562

9 Arkansas -11 286 279 565

10 BYU -9 291 276 567

T11 UC Santa Barbara -8 288 280 568

T11 Texas El Paso, Univ.-8 281 287 568

13 Denver -4 286 286 572

14 Long Beach State -3 289 284 573

T15 Nevada, Univ. of -1 292 283 575

T15 San Diego, Univ. of -1 295 280 575

17 San Jose State +3 288 291 579

T18 Hawaii +6 292 290 582

T18 New Mexico +6 290 292 582

20 Nagoya, Univ. of +10 287 299 586

21 Utah +12 291 297 588

BYU Individual Leaderboard

Place Player To Par R1 R2 Total

T14 Esteban Calisto -5 71 68 139

T30 Robbie Fillmore -3 73 68 141

T43 Brady Johnson -1 73 70 143

T52 Adam Tebbs E 74 70 144

103 Nick Killpack +10 75 79 154

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