BYU climbs into MWC lead

Freshman Adam Tebbs continues to give the Cougars a big lift at the MWC Championship

TUCSON -- BYU's young men's golf team grew up on Friday as it jumped into a tie with TCU for the lead at the 2008 Mountain West Conference Championship at Arizona National golf course in Tucson, Arizona on Friday.

The Defending champs shot a tournament-best six-under-par 278 in the second round to move from third place to first. TCU and BYU head into Saturday's final round with a three-stroke lead over No. 16 UNLV.

BYU's team of underclassmen vaulted into the lead thanks to three Cougars going under par and a fourth going even par in the critical second round. The Cougars were led by Freshman Adam Tebbs and Sophomore Robbie Fillmore who both shot a two-under-par 69 on Friday. Tebbs moved into a tie for second place at two under while Fillmore moved into fifth place at one under par. Canadian Brady Johnson also went two under par on Friday as he moved into a tie for 11th place with freshman Esteban Calisto, who was even par for the day.

"We had an outstanding round today," Brockbank said. "Maybe even the best we've played all season. I'm excited to see the progress of this team and witnessing these young guys play so well in such a big tournament. "

Saturdays big final round will be a huge day for Brockbank's squad. At stake is an automatic invitation to the 2008 NCAA West Regional and its second consecutive MWC title.

"We've got to come out and play like with did on Friday," Brockbank said. "This is a team game and we need everyone of our guys to rise to the occasion."

Live scoring of the second round is available on the internet at www.golfstat.com.

TEAM LEADERBOARD

T1 BYU 286-278--564 -4

T1 TCU 283-281--564 -4

3 UNLV 281-286--567 -1

4 Colorado St. 288-284--572 +4

5 Utah 288-290--578 +10

6 New Mexico 296-284--580 +12

7 San Diego St. 289-296--585 +17

8 Wyoming 299-295--594 +26

9 Air Force 305-291--596 +28

BYU INDIVIDUAL SCORES

T2 Adam Tebbs 71-69--140 -2

T5 Robbie Fillmore 72-69--141 -1

T11 Esteban Calisto 72-71--143 +1

T11 Brady Johnson 74-69--143 +1

T25 Nick Killpack 71-76--147 +5

Full scoreboard available at www.golfstat.com or www.themwc.com

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