BYU Even at Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate

Junior Nick Killpack leads all Cougars at 3-under-par in Birmingham. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

BIRMINGHAM -- After two rounds at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate, BYU sits tied for 10th place with junior Nick Killpack leading the team tied for 12th place at 3-under-par 68-70--138.

The 2007 Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate is being held on the par-71 Old Overton Club Course with yardage set at 6,958. Twelve teams are participating in the three-round, two-day tournament, and Alabama, the host university, leads the tournament at 30-under-par 270-268--538. The Cougars were tied for 6th place after the first round at 1-under-par 283, and shot 1-over-par 285 to finish the day at even-par.

"The scores that we shot today were better, but the course was a bit more attackable," BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. "I think we're taking a step in the right direction, but we still have some work to do. That won't change from one week to another with such a young team, but our players are working hard to compete every week."

Killpack, one of two juniors on a team with no seniors, said the transition from follower to leader on the BYU squad was abrupt, but positive for him.

"If you're hitting the ball well here, you can make a lot of birdies," he said. "But there are a few holes out there on which you have to really hit some good shots to make par. We're all just working on taking one shot at a time and making the birdies when we get the chance."

The final round of the tournament will be held Tuesday.

Team Standings:

Pl. Team Rd. 1 Rd. 2 Tot. To Par

1 Alabama 270 268 538 -30

2 UNLV 273 271 544 -24

3 UAB 283 262 545 -23

4 North Carolina 278 270 548 -20

5 Auburn 284 266 550 -18

6 Florida 280 273 553 -15

7 Texas 283 277 560 -8

8 Texas Tech 280 281 561 -7

9 East Tennessee State 285 281 566 -2

10 Brigham Young 283 285 568 E

Georgia State 284 284 568 E

12 Georgia Southern 298 286 584 +16

BYU Individual Standings:

Pl. Player Rd. 1 Rd. 2 Tot. To Par

12 Nick Killpack 32 36 68 -3

15 Esteban Calisto 33 36 69 -2

25 Robbie Fillmore 36 35 71 E

45 Adam Tebbs 34 41 75 +4

Brady Johnson 38 37 75 +4

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