BYU Stays Strong Against Tough Competition

Freshman Esteban Calisto continues to lead BYU, tied for 19th place at 4-over-par. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

ALPHARETTA -- The BYU men's golf team remains strong after two challenging rounds at the prestigious U.S. Collegiate Championship. The team currently sits in 15th place at 49-over-par.

"Even though our score tells a different story, we're hitting a lot of good shots," said BYU head golf coach Bruce Brockbank. "It's just that the greens on this course are fast, and we're not capitalizing on our putts."

Freshman Esteban Calisto continues to lead the Cougars tied for 19th place at 4-over-par. He shot a 5-over-par 77 in round two, hitting one birdie on the fifth hole. Sophomore Robbie Fillmore follows Calisto tied for 56th place at 12-over-par.

"It would be great to see Esteban [Calisto] come back in the third round with the same score he had in round one," Brockbank said.

The U.S. Collegiate Championship is a three-day, 15-team tournament featuring nine of the nation's top 11 teams, including No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Georgia, No. 3 UCLA and No. 5 USC. Trent Leon of Oklahoma State leads the tournament at 6-under-par. Southern California is the current team leader at 5-over-par.

"I knew this tournament would be a challenge for us," Brockbank said. "But I love this opportunity to play with the best teams in the nation. It is teaching us a lot about our game and what we need to improve on."

The U.S. Collegiate Championship will conclude Wednesday with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. EST.

TEAM LEADERBOARD

Place School To Par Today R1 R2 Total

1 USC +5 -1 294 287 581

2 Alabama +7 +1 294 289 583

T3 Oklahoma State +10 +6 292 294 586

T3 Georgia Tech +10 +2 296 290 586

5 UCLA +12 +10 290 298 588

6 Florida State +16 +13 291 301 592

7 Georgia State +18 +8 298 296 594

8 Texas A&M +21 +5 304 293 597

T9 East Tenn. St. +24 +18 294 306 600

T9 Georgia +24 +10 302 298 600

11 Charlotte +25 +9 304 297 601

12 Coastal Carolina +32 +18 302 306 608

13 Stanford +35 +13 310 301 611

14 Texas +37 +12 313 300 613

15 BYU +49 +25 312 313 625

Individual LEADERBOARD

Place Player To Par Today R1 R2 Total

T19 Esteban Calisto +4 +5 71 77 148

T56 Robbie Fillmore +12 +7 77 79 156

T74 Brady Johnson +20 +13 79 85 164

T74 Nick Killpack +20 +6 86 78 164

T74 Adam Tebbs +20 +7 85 79 164

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