Esteban Calisto led the Cougars to their first top-10 finish of the spring. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
FRESNO, Calif. -- Esteban Calisto recorded a career-best finish, tying for fourth overall as the BYU men's golf team finished tied for sixth at the Fresno Lexus Classic Tuesday.
"We have a long way to go still, but we definitely took a step forward this week," said BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank. "We are hoping to use our practice time to keep improving."
Calisto, who shot a 2-over 74 in the final round, finished with a 1-under 215 tournament total, just five strokes off the lead. His fourth place tie is his best since finishing tied for seventh at last year's Mountain West Conference Championships.
"For Esteban to get a top-five finish is a great thing, "He has worked really hard and come a long way and I am excited for him."
Sophomore Zac Blair carded a 1-over 73 on the final day, finishing tied for 16th and recording his fifth top-20 finish of the 2010-11 season.
Freshman Cole Odgen and Justin Keiley finished tied for 58th, shooting final rounds of 75 and 78 respectively and each posting 14-over 230 tournament totals.
After shooting an even-par 72 in round one, Alton Anderson posted consecutive rounds of 80 to finish tied for 64th. Senior Cameron Edens moved up five spots after day one, shooting a third-round 76 and finishing tied for 71st.
The Cougars return to action March 17 at the Desert Shootout in Goodyear, Arizona. Follow the action live by visiting www.golfstat.com.
The Field - 2011 Fresno Lexus Classic
1. San Diego State
4. UC Irvine
5. UC Santa Barbara
T6. Fresno State
T6. New Mexico
9. New Mexico State
T10. Kansas State
13. Sacramento State
14. Texas El Paso
16. CSU Bakersfield
T6 Brigham Young University +14 373 374 376 1123
T4 Esteban Calisto -1 71 70 74 215
T16 Zac Blair +5 75 73 73 221
T58 Justin Keiley +14 78 74 78 230
T58 Cole Ogden +14 77 78 75 230
T64 Alton Anderson +16 72 80 80 232
T71 Cameron Edens +18 79 79 76 234