Cougars in 4th after day two of Desert Shootout

(Photo by Mark A. Philbrick)

GOODYEAR, Ariz. - The BYU men's golf team improved to a fourth place standing after day two of the Desert Shootout on Friday. 

"We were much more consistent today," BYU golf coach Bruce Brockbank said. "We're still a little sloppy with our short game and not capitlizing very much, but we should have a good chance to win the tournament and the guys are excited about it. We need another day like today, but even better."

BYU finished the second round of the 54-hole tournament at 16-under-par, trailing first place Fullerton by five strokes. 

Justin Keiley shot a team low 68 in the second round, while Joe Parkinson and Jordan Hammer each shot a 69 for the round. 

Cole Ogden and Jordan Rodgers shot 71 and 74, respectively. 

"We've got a hurdle to climb tomorrow, so we'll see how we do," Brockbank said. 

The Cougars return to action for the final round at the Palm Valley Golf Club on Saturday with a 7:30 a.m. PST shotgun start. There are no live stats for this tournament. 

Team Scores

Place Team Total Score
1 Fullerton 555
T2 Idaho 559
T2 Kansas City 559
4 BYU 560
5 Grand Canyon 563
6 Kansas State 564
T7 Southern Utah 566
T7 Long Beach State 566
9 Nebraska 567
10 Kansas  569
T11 Northern Iowa 574
T11 Drake 574
13 Columbia 589
T14 Creighton 598
T14 Bowling Green 598