Cougars in fifth in Hawaii

Clay Ogden is tied for fourth after the first day of the John Burns Intercollegiate

WAHIAWA -- BYU's fifth-ranked men's golf team is in fifth place after shooting a 10-under-par 278 in the first round of the John Burns Intercollegiate on the Leilehua Golf Course.

2005 U.S. Publinks champion Clay Ogden led the way for the Cougars, firing an opening round 67 (-5). BYU's two All-Americans, Oscar Alvarez and Jake Ellison, are tied for 27th place at two-under-par. 2005 MWC champion, Nick Becker was one stroke back of Alvarez and Ellison with a one-under 71. Daniel Summerhays finished the day at one-over-par 73.

"We had a real average day and we didn't make as many putts as we would have liked, but we're still in contention," BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said.

Auburn leads the tournament thanks to an opening-round 273 (-15) followed by the University of Arizona, who finished 13-under-par. BYU trails Auburn by five strokes heading into the second round.

BYU INDIVIDUAL SCORES

T 4 Clay Ogden 33- 34 67

T 27 Jake Ellison 33- 37 70

T 27 Oscar Alvarez 36- 34 70

T 39 Nick Becker 35- 36 71

T 69 Daniel Summerhays 37- 36 73

INDIVIDUAL PARTICIPANTS

T 55 Greg Hunt 37-35 72

T 92 Nick Killpack 38-39 77

TEAM SCORES

Fin. School Scores

1 Auburn University 273 -15

2 Arizona, U. of 275 -13

3 Long Beach State 277 -11

Colorado State Univ. 277 -11

5 Brigham Young Univ. 278 -10

6 SMU 279 -9

New Mexico, U. of 279 -9

San Diego State U. 279 -9

9 Texas A&M University 280 -8

10 San Jose State 281 -7

11 UNLV 282 -6

12 Texas El Paso 284 -4

13 Denver 285 -3

14 Nevada 286 -2

15 California 289 +1

16 Hawaii 290 +2

17 San Diego 291 +3

18 Utah 292 +4

19 UC-Santa Barbara 293 +5

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