Transfer Cameron Edens led the Cougars on day one, shooting a 6-over 77. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
TUCSON -- The BYU men's golf team starting spring competition Monday, finishing day one in 15th place after the second of two rounds was suspended due to darkness at the Arizona Intercollegiate in Tucson, Arizona.
Senior Cameron Edens, a transfer from Arizona State, led the Cougars in first-round action, posting five birdies on the par-71 Arizona National Golf Course and finishing with a 6-over 77. Edens followed that up with a 1-under 70 in round two and moved into a tie for 31st place going into the final day.
"We've got a lot of work ahead of us," said BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank. "I'm excited that we bounced back and did a lot better in the second round."
The Cougars will finish the final three holes of round two tomorrow before completing the third and final round of play on a challenging course.
"It's a tough course to play anytime, especially coming out of the winter," Brockbank said. "We've had success here in the past, but today we had a hard time hitting fairways early on."
Sophomore Zac Blair followed up a first-round 78 with an even-par 71 in round two to move into a tie for 40th place.
Junior Daniel Reid, an Orem native, finished day one tied for 59th after improving on a first-round 78 by posting a 3-over 63 before play was suspended.
Playing in their first collegiate tournament, freshmen Colton Ogden and Justin Keiley saw second-round improvement and sit tied for 64th and in 92nd place respectively.
The remainder of round two and round three will begin tomorrow at 8 a.m. at the Arizona National Golf Course. Follow the action live by clicking HERE or visiting www.golfstat.com.
The Field - 2011 Arizona Intercollegiate
T1. San Diego State
T1. Texas El Paso
7. Arizona (B)
8. New Mexico
10. Fresno State
11. UC Riverside
13. UC Irvine
15. Brigham Young
15 Brigham Young University
1st rd. 2nd rd. total (1st round)
T31 Cameron Edens 77 -1 (15) 77
T40 Zac Blair 78 E (15) 78
T59 Daniel Reid 78 +3 (15) 78
T64 Cole Ogden 84 E (15) 84
92 Justin Keiley 85 +14 (15) 85
Team 317 +2 317