Cougars tie in 1st place at Desert Shootout

(Photo by Mark A. Philbrick)

Day 2 Recap

GOODYEAR, Ariz. - Justin Keiley and Jordan Hammer led BYU men's golf to tie for first place at the Desert Shootout on Saturday.

"It was a good day for us," BYU golf coach Bruce Brockbank said. "We hung in there and I was impressed with how the guys handled it today. When they had a chance to get it done, they did a good job. Tying for first place is always awesome."

After a sixth place standing following the first round, the Cougars improved to first place with Kansas City for a total score of 833 each. Kansas City beat BYU in a one-hole playoff to take home the top team honors.

Idaho and Fullerton trailed by one and two strokes, respectively. 

Keiley tied for sixth place with a team low of 67 in the final round, while Hammer trailed by one stroke to tie in eighth place. 

Joe Parkinson tied in 19th place for a total score of 211 and Cole Ogden tied in 29th place with a third round score of 68. Jordan Rodgers tied in 36th place for a third round score of 68 and a total score of 215. 

The Cougars finished the tournament with a total of two eagles and a tournament-high 72 birdies. 

BYU returns to action on April 7-8 in Scottsdale, Ariz. for the Wyoming Cowboy Classic. 

Individual Scores

Place Player Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Score
T6 Justin Keiley 71 68 67 206
T8 Jordan Hammer 67 69 71 207
T19 Joe Parkinson 72  69 70 211
T29 Cole Ogden 74 71 68 213
T36 Jordan Rodgers 73 74 68 215

Team Scores

Place Player Score
T1 BYU 833
T1 UMKC 833
3 Idaho 834
4 Fullerton 835
5 Kansas State 841
6 Nebraska 846
7 Kansas 847
8 Southern Utah 850
T9 Long Beach State 858
T9 Grand Canyon  858
11 Northern Iowa 859
12 Columbia 864
13 Drake 868
14 Bowling Green 885
15 Creighton  899