Keiley and Parkinson lead Cougars to 2nd place

(Photo by Mark A. Philbrick)

KAUA‘I, Hawai'i - Justin Keiley and Joe Parkinson combined to go nine-under-par in the second round to lead the BYU men's golf team to a second-place standing at the John Burns Intercollegiate on Thursday.

"The guys played really well again," BYU men's golf coach Bruce Brockbank said. "Justin and Joe started great and got going with birdies. We're right in contention. We get to play with the top teams and hopefully we can play through the tough holes tomorrow. We're looking forward to it."

The Cougars finished six-under-par for the day, seven-under for the tournament, to trail No. 4-ranked California by nine strokes entering Friday's final round. BYU is tied with No. 12 Texas A&M in second place, while No. 21 New Mexico is eight strokes off the Cougars' pace in fourth overall at one-over-par. 

Keiley leads the tournament individually at 10-under-par with a season-best, six-under-par 66 in the second round. He takes a four-stroke lead ahead of California's Joel Stalter  into the final round after finishing with eight birdies on the day. 

Parkinson improved six places to move into a tie for fourth at four-under-par after day two of the 17-team tournament. He added seven more birdies in round two with a score of three-under 69. 

Jordan Hammer had a pair of birdies and is tied for 35th at three-over-par, while Jordan Rodgers and Stephen Archibald are both tied in 49th place at five-over-par. 

West Coast Conference teams Pacific and Saint Mary's are currently 10th and 14th, respectively. 

BYU will return to action for the final round on Friday with tee times beginning at 8:30 a.m. HST. Live stats can be followed at golfstats.com.

Indvidual Scores

Place Player Round 1 Round 2 Score
1 Justin Keiley 68 66 -10
T4 Joe Parkinson 71 69 -4
T35 Jordan Hammer 74 73 +3
T49 Jordan Rodgers 74 75 +5
T49 Stephen Archibald 75 74 +5

Team Scores

Place Team Score
1 California -16
T2 BYU -7
T2 Texas A&M -7
4 New Mexico +1
T5 Texas El Paso +4
T5 Arizona +4
7 Washington State +6
T8 Long Beach State +8
T8 UNLV +8
10 Pacific +10
T11 Colorado State +12
T11 Nevada +12
13 Hawaii +14
T14 Hawaii (B) +21
T14 Saint Mary's +21
16 Fresno State +24
17 Hawaii-Hilo DII +26