Keiley leads Cougars to second place standing

Justin Keiley (Photo by Mark A Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PAUMA VALLEY, Calif. -- Justin Keiley shot two-under-par to lead BYU to a second place standing after day one at the Triumph at Pauma Valley Monday.

BYU shot an opening round 289 (+5) and second round 287 (+3) to finish at eight-over-par through 36 holes. West Coast Conference foe San Francisico (+4) currently sits in first place, four strokes ahead of BYU. Third place UC Riverside sits 27 strokes behind the Cougars at 35-over-par.

"There were a lot of good things out there," BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. "All and all it was a pretty good effort all day. We just hung in there. The highlight obviously is Justin. He played super that second round, shoots 68, that’s a great score on this golf course."

Keiley made five birdies during the first round and finished with a one-over 72, before catching fire in the second round. Keiley made eagle on the first hole, followed by birdies on 4, 7 and 14 to card a three-under-par 68 in round two. 

Finishing the first two rounds at two-under-par, Keiley stands in first place on the individual leaderboard, three strokes ahead of four San Francisco golfers who finished at one-over-par.

Senior Zac Blair continued his solid spring season during today's action at Pauma Valley Country Club, making five birdies and shooting back-to-back rounds of 72. Blair currently stands tied for sixth place at two-over-par.

Sophomore Devon Purser also contributed a consistent effort for the Cougars, making four birdies apiece during the first and second rounds. Purser shot 73 (+2) in the opening round and 72 (+1) in the second round to finish at three-over-par. He currently stands in eighth place.

Freshman Joe Parkinson added some strong play during the opening two rounds, going five-over-par through 36 holes. Parkinson made four birdies and shot a 72 (+1) on the opening 18 holes, followed by two birdies in a four-over-par (75) round two.

The Cougars will look to carry their momentum into tomorrow's third and final round with tee times set to start at 7:30 a.m. PDT.

Individual Scores

Place Player Round 1 Round 2 Total Score
1 Justin Keiley 72 68 -2
T6 Zac Blair 72 72 +2
8 Devon Purser 73 72 +3
T10 Joe Parkinson 72 75 +5
T28 Jordan Hammer 78 78 +14

Team Scores

Place Team Score
1 San Francisco +4
2 Brigham Young +8
3 UC Riverside +35
4 British Columbia +37
5 Bowling Green State +40
6 George Washington University +50
T7 University of Manitoba +60
T7 Dominican (CA) +60
9 Army +66