The Cougars shot an 8-under 280 as a team on the final day of competition. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
HONOLULU -- Freshman Cole Ogden shot a final-round 66 Friday, helping the BYU men's golf team move up one spot from day three to an 11th-place finish at the John Burns Invitational in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Ogden, competing in only his second collegiate tournament, carded seven birdies and only one bogey en route to a career-best 6-under on the par-72 George Fazio Course at the Turtle Bay Resort. Ogden finished the tournament tied for 37th place overall.
"We had some good scores today and saw improvement," said BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank. "We played pretty well in the first round and fought back through a tough second day."
Sophomore Zac Blair and senior Cameron Edens joined one other golfer in a tie for 39th place to finish the tournament. Blair posted four birdies for a 2-under 70 while Edens shot a 1-over 73. Both golfers finished the tournament at four over par.
Finishing the tournament at 11 and 12 over par respectively, junior Daniel Reid and senior Esteban Calisto each shot rounds of 72 on the final day. Reid finished competition tied for 63rd place while Calisto finished tied for 69th.
"Hopefully our first two tournaments will wake us up a little and get us going," Brockbank said.
The Cougars return to action Feb. 28 at the USC Intercollegiate in Thousand Oaks, Calif., where they placed 12th in 2010. Follow first-round action live by visiting www.golfstat.com
The Field - 2011 John Burns Intercollegiate
2. Texas A&M
4. New Mexico
7. Fresno State
12. Texas El Paso
13. BYU Hawaii
15. Hawaii Pacific
17. Hawaii (B)
T12 Brigham Young University +19 294 309 280 883
T37 Cole Ogden +3 72 81 66 219
T39 Zac Blair +4 76 74 70 220
T39 Cameron Edens +4 71 76 73 220
T63 Daniel Reid +11 77 78 72 227
T69 Esteban Calisto +12 75 81 72 228