Parkinson 6th, Cougars 2nd after day one

(Photo by Mark A. Philbrick)

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Joe Parkinson tied sixth to lead the BYU men's golf team to a second place standing after two rounds of the Cowboy Classic on Monday.

"Cole and Jordan [Hammer] were clutch and kept us in the tournament," BYU men's golf coach Bruce Brockbank said. "Joe Parkinson played extremely well today and he continues to step up and shoot great scores. It's a perfect example of guys hanging in there and good things happening to them as they finish. That was really impressive and they gave us a chance to go out tomorrow and beat some good teams."

The Cougars tied with Colorado at 1-over-par and trail No. 11 Oklahoma by one stroke. Rival Utah trailed BYU by a single stroke to take fourth place in the 21-team tournament. 

Parkinson finished 3-under-par with a total of eight birdies on the day to tie in fifth, while Cole Ogden completed the first two rounds at 2-under-par and seven birdies. Ogden's second round score of 67 was a team low and tied in ninth place. 

Jordan Hammer tied for 11th place and finished 1-under-par with an eagle in the 17th hole of the second round and six birdies for the day. 

Jordan Rodgers tied in 58th place at 8-over-par with three birdies and Justin Keiley tied in 79th place at 11-over-par with a single birdie. 

BYU returns to action for the final round at Talking Stick Golf Club with tee times beginning at 7:30 a.m. PST. Live stats can be found on the schedule page, here

Individual Scores

Place Player Round 1 Round 2 Score
T5 Joe Parkinson 69 68 -3
T9 Cole Ogden 71 67 -2
T11 Jordan Hammer 70 69 -1
T58 Jordan Rodgers 73 75 +8
T79 Justin Keiley 72 79 +11

Team Scores

Place Team Score
1 Oklahoma E
T2 BYU +1
T2 Colorado +1
4 Utah +2
5 Gonzaga +5
6 UC Davis +11
7 Santa Clara +12
T8 UC Santa Barbara +13
T8 Kansas State +13
T8 UC Irvine +13
11 UTSA +16
12 UC Riverside +21
13 Idaho +23
14 Wyoming +25
15 Southern Utah +26
T16 Texas El Paso +32
T16 Utah State +32
18 Old Dominion +33
19 Air Force +34
20 Weber State +37
21 Texas-Pan American +46