Parkinson leads Cougars to fifth place finish

Day 1 Recap

ALBURQUERQUE, N.M. – BYU golfer Joe Parkinson and the Cougars finished in fifth place at William H. Tucker Intercollegiate Saturday.

“We finished fifth in a very strong field,” BYU men’s golf head coach Bruce Brockbank said. “It was a respectable finish, but we were hoping to be a little better. You never want to move backwards in the standings, but there were some really good teams out there.”

In the 17-team tournament, New Mexico and Arizona State remained on top at one-under-par and 17-over-par, respectively. Southern California (+23) and UNLV (+24) jumped ahead of BYU, who finished 30-over-par after the final round.

Parkinson tied for fourth place and hit a score of 69 in the third round, which was the second best score out of 104 players in the tournament. He ended the tournament at one-over-par with four birdies to complete the final round.

Joe Parkinson played awesome today,” Brockbank said. “He got the second-highest score in the third round and helped the team.”

Senior Jordan Hammer tied for 20th place at eight-over-par, while Justin Keiley tied for 35th at 13-over-par. Jordan Rodgers and Stephen Archibald finished the tournament tied at 40th and 61st place, respectively.

Individual player Cole Ogden tied for 77th place finishing the round at 21-over-par.

The Cougars return to action on Oct. 14-15 for the MacKenzie Invitational in Sonoma, Calif. Live stats from the Sonoma Golf Club can be followed at golfstats.com

Individual Scores

Place Player Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total Score
T4 Joe Parkinson 71 77 69 217
T20 Jordan Hammer 77 70 77 224
T35 Justin Keiley 75 74 80 229
T40 Jordan Rodgers 74 75 81 230
T61 Stephen Archibald 75 82 77 234

Team Scores

Place Team Total
1 New Mexico -1
2 Arizona State +17
3 Southern California +23
4 UNLV +24
5 BYU +30
6 San Diego State +33
7 TCU +36
8 Minnesota +39
9 Colorado State +47
10 Texas El Paso +55
11 New Mexico State +56
T12 UT Arlington +63
T12 Wyoming +63
T12 Colorado +63
15 Arizona +67
16 Wichita State +70
17 UTSA +75