Freshman Jordan Hammer is in second place overall at 5-under-par following Thursday's round two. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
WAHIAWA -- After a strong opening round on Wednesday in which the BYU men’s golf team ended up in fourth place, the team dropped a few spots to No. 10 in the field following a 4-over-par round two of the John A. Burns Invitational.
The Cougars shot 7-under-par in the opening round but struggled to finish through some holes on the second day of play to land in their current spot.
Freshman Jordan Hammer continues to play well, finishing the round in second place overall at 8-under-par after shooting two-under on Thursday. In the opening round, he shot a 6-under-par 66. He is the leading individual player in the tournament.
Brady Johnson played consistently by maintaining his position at No. 8 in the field at 5-under-par. He shot a one-under-par round two to stay among the tournament leaders.
Senior Nick Killpack sits in the No. 25 spot at 2-under-par following a 2-over-par effort in round two.
Stephen Archibald, Robbie Fillmore, Jordan Rodgers (also playing as an individual) and Esteban Calisto continue to help the team with consistent effort. Fillmore improved by a stroke in round two by going one-over-par and finishing the day at 3-over-par.
Arizona’s Tarquin Macmanus still holds the lead at 8-under-par. New Mexico is representing the conference well in second place while Colorado State and UNLV trail BYU by a few strokes.
The tournament will conclude in Friday’s round three.
2009 John A. Burns Invitational
1 Arizona -20
2 New Mexico -14
3 Texas A&M -12
4 Nevada -11
5 Arkansas -10
6 SMU -9
7 Auburn -7
T8 UC San Diego -5
T8 Denver -5
10 BYU -3
11 Colorado State -2
12 UNLV -1
13 UC Santa Barbara E
14 Hawaii +10
15 San Jose State +14
16 UTEP +17
17 Hawaii-Hilo +24