Team fourth, Blair third

Devon Purser tied for 34th place in the final round of the Invitational.

Day 1 Recap

Fairfax, Calif. (Oct. 16, 2012) – In Tuesday’s final round of the Alister MacKenzie Invitational, the BYU men’s golf team finished fourth in a field with three teams ranked top 25 nationally.

Under windy conditions at Meadow Club Golf Course, the Cougars shot a 1-over 285 on the day combining for an 844 two-day tournament score. They were followed by No. 24 San Diego State with an 850 total while No. 25 Oregon finished the tournament in 11th place and a 858 score. Host Cal, ranked no. 1 nationally, won the Invitational shooting an 11-under 273 on the last day of competition. West Coast Conference foe San Francisco finished second with an 826 score.

“We had a solid finish and had a lot of positives in this tournament,” said BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank.  “Cal played like its national ranking and our guys hung with them for the first two rounds.”

Cougar senior Zac Blair, who started the day tied in fourth, improved his place by one with a 3-under 68 final round, and a 203 overall total that put him tied for third place with Cal’s Joel Staiter who also had a 3-under 68 on the final day.

“Zac played awesome and he was solid throughout the entire tournament, “ added Brockbank.  “Devon Purser also had a good day getting his best round today.”

Purser started the final round tied for 55th with teammate Mike Jurca but with the 2-under 69 he improved his placement tying for 34th place. Jurca finished the competition with a 224 aggregate after a 7-over 78 final round tied for 69th place overall.

Justin Keiley ended the tournament in a tie for 26th place with a combined 214 total score including a 3-over 74 final round.

Teammate Adam Tebbs also had a 3-over 74 final round placing him in a three-way tie for 45th place with a player from San Diego State and Nevada.

The Cougars have one more fall tournament scheduled. They will compete in the Pacific Invitational at Stockton, Calif., beginning Oct. 29.

Individual Scores

Place

Player

Rd. 1

Rd. 2

Rd, 3

Total

T3 Zac Blair 69 66 68 204
T26 Justin Keiley 67 73 74 214
T34 Devon Purser 73 73 69 215
T45 Adam Tebbs 71 71 75 217
T69 Mike Jurca 68 78 78 224

Team Scores

Rank Team Score
1 California 806  -46
2 San Francisco 826  -26
3 Colorado State 839  -13
4 Brigham Young 844  -8
5 San Diego State 850  -2
T6 Oregon State 851  -1
T6 Wichita State 851  -1
8 Fresno State 853  +1
T9 San Jose State 856  +4
T9 UC Davis 856  +4
11 Oregon 858  +6
12 Colorado 859  +7
13 Arizona State 865  +13
14 Michigan 868  +16
15 Nevada 877  +25
16 Hawaii 887  +35