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

Individual Scores

PlacePlayerRound 1Round 2Round 3Total Score
T4Joe Parkinson717769217
T20Jordan Hammer777077224
T35Justin Keiley757480229
T40Jordan Rodgers747581230
T61Stephen Archibald758277234

Team Scores

1New Mexico-1
2Arizona State+17
3Southern California+23
6San Diego State+33
9Colorado State+47
10Texas El Paso+55
11New Mexico State+56
T12UT Arlington+63
16Wichita State+70