Cougars finish tied for 5th at Arizona Collegiate


Day 1 Recap

TUCSON, Ariz. - Justin Keiley tied for third and led the No. 38 BYU men's golf team to tie in fifth place at the Arizona Collegiate Tuesday. 

"We had a really good chance to finish in third, but we started our round poorly and played pretty good in between the round and hung in there, but couldn't finish strong," BYU men's golf coach Bruce Brockbank said. "That's part of being in a desert course."

BYU tied with New Mexico State at 21-over-par, just one stroke behind third place USC. UC Berkeley finished in first at one-over-par with Arizona trailing by 14 strokes in second place and New Mexico trailing by 18 strokes. 

Keiley's third-place finish was one stroke behind to tie in first, but finished at one-under-par during the two-day tournament. He also had a total of six birdies in the third round. 

"Justin played great," Brockbank said. "He just played his tail off this whole week and was really consistent, but the last hole snuck up on him. I'm really pleased with him and he has matured so much this season, so it's fun to watch."

Jordan Rodgers completed the tournament tied in 17th place at six-over-par with two birdies in the final round. Sophomore Joe Parkinson finished tied in 33rd place at 10-over-par that included an eagle and two birdies in the third round, while Jordan Hammer finished the tournament at 12-over-par and one-under-par for the day. Hammer's third round score of 70 was a team best for the round. 

Tommy Higham tied for 54th at 18-over-par and had a birdie in the last round. Individual participant Stephen Archibald tied for 23rd place at eight-over-par with two birdies in the third round.

Conference foes Pacific (+43) and Loyola Marymount (+58) tied in eighth and 12th place, respectively. 

"We'll try to figure out a way to get better before our next tournament in two weeks," Brockbank said. 

The Cougars will head to the Turtle Bay Resort for the John H. Burns Invitational on Feb. 19. Live stats can be followed on

Individual Scores

PlacePlayerRound 1Round 2Round 3Total
T3Justin Keiley697271-1
T17Jordan Rodgers747075+6
T33Joe Parkinson727279+10
T37Jordan Hammer767970+12
T54Tommy Higham797676+18

Team Scores

3New Mexico+19
3Southern California+20
T5New Mexico State+21
7CSU Fullerton+41
T8James Madison+43
T8Texas El Paso+43
11Oregon State+48
12Loyola Marymount+58
13UC Riverside+65
14George Washington+87