Cougars finish third at Fresno Classic


Day 1 Recap

FRESNO, Calif. - Joe Parkinson improved to a ninth place finish to lead the BYU men's golf team to a third place finish at the Fresno State Classic on Tuesday.

"We were in contention to win this tournament, but we didn't have it this week," BYU men's golf coach Bruce Brockbank said. " We'll just have to figure out how we can be a little better next time. I wish we put a little more pressure in the final round. Santa Barbara won the tournament and they showed a lot of class, so you have to hand it to them."

Parkinson finished at 7-over-par over the two-day tournament with three birdies in the final round.

The Cougars completed the final round to go 35-over-par in the 14-team tournament. UC Santa Barbara finished the tournament in first place at 21-over-par, while Nevada trailed by three strokes for the second place finish. 

Justin Keiley tied for 13th place at 9-over-par with a team-best 70 in the final round. Keiley improved 20 places in the final round that included a pair of birdies and an eagle on the third hole. 

Jordan Rodgers also tied in 13th place at 9-over-par and a single birdie, while Cole Ogden finished tied in 28th place at 12-over-par with one birdie as well. Stephen Archibald tied in 46th place at 17-over-par and three birdies with Mike Jurca tying in 63rd place at 24-over-par with two birdies. 

West Coast Conference foes Loyola Marymount and San Francisco both tied in fourth with Santa Clara finishing in seventh place. 

BYU will travel to Goodyear, Ariz. for the Desert Shootout on March 20-22 at Palm Valley Golf Club. 

Individual Scores

PlacePlayerRound 1Round 2Round 3Score
T9Joe Parkinson757372+7
T13Justin Keiley767670+9
T13Jordan Rodgers757275+9
T28Cole Ogden747378+12
T46Stephen Archibald787478+17
T63Mike Jurca797781+24

Team Scores

PlaceTeam Score
1UC Santa Barbara+21
T4Loyola Marymount+39
T4San Francisco+39
6Cal Poly+40
7Santa Clara+41
8Texas El Paso+44
9Fresno State+49
T10CSU Northridge+52
T10Grand Canyon+52
12Sacramento State+53
13UC Riverside+62
14CSU Bakersfield+105