Cougars tie for 1st at Desert Shootout


Day 2 Recap

GOODYEAR, Ariz. - Justin Keiley and Jordan Hammer led BYU men's golf to tie for first place at the Desert Shootout on Saturday.

"It was a good day for us," BYU golf coach Bruce Brockbank said. "We hung in there and I was impressed with how the guys handled it today. When they had a chance to get it done, they did a good job. Tying for first place is always awesome."

After a sixth place standing following the first round, the Cougars improved to first place with Kansas City for a total score of 833 each. Kansas City beat BYU in a one-hole playoff to take home the top team honors.

Idaho and Fullerton trailed by one and two strokes, respectively. 

Keiley tied for sixth place with a team low of 67 in the final round, while Hammer trailed by one stroke to tie in eighth place. 

Joe Parkinson tied in 19th place for a total score of 211 and Cole Ogden tied in 29th place with a third round score of 68. Jordan Rodgers tied in 36th place for a third round score of 68 and a total score of 215. 

The Cougars finished the tournament with a total of two eagles and a tournament-high 72 birdies. 

BYU returns to action on April 7-8 in Scottsdale, Ariz. for the Wyoming Cowboy Classic. 

Individual Scores

PlacePlayerRound 1Round 2Round 3Score
T6Justin Keiley716867206
T8Jordan Hammer676971207
T19Joe Parkinson72 6970211
T29Cole Ogden747168213
T36Jordan Rodgers737468215

Team Scores

5Kansas State841
8Southern Utah850
T9Long Beach State858
T9Grand Canyon 858
11Northern Iowa859
14Bowling Green885
15Creighton 899