khaner | Posted: 14 Oct 2014 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

BYU shoots season best in 9th-place finish

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Day 1 recap

FAIRFAX, California – Junior Tommy Higham shot his lowest career total to lead BYU men’s golf to a ninth-place finish at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational on Tuesday.

"It was a pretty tough day, unfortunately," BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. "We showed signs of vulnerability and didn't handle it very well. Hopefully we can bounce back and find out what these guys are made of. Tommy played pretty well, which should build his confidence. He hung in there when we needed him to."

The Cougars finished in ninth place and shot a total of 865 (+13), their lowest team total of the season. Cal took first place (-13) for the sixth year in a row.

After shooting a career-low 67 in the first round, Higham finished the tournament tied for 30th place and shot four-over-par.

"The first day was really fun because I had my lowest score," Higham said. "I made an eagle and four birdies in a row. The course played a lot harder today because we had a bunch of swirling wind and rain. It was more of a grind out there today, but overall it was good."

Junior Joe Parkinson and senior Mike Jurca both finished in a tie for 44th place, shooting seven-over-par.

Senior Cole Ogden shot nine-over-par and tied for 55th place. Another senior Jordan Rodgers moved up 14 spots from the end of the second round to tie for 60th place, shooting 10-over-par.

West Coast Conference member Pepperdine finished in fifth place, shooting one-over-par as a team. Other WCC teams San Francisco and Saint Mary’s finished in 10th (+16) and 12th (+20) respectively.

BYU is off until Oct. 30 when the team travels to Stockton, California to play in the Pacific Invitational. 

Alister MacKenzie Invitational - Oct. 14, 2014

Individual Scores
Place Player Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
T30 Tommy Higham 67 75 75 +4
T44 Joe Parkinson 70 69 81 +7
T44 Mike Jurca 76 70 74 +7
T55 Cole Ogden 69 72 81 +9
T60 Jordan Rodgers 71 80 72 +10
Team Scores
Place Team Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
1 Cal 279 272 288 839
2 Arizona State 271 278 292 841
3 Oregon State 274 278 292 844
4 UC Davis 275 283 291 849
5 Pepperdine 283 285 285 853
6 San Diego State 273 284 297 854
7 Colorado 277 282 296 855
8 Minnesota 280 286 294 860
9 BYU 277 286 302 865
10 San Francisco 273 295 300 868
11 Washington State 279 288 303 870
12 Saint Mary's 276 301 295 872
13 Michigan 285 289 299 873
14 Princeton 285 299 299 883
15 San Jose State 284 294 307 885
16 Hawai'i 281 300 307 888

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