khaner | Posted: 26 Jan 2015 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Rodgers in 2nd, Cougars in 8th after first day

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TUCSON, Arizona - Senior Jordan Rodgers' second-place finish led BYU men's golf to a tie in eighth place after the first two rounds of competition at the Arizona Intercollegiate on Monday.

Four teams, including the Cougars, were unable to finish the second round before the sun set, so those individuals will finish at 7:30 a.m. MST on Tuesday.

"There were a lot of good things going on for our team," BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. "Jordan Rodgers played really well today, and Zach Pritchard played great in his first college golf tournament. We need to do a better job at finishing the round. I would love to see us go out tomorrow and put our best round together."

BYU shot 11-over-par to end the day in a three-way tie for eigth place with fellow West Coast Conference teams Pacific and Pepperdine. No. 29 Arizona State is in first place, shooting 5-under-par. Loyola Marymount, another WCC team, is in a tie for 14th place (+29).

Rodgers led BYU, shooting four-under-par to get in a tie with Martin Simonsen from UTEP. Both shot 68 in the first 18 holes.

"I just tried to be patient," Rodgers said. "It was kind of windy, so I tried to hit a lot of greens and make a lot of pars. If I made a bogey,  I just didn't worry about it and stayed focused. We struggled as a team. We were right there, but we let some shots go. We look forward to going in tomorrow with a great attitude."

Sophomore Zach Pritchard made his BYU golf debut in a strong fashion. He shot two-over-par and came in a tie for 21st after the first day, the second highest on the team.

Shooting six-over-par put junior Tommy Higham in a tie for 48th place. Seniors Cole Ogden and Mike Jurca rounded out the Cougars by finishing the day in ties for 54th and 74th place respectively. Ogden shot seven-over-par and Jurca shot 11-over-par.

The third and final round will begin at 8 a.m. MST on Tuesday at the Sewailo Golf Club. Live stats will be available on the BYU men's golf schedule page.

Arizona Intercollegiate - Jan. 26, 2015

Individual Scores
Place Player Round 1 Round 2 Total
T2 Jordan Rodgers 68 70* -4
T21 Zach Pritchard 74 67* +2
T48 Tommy Higham 76 64* +6
T54 Cole Ogden 75 70* +7
T74 Mike Jurca 76 73* +11
Team Scores
Place Team Round 1 Round 2 Total
1 No. 29 Arizona State 286 277 563
2 No. 43 Iowa State 287 268* 555*
3 UTEP 283 275* 558*
4 No. 20 New Mexico 286 284 570
5 Arizona 294 278 572
6 No. 21 California 286 288 574
7 McNeese State 294 283 577
T8 Pacific 288 291 579
T8 Pepperdine 299 261* 560*
T8 BYU 293 271* 564*
11 No. 48 New Mexico State 293 293 586
12 Seattle U. 293 296 589
13 Delaware 302 293 595
T14 CSU-Fullerton 299 298 597
T14 Loyola Marymount 298 299 597

*Did not complete second round due to lack of sunlight. The second round will finish on Tuesday.

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