Men’s golf finishes fifth at William H. Tucker Intercollegiate

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The BYU men’s golf team finished fifth for the second time this season in its second tournament and hopes to score higher in future tournaments.

“We finished fifth in a very strong field,” said coach Bruce Brockbank. “It was a respectable finish, but we were hoping to be a little better. You never want to move backwards in the standings, but there were some really good teams out there.”

The Men's golf finished fifth Photo by Universe Photographer.
The men’s golf team finished fifth at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate Tournament. (Photo by Universe Photographer)

The team finished fifth with a combined total of 30-over-par, 894 in the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate in Albuquerque, N.M.

Joe Parkinson tied for fourth place with a one-over-par, 217 stroke total finish in the event. He holed seven birdies and one eagle at invitational, including a birdie on hole 18 in round three.

“Joe Parkinson played awesome today,” Brockbank said. “He got the second-highest score in the third round, and that helped the team.”

In his third round, Parkinson registered three birdies and finished at 3-under-par.

Scoring first in the tournament was New Mexico,  with 1-under-par, followed by Arizona State at 17-over. Southern California took third at 23-over, followed by UNLV at fourth with 24-over.

The tournament ended in a sudden-death playoff between New Mexico players Andrej Bevins and Gavin Green. Green birdied the first hole in the playoff to claim medalist honors.

Jordan Hammer tied for 20th with an 8-over-par 217; Justin Keiley tied for 35th with a 13-over 229; Jordan Rogers tied for 40th with a 14-over 230; and Stephen Archibald tied for 61st with an 18-over 234.

Cole Ogden competed individually, tying for 77th with a 21-over 237.

The Cougars have been participating in this tournament for over 50 years.

“I don’t want to date ourselves, but it’s a course that we’ve played for at least the last 50 years or more,” Brockbank said. “This is a tournament that coach (Karl) Tucker always went to, and it’s a tournament that I have always been to.”

The Cougars will be back in action Oct. 14–15 at the MacKenzie Invitational in Sonoma, Calif.

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