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 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.