Men’s golf calls for consistency in its final stint of fall season

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The men’s golf team excitedly awaits its final tournament of the season which will take place in Stockton, Calif., Oct. 31–Nov. 2. This tournament will leave a lasting impression on opponents, being their final of 2013, so the team has been focusing on playing a more consistent game.

The team has attended the Pacific Invitational for the past four years, but this time it is taking place at a different course, so the members are excited for the new challenge, coach Bruce Brockbank said.

Joe Parkinson prepares for his fairway stroke at the MacKenzie Invitational. Photo courtesy BYU Athletics
Joe Parkinson prepares for his fairway stroke at the MacKenzie Invitational. (Photo courtesy BYU Athletics)

Teams the Cougars look forward to facing include UC Davis, Pacific, Kansas State and Denver.

“By going there and having a good week we should contend to win the tournament,” Brockbank said.

The Cougars placed fifth in their first two tournaments of the fall season and fourth in their most recent tournament in Sonoma, Calif. The team has had strong performances by sophomore Joe Parkinson and senior Jordan Hammer.

“Joe Parkinson has done a phenomenal job so far this year,” Brockbank said. “He has kind of carried the team. Jordan Hammer has also done extremely well.”

Brockbank thinks the key to winning this tournament is consistency and a lot of practice.

“Not only do we need Joe and Jordan to continue to play well,” Brockbank said. “We definitely need our third, fourth and fifth guy to be more consistent and shoot some low scores for us.”

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