Men’s Golf Ties in Fifth at Arizona Collegiate behind strong senior performance

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BYU Men’s Golf tied for fifth place at the Arizona Collegiate Tuesday night, led by Justin Keiley’s third-place individual finish.

“Justin played great,” said BYU men’s golf coach Bruce Brockbank. “He just played his tail off this whole week and was really consistent, but the last hole snuck up on him.”

Joe Parkinson prepares for his fairway stroke in a recent tournament. Photo courtesy BYU Athletics
Joe Parkinson prepares for his fairway stroke in a recent tournament. Photo courtesy BYU Athletics

The Cougars were coming off a first place victory at the Pacific Invitational in Stockton, Calif. before finishing at 21-over-par, only a stroke away from third place USC. They shared the fifth place with New Mexico State out of a total of 14 teams.

“We had a really good chance to finish in third, but we started our round poorly,” Brockbank said. “We played pretty good in between the round and hung in there, but couldn’t finish strong.”

After the first day of the tournament, the Cougars were tied for fourth place with Arizona. Keiley ended the day in fourth place at one-under-par, with sophomore Joe Parkinson and junior Jordan Rodgers tied in tenth place at two-over-par. Parkinson and Rodgers ended up in 33rd and 17th respectively by the end of the second day.

The BYU men’s golf team will hop the pond for the John H. Burns Invitational in Kahuku, Hawaii Feb. 19-21.

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