The No. 30 BYU men’s golf team placed fourth at the Jones Invitational, led by junior Jordan Rodgers, who finished in sixth place, putting the team in fourth after the final round on Feb. 25.<
“We finished where we were at, but that golf course was really hard and fast,” said BYU men’s golf coach Bruce Brockbank. “It was just one of those things, we didn’t get off to a good start, but the guys fought back and made it respectable. We didn’t have our best stuff this week, but the guys hung in there and battled.”
No. 50 San Diego State claimed first place with a 17-over-par. No. 23 Southern California missed first by a single stroke. San Diego claimed third and BYU ended the invitational with a 36-over-par, 12 stokes behind San Diego.
“I think we learned some things and we have a lot of work ahead of us if we want to accomplish what we want to this year,” Brockbank said.
With three birdies and a 14th hole eagle third round, Rodgers finished the invitational with a 6-over-par.
Sophomore Joe Parkinson tied for 13th place with four birdies and an 8-over-par. Senior Justin Kelley also tied, but in 15th place with three birdies and 9-over-par.
In 36th place, senior Jordan Hammer ended with 17-over-par with a last hole birdie, while junior Stephen Archibald tied for 40th with an 18-over-par.
The Cougars will compete March 10-11 at the San Joaquin Country Club in the Fresno Lexus Classic.