khaner | Posted: 26 Sep 2014 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Upperclassmen lead BYU on first day of Tucker Intercollegiate

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ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico – Led by junior Joe Parkinson, BYU men’s golf ended the first two rounds in a tie for sixth place at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate on Friday.

“I’ve been really impressed by the guys,” BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. “They stand really though throughout the round. Even when we get behind, we keep fighting. They’ve been mentally tough.”

New Mexico, the host of the tournament, was in first place at the end of the first day at 22-under-par. After a tough first round, the Cougars played well in the second round, finishing the day in a tie for sixth place with Colorado at 15-over-par.

Parkinson, playing in his first tournament of the season, shot 70 in the second round to make a big jump in the rankings. He finished the day tied in 17th place, shooting one-over-par.

“I just made less mistakes and started making more putts and gave myself more chances to help the team,” Parkinson said. “I was finally able to get going.”

Seniors Jordan Rodgers and Cole Ogden both tied for 24th place after the first two rounds, shooting three-over-par.

Junior Tommy Higham finished in a tie for 55th place, shooting eight-over-par. Senior Mike Jurca shot 11-over-par and tied for 74th place. In his second career tournament, freshman Austin Banz shot 14-over-par and ended the day in a tie for 81st place.

The Cougars will finish the third round starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday. Live scoring will be available on the BYU schedule page

William H. Tucker Intercollegiate - Sept. 26, 2014

Place Player Round 1 Round 2 Total
T17 Joe Parkinson 75 70 +1
T24 Cole Ogden 73 74 +3
T24 Jordan Rodgers 74 73 +3
T55 Tommy Higham 75 77 +8
T73 Mike Jurca 79 76 +11
T81 Austin Banz 79 79 +14


Place Team Round 1 Round 2 Total
1 New Mexico 277 277 554
2 San Diego State 280 289 569
3 Texas Tech 283 288 571
4 New Mexico State 295 286 581
5 UNLV 295 291 586
T6 Brigham Young 297 294 591
T6 Colorado State 296 295 591
8 Colorado 293 300 593
9 TCU 300 294 594
T10 Arizona 296 302 598
T10 Wyoming 296 302 598
12 UT Arlington 302 297 599
13 Texas El Paso 299 304 603
T14 Louisiana 302 308 610
T14 Minnesota 301 309 610

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