khaner | Posted: 27 Jan 2015 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

BYU takes 9th at Arizona Intercollegiate

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Day 1 recap

TUCSON, Arizona - Behind senior Jordan Rodgers' 10th-place finish, BYU men's golf tied for ninth place at the Arizona Intercollegiate on Tuesday.

"We shot our best round, that's what we were looking for," BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. "I'm really impressed with the 69 that Tommy Higham shot today. Even though we didn't move up much, there were some positives. We have a lot of work ahead of us, but if we can continue to improve, maybe we will get in contention to win a tournament this spring."

BYU finished in a tie for ninth place with West Coast Conference foe Pepperdine, shooting 16-over-par. No. 29 Arizona State (-12) won the tournament, shooting 277 in rounds two and three, which were the lowest rounds of the tournament. WCC members Pacific (+15) and Loyola Marymount (+38) took eighth and 14th respectively.

The Cougars shot their lowest round of the tournament in the final round, totalling 284.

Rodgers dropped from second place to 10th place in the third and final round, shooting one-under-par. His 68 in the first round was the loweset on the team in this tournament.

In his first collegiate tournament appearance, Zach Pritchard shot four-over-par and finished in a tie for 23rd.

"It was a little nerve-wracking playing in my first tournament, but I thought I played pretty well overall," Pritchard said. "We were able to get a good score in the final round, but we need to be more consistent."

Junior Tommy Higham and senior Cole Ogden ended up near each other in the standings, tied for 34th and 36th place respectively. Higham shot six-over-par, scoring his lowest round of the tournament with 69 in the third round, which was also the lowest score for the team in that round. Ogden shot seven-over-par, also shooting his lowest score of the tournament with 70 in the third round.

Senior Mike Jurca shot 15-over-par to finish in a tie for 71st.

The Cougars are off until Feb. 18-20 when they will travel to Hawai'i to play in the John H. Burns Invitational.

Arizona Intercollegiate - Jan. 27, 2015

Individual Scores
Place Player Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
T10 Jordan Rodgers 68 70 74 -1
T23 Zach Pritchard 74 72 71 +4
T34 Tommy Higham 76 74 69 +6
T36 Cole Ogden 75 75 70 +7
T71 Mike Jurca 76 77 75 +15
Team Scores
Place Team Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
1 No. 29 Arizona State 286 277 277 840
2 UTEP 283 286 282 851
3 McNeese State 294 283 279 856
T4 No. 21 California 286 288 283 857
T4 No. 43 Iowa State 287 278 292 857
6 No. 20 New Mexico 286 284 288 858
7 Arizona 294 278 293 865
8 Pacific 288 291 288 867
T9 Pepperdine 299 280 289 868
T9 BYU 293 291 284 868
11 No. 48 New Mexico State 293 293 289 875
12 CSU-Fullerton 299 298 280 877
13 Seattle U. 293 296 296 885
14 Loyola Marymount 298 299 293 890
15 Delaware 302 293 303 898

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