khaner | Posted: 18 Feb 2015 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

BYU struggles on first day at John H. Burns Intercollegiate

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LIHU'E, Hawai'i - BYU men's golf is in a tie for 12th place after the first round of the John H. Burns Intercollegiate on Wednesday.

"It was not a great day," BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. "Hopefully we can put together better rounds in the next few days. Tommy hung in there and Rodgers played pretty well too. Those two helped us out. Hopefully we can come together as a team and shoot a decent score."

The Cougars are in a tie for 12th (+14) with Fresno State after the first 18 holes. No. 22 Cal leads the tournament in first place (-6). West Coast Conference foe Santa Clara is in 15th place (+20) while BYU - Hawai'i is in 16th place (+22).

Junior Tommy Higham led the team, finishing the first round in a four-way tie for 27th and shooting one-over-par.

"I hit the ball really well, which was good for me," Higham said. "As for the team, we have a lot to improve on. The course got a little harder because of the wind in the afternoon, so adjusting to that was difficult. If we get a few good rounds in, I think we will be all right."

Senior Jordan Rodgers shot two-over-par, ending the day in a tie for 32nd. Shooting five-over-par, Cole Ogden is in a tie for 60th place.

Rounding out the team, senior Mike Jurca shot 6-over-par after the first round to end the day in a tie for 69th and freshman Zach Pritchard is tied for 86th place, shooting nine-over-par.

BYU will play round two on Thursday starting at 8:30 a.m. HST at the Wailua Golf Course. Live stats will be available on the BYU men's golf schedule page.

John H. Burns Intercollegiate - Feb. 18, 2015

Individual Scores
Place Player Round 1 Total
T27 Tommy Higham 73 +1
T32 Jordan Rodgers 74 +2
T60 Cole Ogden 77 +5
T69 Mike Jurca 78 +6
T86 Zach Pritchard 81 +9
Team Scores
Place Team Round 1 Total
1 No. 22 California 282 282
2 No. 30 UNLV 287 287
3 Texas A&M 288 288
4 Texas El Paso 289 289
5 No. 10 Virginia 291 291
T6 Colorado State 293 293
T6 Hawai'i 293 293
8 Long Beach State 294 294
T9 No. 24 New Mexico 295 295
T9 Washington State 295 295
11 Arizona 296 296
T12 Fresno State 302 302
T12 BYU 302 302
14 No. 50 Hawai'i - Hilo 304 304
15 Santa Clara 308 308
16 BYU-Hawai'i 311 311
17 Hawai'i (B) 313 313

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