Cougars Complete Rain-Soaked Baylor Intercollegiate
DALLAS -- The BYU men’s golf team played 30 holes on Tuesday to wrap up the Baylor Intercollegiate, finishing in 11th place at +35 (887). Two underclassmen led the way for the Cougars as freshman Zac Blair was the top BYU finisher and sophomore Jordan Rodgers had the best final-round score.
With 12 holes remaining from round two after rain suspended play on Monday, Blair posted two birdies on the way to a 6-over-par 77. However, Blair rebounded in the third round with an incredible run on the front nine holes, finishing the round at +1 with birdies on the sixth, seventh and ninth holes. Overall, Blair finished the tournament tied for 30th at 8-over-par (221).
The Cougars’ second-best finisher was junior Esteban Calisto, who tied for 36th overall just one stroke back of Blair at +9 (222). After finishing round two at 2-over-par, Calisto started the final 18 holes with an eagle on the par-5 fifth hole. Two birdies in the round along with some more challenging holes left Calisto with an identical +2 score.
Senior Robbie Fillmore tied with Calisto for the best round two score with a 2-over-par 73 and finished the event tied for 42nd place at +11 (224). Fillmore had six birdies in round two and two in round three before finishing the final 18 holes at +5.
Rodgers was the talk of the town in round three after posting the field’s third-best score of the round, a 4-under-par 67. After a rough second round of +10, Rodgers tallied five birdies and just one bogey over the final 18 holes. Overall, he placed 46th at +13 (226). Freshman Alton Anderson rounded out the Cougar contingent as he posted a solid round-three score of 1-over-par and finished the tournament tied for 53rd at +16 (229).
The Cougars will play their final tournament of the fall beginning next Monday at the Pacific Invitational.
Baylor Intercollegiate Results
1. No. 9 Texas A&M -4
2. No. 36 SMU -1
3. No. 39 Iowa +13
T4. No. 43 Baylor +14
T4. No. 44 New Mexico
6. No. 50 Arkansas +20
7. Lamar +22
8. No. 4 Texas +23
T9. Oklahoma +31
T9. Tulsa +31
11. BYU +35
12. UTSA +51
BYU +35 (300-303-284--887)
T30. Z. Blair 72-77-72--221 +8
T36. E. Calisto 76-73-73--222 +9
T42 R. Fillmore 75-73-76--224 +11
46. J. Rodgers 78-81-67--226 +13
T53. A. Anderson 77-80-72--229 +16
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