BYU golf: Keiley leads Cougars to second place standing

By Chris Scheitinger

For the Deseret News

Published: Monday, March 11 2013 9:09 p.m. MDT

PAUMA VALLEY, Calif.Justin Keiley shot two-under-par to lead BYU to a second place standing after day one at the Triumph at Pauma Valley Monday.

BYU shot an opening round 289 (+5) and second round 287 (+3) to finish at eight-over-par through 36 holes. West Coast Conference foe San Francisico (+4) currently sits in first place, four strokes ahead of BYU. Third place UC Riverside sits 27 strokes behind the Cougars at 35-over-par.

Keiley made five birdies during the first round and finished with a one-over 72, before catching fire in the second round. Keiley made eagle on the first hole, followed by birdies on 4, 7 and 14 to card a three-under-par 68 in round two.

Finishing the first two rounds at two-under-par, Keiley stands in first place on the individual leaderboard, three strokes ahead of four San Francisco golfers who finished at one-over-par.

Senior Zac Blair continued his solid spring season during today's action at Pauma Valley Country Club, making five birdies and shooting back-to-back rounds of 72. Blair currently stands tied for sixth place at two-over-par.

Sophomore Devon Purser also contributed a consistent effort for the Cougars, making four birdies apiece during the first and second rounds. Purser shot 73 (+2) in the opening round and 72 (+1) in the second round to finish at three-over-par. He currently stands in eighth place.

Freshman Joe Parkinson added some strong play during the opening two rounds, going five-over-par through 36 holes. Parkinson made four birdies and shot a 72 (+1) on the opening 18 holes, followed by two birdies in a four-over-par (75) round two.

The Cougars will look to carry their momentum into tomorrow's third and final round with tee times set to start at 7:30 a.m. PDT.

Individual Scores

1 Justin Keiley 72, 68, -2

T6 Zac Blair 72, 72, +2

8 Devon Purser 73, 72, +3

T10 Joe Parkinson 72, 75, +5

T28 Jordan Hammer 78, 78, +14

Team Scores

1 San Francisco, +4

2 Brigham Young, +8

3 UC Riverside, +35

4 British Columbia, +37

5 Bowling Green State, +40

6 George Washington University, +50

T7 University of Manitoba, +60

T7 Dominican (CA), +60

9 Army, +66

Chris Scheitinger is a student at Brigham Young University studying Public Relations. Contact him at cscheitinger@gmail.com

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