USU golf: Tanner Higham tied for 13th place following first two rounds of BYU hosted PING Cougar Classic

By Doug Hoffman

For the Deseret News

Published: Friday, April 26 2013 9:50 p.m. MDT

Utah State junior golfer Tanner Higham (Shelley, Idaho) is currently tied for 13th place with an even-par 144 following the first two rounds of the BYU hosted PING Cougar Classic held at the Riverside Country Club on Friday.

Utah State currently sits in eighth place in the nine-team field with a 15-over 591 (290-301). Host BYU has an 11-shot lead on the field with a 21-under 555 (279-276), while BYU’s Zachary Blair sits on top of the leaderboard by one stroke with a 10-under par 134 (66-68).

Higham began the tournament by carding a 1-under 71 during his opening round, before carding a 1-over 73 during his second 18 holes.

Freshman Reed Platke (Whitefish, Mont.) is tied for 23rd place for Utah State with a 3-over 147 (74-73), while senior Brendan Dennis (Roosevelt, Utah) and freshman Seokwon Jeon (Salt Lake City, Utah) are tied for 42nd place at 7-over 151 as Dennis had rounds of 74 and 77, while Jeon carded rounds of 71 and 80. Senior Kris Sayer (Idaho Falls, Idaho) finished out USU’s scoring as he is currently in 50th place at 13-over 157 (79-78).

The final round of the 2013 BYU hosted PING Cougar Classic will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, and Utah State will be paired with golfers from Weber State and Wyoming.

Team Results

1. BYU – 279-276 --- 555 (-21)

2. Air Force – 284-283 --- 567 (-9)

3. St. Mary’s (CA) – 286-287 --- 573 (-3)

4. Boise State – 294-284 --- 578 (+2)

5. Colorado State – 287-293 --- 580 (+4)

6. Southern Utah – 289-297 --- 586 (+10)

6. Wyoming – 290-296 --- 586 (+10)

8. UTAH STATE – 290-301 --- 591 (+15)

9. Weber State – 298-295 --- 593 (+17)

Individual results

1. Zachary Blair, BYU – 66-68 --- 134 (-10)

2. Kyle Westmoreland, Air Force – 69-66 --- 135 (-9)

2. Joe Parkinson, BYU – 70-65 --- 135 (-9)

4. Cameron Harrell, Colorado State – 69-71 --- 140 (-4)

5. Mac McClung, St. Mary’s (CA) – 70-71 --- 141 (-3)

5. Stephen Archibald, BYU – 68-73 --- 141 (-3)

5. Taeksoo Kim, Boise State – 71-70 --- 141 (-3)

USU individual results

T13. Tanner Higham – 71-73 --- 144 (E)

T23. Reed Platke – 74-73 --- 147 (+3)

T42. Brendan Dennis – 74-77 --- 151 (+7)

T42. Seokwon Jeon – 71-80 --- 151 (+7)

50. Kris Sayer – 79-78 --- 157 (+13)

Doug Hoffman is the assistant athletic director for Utah State University Athletic Media Relations.

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