PROVO — Utah State sophomore golfer Andy Hess shot an opening round 2-under-par 70 and finished tied for 46th place at 4-over 220 (70-74-76) at the BYU-hosted PING Cougar Classic held here at the par-72, 7,142-yard Riverside Country Club.

Hess’ opening round 70 was his sixth round under par this season and the 10th of his career.

As a team, Utah State finished in 15th place at 30-over 894 (299-296-299). BYU won the team championship with a 24-under 840 (281-279-280), while the Cougars’ Peter Kuest took medalist honors with a 17-under-par 199 (64-66-69).

Other finishers for Utah State included junior Chase Lansford, who tied for 60th place at 8-over 224 (75-77-72), freshman Cameron Tucker, who also tied for 60th place at 8-over 224 (76-69-79), sophomore Colten Cordingley, who tied for 76th place at 13-over 229 (78-76-75) and junior Hayden Eckert, who tied for 86th place at 16-over 232 (79-77-76). For Tucker, his second round 3-under 69 is his best round this season, first-ever round under par and first round in the 60s during his collegiate career.

Utah State will return to action on Friday, April 26, when it travels to Tucson, Arizona, to compete in the Mountain West Championships.

TEAM RESULTS

1. BYU – 281-279-280 --- 840 (-24)

2. Boise State – 282-281-282 --- 845 (-19)

3. Colorado State – 277-288-282 --- 847 (-17)

4. Northern Colorado – 282-285-282 --- 849 (-15)

5. Denver – 275-283-292 --- 850 (-14)

15. UTAH STATE – 299-296-299 --- 894 (+30)

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

1. Peter Kuest, BYU – 64-66-69 --- 199 (-17)

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2. Parathakorn Suyasri, Colorado State – 69-71-67 --- 207 (-9)

3. Blake Hathcoat, St. Mary’s – 70-64-74 --- 208 (-8)

3. Gabe Lysen, Utah Valley – 74-66-68 --- 208 (-8)

3. Sam Choi, New Mexico – 70-68-70 --- 208 (-8)

3. Hugo Townsend, Boise State – 71-67-70 --- 208 (-8)

UTAH STATE INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

T46. Andy Hess – 70-74-76 --- 220 (+4)

T60. Chase Lansford – 75-77-72 --- 224 (+8)

T60. Cameron Tucker– 76-69-79 --- 224 (+8)

T76. Colten Cordingley – 78-76-75 --- 229 (+13)

T86. Hayden Eckert – 79-77-76 --- 232 (+16)