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BYU in Contention for NCAA Nationals Entering Final Round of Auburn Regional Tied for Fifth

May 16, 2014

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AUBURN, Ala. - The BYU men's golf team heads into the final round of the NCAA Auburn Regional in the top five following a solid performance by  Justin Keiley  and  Jordan Rodgers  on Friday.

The Cougars carded a 6-over 294 in the second round and are 17-over-par overall. BYU tied in fifth place with Texas trailing fourth-place Virginia Tech by a single stroke. Alabama remains on top at 5-under-par with Auburn trailing by 15 strokes at 10-over-par for second place. 

The top five teams from each regional will advance to the NCAA Championships on May 23-28 at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kan.

Keiley improved four places and tied in 10th to finish 1-over-par with two birdies, while Rodgers improved 23 places and tied in 23rd to finish at 4-over-par. Rodgers carded a 1-under 71 on day two for the team low to go along with three birdies. 

Senior Jordan Hammer moved up seven spots to tie in 39th place at 7-over-par with a pair of birdies, while Joe Parkinsontied for 42nd place at 8-over-par and two birdies. Cole Ogden tied for 56th place at 12-over-par after the second round. 

BYU hopes to finish in the top five as they return to action for the final round on Friday at Auburn University Club. Tee times begin at 7:30 a.m. CST.

From BYUCougars.com

WCC INDIVIDUALS IN THE 2014 NCAA REGIONALS
Four West Coast Conference student-athletes are in the competing as individuals at two Regional sites. WCC Player of the Year Grant Forrest of San Diego is competing in the San Antonio Regional, while WCC Championship Medalist Byron Meth, Loyola Marymount's Tyler Torano and Pepperdine's Frederick Wedel are competing in the Eugene Regional.

Individual Notables

  • Forrest fired a 1-under 71 to move into a share of 23rd place at 1-over 145. Forrest carded three birdies in the second round.
  • Meth is tied for 14th overall after shooting a 4-over 74 in the second round. Meth carded three birdies.

WCC INDIVIDUAL SCORECARDS
GRANT FORREST BYRON METH   |  TYLER TORANO   |  FREDERICK WEDEL