Zac Blair shot a 2-under 70 to lead BYU to a third-place tie after Day 1 of the John Burns Intercollegiate on Wednesday in Kahuku, Hawaii.
The Cougars shot an opening-round 292 (plus 4) at Turtle Bay Resort to finish in a three-way tie with Colorado State and Arizona.
No. 1 California (minus 4) leads by eight strokes followed by No. 5 New Mexico (minus 1).