Cole Ponich
Ht
5'
11"
Class
Senior
Hometown
Farmington, 
Utah
Last School
Davis High School
Roster Years
2019-2023


Personal

  • Son of Tom and Becky Ponich
  • Has two sisters
  • Father Tom played football at Utah State
  • Younger sister Caylyn plays golf at UVU
  • Majoring in Psychology

Before BYU

  • Prepped at Davis High School in Kaysville, Utah
  • 2020-2021 NCAA D1 All-American Scholar.
  • 2020-2021 Academic ALL-WCC
  • 2018 Rolex Junior All-American
  • 2018 6A Utah State Runner-Up
  • 2018 UJGA Player of the Year
  • 2017 Rolex Junior All-American
  • 2017 6A Utah State Champion
  • 2017 UJGA Player of the Year
  • 2017-18 6A First Team All-State
  • 2017-18 6A First Team All-Region
  • 2016 UJGA Player of the Year
  • 2015 5A Utah State Runner-Up
  • 2015-16 5A First Team All State
  • 2015-16 5A First Team All-Region
  • Shot a course-record 59 at Lakeside Golf Course in Layton, Utah 

Stats

2021-22 Junior

Tournament Finish R1 R2 R3 Total To Par
Paintbrush Invitational T-48 78 71 83 232 +16
Wolf Pack Classic T-43 76 78 70 224 +8
Visit Stockton Invitational T-10 68 66 72 206 -7
Saint Mary's Invitational T-39 70 71 75 216 +3
Arizona Intercollegiate T-14 73 66 72 211 -5
John A. Burns Intercollegiate T-28 71 73 73 217 +1
Lamkin Invitational T-26 73 74 68 215 -1
The Goodwin T-57 66 73 73 212 +2
75th Western Intercollegiate T-36 78 79 67 224 +14
57th PING Cougar Classic 19th 69 76 69 214 -2
WCC Championship T-4 69 74 68 211 -5
NCAA Stockton Regional 50th 74 74 70 218 +2
NCAA Championship T-55 73 78 69 220 +10

2020-21 Sophomore

Tournament Place R1 R2 R3 Total To Par
Pasadera Collegiate Invitational T29 70 75 72 217 +7
Rustic Collegiate Classic T15 78 68 72 218 +5
Arizona Intercollegiate T59 81 73 72 226 +13
Nick Watney Invitational T4 72 68 67 207 -9
Lamkin San Diego Classic T3 73 72 69 214 -2
The Goodwin T97 71 77 76 224 +14
Western Intercollegiate T48 76 70 74 220 +10
PING Cougar Classic T12 73 71 66 210 -6
WCC Championship T18 72 73 69 214 -2

2019-20 Freshman

Tournament Place R1 R2 R3 Total To Par
William H. Tucker T36 74 74 74 222 +6
Nick Watney Invitational T35 74 70 72 215 +2
Jerry Pate Intercollegiate T36 73 72 75 220 +10
Pacific Invitational T34 73 71 74 218 +2
Saint Mary's Invitational T16 70 70 71 211 -2
Southwestern Invitational T47 74 82 71 227 +11
John A. Burns T42 77 71 71 219 +3
Coronado Individual* T15* 68 79 73 220 +4
*Competed as an individual

BYU Career Stats

Season Events Rounds Average Low  Win Top 5 Top 10 Top 15 Top 25
2019-20 8 24 73.00 68 0 0 0 1 2
2020-21 9 27 72.20 66 0 2 2 4 5
2021-22 13 39 72.30 66 0 1 2 3 4
Totals 30 90 72.50 66 0 3 4 8 11

 

BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2019-2020

Fall

  • Tied for 16th at the Saint Mary's Invitational (70-70-71—211, -2). Total score was his season-low. 
  • Competed in all five of the team's fall tournaments. 

Spring

  • T15 at the Coronado Individual (68-79-73—220, +4). First-round 68 (-4) was his season-low. 

2019-20 Freshman

Tournament Place R1 R2 R3 Total To Par
William H. Tucker T36 74 74 74 222 +6
Nick Watney Invitational T35 74 70 72 215 +2
Jerry Pate Intercollegiate T36 73 72 75 220 +10
Pacific Invitational T34 73 71 74 218 +2
Saint Mary's Invitational T16 70 70 71 211 -2
Southwestern Invitational T47 74 82 71 227 +11
John A. Burns T42 77 71 71 219 +3
Coronado Individual* T15* 68 79 73 220 +4
*Competed as an individual
Sophmore Year 2020-2021

  • Ponich's 6-under 66 in the third round at the Cougar Classic tied Carson Lundell for the lowest single-round score of any BYU player on the 2020-21 team. 

2020-21 Sophomore

Tournament Place R1 R2 R3 Total To Par
Pasadera Collegiate Invitational T29 70 75 72 217 +7
Rustic Collegiate Classic T15 78 68 72 218 +5
Arizona Intercollegiate T59 81 73 72 226 +13
Nick Watney Invitational T4 72 68 67 207 -9
Lamkin San Diego Classic T3 73 72 69 214 -2
The Goodwin T97 71 77 76 224 +14
Western Intercollegiate T48 76 70 74 220 +10
PING Cougar Classic T12 73 71 66 210 -6
WCC Championship T18 72 73 69 214 -2
Junior Year 2021-2022

Cole Ponich was a key contributor for the Cougars as they returned to the NCAA Championship for the third time in four seasons.

During his junior campaign, Ponich played in 13-of-14 events for the Cougars tallying four top-25 finishes, three top-15s, two top-10s and a fourth-place finish at the WCC Championship.

The Farmington, Utah product recorded a season scoring average of 72.3 and had a low round of 66. 

2021-22 Junior

Tournament Finish R1 R2 R3 Total To Par
Paintbrush Invitational T-48 78 71 83 232 +16
Wolf Pack Classic T-43 76 78 70 224 +8
Visit Stockton Invitational T-10 68 66 72 206 -7
Saint Mary's Invitational T-39 70 71 75 216 +3
Arizona Intercollegiate T-14 73 66 72 211 -5
John A. Burns Intercollegiate T-28 71 73 73 217 +1
Lamkin Invitational T-26 73 74 68 215 -1
The Goodwin T-57 66 73 73 212 +2
75th Western Intercollegiate T-36 78 79 67 224 +14
57th PING Cougar Classic 19th 69 76 69 214 -2
WCC Championship T-4 69 74 68 211 -5
NCAA Stockton Regional 50th 74 74 70 218 +2
NCAA Championship T-55 73 78 69 220 +10
Senior Year 2022-2023

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year



  • Cole Ponich takes aim

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  • BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank coaches Cole Ponich

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  • Cole Ponich at 2021 Cougar Classic

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  • Cole Ponich and Bruce Brockbank at 2021 WCC Championships. Credit Kyle Terada

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  • BYU men's golfer Cole Ponich hits a putt at Riverside Country Club.

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  • BYU men's golfer Cole Ponich hits a shot at Riverside Country Club.

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  • BYU men's golfer Cole Ponich lines up a tee shot at the Visit Stockton Invitational in Stockton, California.

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  • BYU golfer Cole Ponich hits a shot at the Saint Mary's Invitational at Poppy Hills Golf Course.

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  • Cole Ponich and Daniel Summerhays read a putt on the 14th hole of the Arizona Intercollegiate.

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  • Cole Ponich and Daniel Summerhays study a putt on the second hole of the Arizona Intercollegiate.

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  • Cole Ponich and Daniel Summerhays plan a shot during the Arizona Invitational

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  • Cole Ponich studies a putt during the first round of the John A. Burns Invitational.

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  • Cole Ponich hits a tee-shot in the second round of the John A. Burns Invitational.

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  • Cole Ponich studying a putt during the final round of the John A. Burns invitational.

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  • Cole Ponich hits a shot during the 57th PING Cougar Classic.

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  • Cole Ponich surveys his putt in the 57th Cougar Classic.

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  • Cole Ponich hits a putt during the first round of the WCC Championship.

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  • Cole Ponich lines up a putt during round one of the WCC Championship.

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  • Cole Ponich hits a shot during the final round of the WCC Championship.

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  • Cole Ponich hits a shot during round one of the NCAA Championship.

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