Cole Ponich
Ht
5'
10"
Class
Sophomore
Hometown
Farmington, 
Utah
Last School
Davis HS
Roster Years
2019-2021


Personal

  • Prepped at Davis High School in Kaysville, Utah
  • Parents are Tom and Becky Ponich
  • Has two sisters
  • His dad, Tom, played football at Utah State
  • His mom, Becky, was a cheerleader at West Virginia University
  • Youger sister Caylyn is committed to play golf at UVU for the 2020-21 season
  • Majoring in Psychology

Before BYU

  • Competed at the 2019 U.S. Amateur
  • Competed in the Rolex Tournament of Champions (2017, 2018)
  • Two-time Rolex All American (2017, 2018)
  • Member of the 2018 Junior Ryder Cup Team
  • Finalist for 2018 USA Today Boys Golfer of the Year
  • Placed second at the 2018 AJGA PING Invitational
  • Won the 2017 Bobby Chapman Junior Invitational
  • Two-time UJGA Player of the Year (2016, 2017)
  • Placed seventh at the 2017 PGA Junior Championship
  • Won the 2017 FCG Las Vegas Championship
  • Won the 2017 AJGA Preview at LaPurisma
  • Shot a course-record 59 at Lakeside Golf Course in Layton, Utah
  • Won the 2018 6A High School State Championship, also leading Davis to a first-place finish
  • 6A High School All State First Team (2018, 2019)

Stats

2020-21 Sophomore

Tournament Position 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 Position Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total Score 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 Strokes Average Low Rd. Top 20 Top 15 Top 10 Top 5 Top 3  
2019-20 8 24 1,752 73 68 2 1        
2020-21 9 27 1,950 72.22 66 5 4 2 2 1  
Total 17 51 3,702 72.59 66 7 5 2 2 1  

 

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. 
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. 
Junior Year

Senior Year

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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