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Austin Rustand | Posted: 25 Jan 2022 | Updated: 19 Feb 2022
Austin Rustand

Cougars in fourth as darkness delays Arizona Intercollegiate

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Carson Lundell and Todd Miller evaluate his options before his tee shot on the 12th hole of the Arizona Intercollegiate.
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Max Brenchley hits a shot on the 8th hole of the Arizona Intercollegiate. Cole Ponich and Daniel Summerhays read a putt on the 14th hole of the Arizona Intercollegiate. Tyson Shelley hits a bunker shot on the 10th hole of the of the Arizona Intercollegiate. Elijah Turner hits an approach shot on the 6th hole of the Arizona Intercollegiate. Carson Lundell and Todd Miller study his eagle putt on the 10th hole of the Arizona Intercollegiate.

BYU men’s golf sits in fourth place after the second round of the Arizona Invitational was suspended due to darkness at the Tucson Country Club, Monday.

“We played some good golf today,” said head coach Bruce Brockbank. "We were a little bit sloppy at times and made a few too many mistakes, but that’s part of January golf. We hope to clean up a few things tomorrow as we are in a good spot going into the last 24 holes.”

BYU is 18-shots off the lead held by the No. 24 Arizona who sits at 25-under par through 30-holes. No. 37 New Mexico is 11-back of the Wildcats at 14-under par, followed by No. 5 Arkansas at 12-under par and the Cougars at 7-under.

Through 30-holes Carson Lundell leads the way for BYU shooting a 3-under par 69 in the opening round and 1-under through 12-holes of the second round which puts him at 4-under for the tournament in a tie for ninth. Cole Ponich turned it on after a 1-over par opening 18, making four birdies in his first six holes of round two. He sits in a tie for 16th at 3-under par.

“Our team is very committed to improving our mental toughness and I saw some progress today,” said BYU director of golf Todd Miller. “We got off to a poor start in the second round but the guys fought back and are moving back up the leader board. We hope to come out and shoot some low scores tomorrow.”

Tyson Shelley is the third Cougar inside the top-25 through 30-holes after a 2-under opening round and an even par first 12-holes of round two.

Elijah Turner finds himself in a tie for 50th after a 2-over 74 in round one and going even par through the beginning of his second round. Max Brenchley fired a five-over opening round and sits at 4-over in the second round heading into Tuesday morning.

“There were some real bright spots and a few low spots on the first day which equals a typical day on the golf course,” said BYU volunteer assistant Daniel Summerhays. “I thought the guys battled really hard today and put themselves in a good position for a good finish tomorrow with 24 holes to play and lots of birdies still to be made.”

BYU will tee off at 9 a.m. MST to finish the last six holes of their second round and will begin the final round immediately following the conclusion of round two. Live scoring will be available at golfstat.com

 

 
Austin Rustand | Posted: 20 Jan 2022 | Updated: 23 Mar 2022
Austin Rustand

Cougars kick off spring season in Tucson at Arizona Intercollegiate

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Carson Lundell looks at a putt during the Saint Mary's Invitational.

PROVO, Utah — BYU men’s golf travels to Tucson to kick off the 2022 spring season at the 42nd playing of the Arizona Intercollegiate on January 24-25 at the Tucson Country Club.

The Cougars hope to replicate the start of the fall season when they won the William H. Tucker Invitational by 21-shots at the UNM South Course in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

"Coming out of the winter, we are really excited to get out there and compete again," said head coach Bruce Brockbank. "Arizona always puts on a great event with a strong field and we are excited to take on a course we haven't seen before."

BYU will send out Carson Lundell, Tyson Shelley, Elijah Turner, Max Brenchley and Cole Ponich for the first tournament of the spring season.

The Cougars will tee it up in Tucson alongside host Arizona, Arkansas, Augusta, Cal, Duke, Iowa State, LMU, New Mexico, New Mexico State, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Saint Mary’s, UTEP and Washington State.

The 2022 Arizona Intercollegiate will be hosted by the Tucson Country Club for the first time since 1992. Coming out of the winter, the Cougars will be tested by a 7,022 yard par-70 course that has hosted 16 USGA Qualifiers, six Arizona Golf Association Amateur Championships and PGA Tour Qualifying school.

This will be BYU’s 16th appearance at the Arizona Intercollegiate since its first trip to Tucson during the 2000-01 season. The Cougars took home the team title in 2006 after shooting 18-under par at Arizona National Golf Club.

Live scoring will be available at golfstat.com.