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Austin Rustand | Posted: 24 Mar 2022 | Updated: 28 Apr 2022
Austin Rustand

Cougars in fifth after day one of The Goodwin

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

PALO ALTO, Calif. — BYU is tied for fifth place at The Goodwin after a pair of 4-under 66s from Carson Lundell and Cole Ponich led the Cougars to an 8-under (272) in the opening round Thursday.

No. 14 Stanford set the pace on day one, shooting 12-under (268) in its opening 18-holes. SMU (270) is two back at 10-under with No. 9 Washington (271) and No. 11 Georgia Tech (271) in a tie for third at 9-under. BYU (272) and Nevada (272) round out the top-5 of the 28-team event with 8-under first day total.

The first-round 66s by Lundell and Ponich's puts them both squarely in contention after day one. Lundell carded seven birdies, while Ponich had five birdies and a lone bogey to match his career low round.

Despite a double bogey on the opening hole, David Timmins (69) fought back with six birdies on the day to finish his first round at 1-under par in a tie for 40th. 

Zac Jones posted an opening round 71 while Tyson Shelley rounded out the day for BYU with an opening round 73.

The Cougars tee off tomorrow at 7 a.m. PDT and will play with UC Davis and the University of San Diego. Live scoring for round two will be available at golfstat.com.

Place Player R1 R2 R3 Total To Par
T-8 Carson Lundell 66 -- -- -- --
T-8 Cole Ponich 66 -- -- --- --
T-40 David Timmons 69 -- -- --- --
T-71 Zac Jones 71 -- -- --- --
T-99 Tyson Shelley 73 -- -- --- --

Final Team Leaderboard (Top 5)

Place Team R1 R2 R3 Total To Par
1st No. 14 Stanford 268 --- --- --- -12
2nd SMU 270 --- --- --- -10
T-3 No. 9 Washington 271 --- --- --- -9
T-3 No. 11 Georgia Tech 271 --- --- --- -9
T-5 BYU  272 --- --- --- -8
T-5 Nevada 272 --- --- --- -8

16-team field

 

 
Austin Rustand | Posted: 23 Mar 2022 | Updated: 3 May 2022
Austin Rustand

Cougars set to tee it up at The Goodwin

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Carson Lundell and Todd Miller evaluate his options before his tee shot on the 12th hole of the Arizona Intercollegiate.

PROVO, Utah — BYU men’s golf travels to Palo Alto, California, to tee it up at The Goodwin hosted by the University of Stanford, March 24-26.

After a sixth-place finish at the Lamkin Invitational, the Cougars are poised for a bounce-back performance at the Stanford Golf Course this weekend.

Carson Lundell, Zac Jones, Cole Ponich, Tyson Shelley and David Timmins will start for the Cougars as the seek their second victory of the 2021-22 campaign.

BYU has competed at the Goodwin six times since their first appearance in the event in 2015. They have finished in the top-10 three times in six appearances as a team.

Four Cougars have finished in the top-25 at The Goodwin with Rhett Rasmussen taking home the lone Cougar victory at the event thanks to a second round 64. In 2019, Peter Kuest shot 2-under for the tournament to finish third, BYU's second best individual finish at the event. 

BYU will play in a 28-team field alongside host Stanford, Cal Poly, Drexel, Florida Atlantic, Georgia Tech, Hawai’I Hilo, Howard, Little Rock, Long Beach State, Miami, Northwestern, Rutgers, San Jose State, Southern Methodist University, Saint Mary’s UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UCLA, Colorado, Denver, Nevada, Oregon, San Diego, San Francisco, Washington, Washington State and Wofford.  

The 54-hole event will be held at the par-71, 6,742 yard Stanford Golf Course. with18-holes being played each of the three tournament days to determine the team and individual champion.

Live scoring for The Goodwin will be available at golfstat.com.