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Cougars lead USF Intercollegiate with 18 holes to play
SAN FRANCISCO — BYU men’s golf shot 1-under-par and holds a one-shot lead through 36-holes at the USF Intercollegiate at the Olympic Club on Monday.
“The guys played some solid golf out there today,” said BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank. “We really had it going during the first round but had a rough start to round two. Credit to the guys for hanging in there and finding a way to post a solid number through 36 holes. It is always a nice feeling to lead going into the final round, so now we need to pay it off tomorrow.”
The Cougars fired a 6-under 278 during the opening round this morning, followed by a 289 this afternoon to post a 1-under-par 567 to grab a one-shot lead entering tomorrow’s final round.
After 36 holes, BYU (278-289—567) leads the USF Intercollegiate by one over the Little Rock Trojans who sit at even-par after shooting 287-281—568.
The Santa Clara Broncos are 1-over-par after posting rounds of 283-286—569 with the LMU Lions in fourth at 2-over par after carding rounds of 287-283—570. The San Francisco Dons (283-288—571) and Nevada Wolfpack (287-284—571) round out the top-5 at 3-over-par.
“We got off to a solid start in the morning round but had two doubles in key moments that stalled our momentum,” said BYU director of golf Todd Miller. “Although we didn’t play our best golf today, the team is excited to be in a position to win the tournament tomorrow.”
Tyson Shelley led the way for BYU on day one as he fired rounds of 69-70—139 to grab a share of third place entering the final 18 tomorrow. The sophomore carded four birdies in his first round and three more in his second go-around to finish at 3-under for the day, just two shots off the lead.
Senior Carson Lundell is two back of his teammate after shooting 71-70—141 to sit just inside the top-10 in a tie for eighth after day one. The two-time All-American recorded five birdies and four bogeys on the day to finish at 1-under-par.
David Timmins finds himself inside the top-25 after rounds of 68-76—144. The senior from Sandy, Utah made six birdies in his opening round this morning and is in a tie for 19th entering the final 18 holes tomorrow.
Elijah Turner sits in a tie for 31st after posting round of 74-73—147 on day one while Zac Jones rounded out the Cougars scoring with rounds of 70-78—148. Keanu Akina, who is playing as an individual, is tied for 55th after 36 holes after rounds of 77-78—155.
The Cougars tee off tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. PDT in the final round as they look to capture a season-opening win at the USF Intercollegiate. Live scoring for tomorrow’s round will be available at golfstat.com and updates will be posted on the BYU men’s golf Instagram and twitter accounts.
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Men's golf begins its season at USF Intercollegiate
PROVO, Utah — BYU men’s golf begins its 2022-23 season as they compete in the 2022 USF Intercollegiate at The Olympic Club, Sept. 12-13 in San Francisco.
“Our players and coaching staff can’t wait to get this season started,” said BYU director of golf Todd Miller. “We ended the 2021-22 season with a lot of momentum and our guys worked hard all summer to keep getting better.”
Two-time All-American Carson Lundell will be joined by David Timmins, Elijah Turner, Zac Jones and Tyson Shelley as the Cougars look to grab a season-opening win in back-to-back seasons. Keanu Akina will tee it up as an individual this week at the Lake Course.
“Our starting five that will tee it up at Olympic Club have played some great golf and accomplished a lot over the past 3 months,” said Miller. “They have a lot of confidence that they can win, and we hope our play can match our expectations.”
The BYU men are coming off a season in which they won twice at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate and 57th Cougar Classic, a runner-up finish at the WCC Championship, a third-place finish at the NCAA Stockton Regional and a 21st place finish at the NCAA Championship.