Joseph Hovey | Posted: 30 Apr 2021 | Updated: 20 May 2021

Lundell surges into third place in second round at WCC Championship

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Carson Lundell takes aim.
Kelton Hirsch (2) at 2021 WCC Championships. Credit Kyle Terada WCC Cole Ponich and Bruce Brockbank at 2021 WCC Championships. Credit Kyle Terada

 

HENDERSON, Nev. – Carson Lundell overcame an early triple-bogey to card a 67 and move into third individually, while leading the BYU men’s golf team to a 279 in the second round of the WCC Championship at Reflection Bay Golf Course on Friday.  

“Carson played unbelievable golf on the last 16 holes,” said head coach Bruce Brockbank. “Six birdies and an eagle! That’s great stuff!”

Despite the triple-bogey on the par-4 second hole, Lundell eagled the seventh hole and made birdies on holes six and eight to regroup on the front. Four straight birdies on holes 12 through 15 helped Lundell to a two-day total of 68-67—135 and moved him into third place individually.  

Lundell approaches Saturday’s final round just two shots back of individual leader Clay Feagler of Pepperdine who is at 68-65—133. Dylan Menante, also of Pepperdine, is in second at 67-67—134.

Kelton Hirsch posted his best two-round score of the season at 67-70—137 following a 2-under 70 in round two. He finished the day tied for fifth with Gavin Cohen of Loyola Marymount.

“Kelton played solid all day,” said Brockbank. “It’s fun to see our senior step up this week and play some of his best golf. He has been a great leader for this team.”

David Timmins (70), Keanu Akina (72) and Cole Ponich (73) rounded out the remainder of BYU’s second-round scoring.

With Friday’s scores, the Cougars are 20-under for the tournament with a two-round total of 277-279—556. Pepperdine continued to roll on Friday posting a second-round score of 16-under 272 for a two-day total of 541. BYU successfully defended its second-place position from No. 25 San Francisco with a three-shot lead over the Dons who are at 559. San Diego is in fourth at 562, followed by LMU at 564.

The Cougars will tee-off in the final round of the WCC Championship at 8:40 a.m. PDT on Saturday. Follow the final-round live scoring on Golfstat.

 

WCC Championship Standings | Top-5 Teams 

Place Team R1 R2 Total To Par
1 No. 8 Pepperdine 269 272 541 -35
2 BYU 277 279 556 -20
3 No. 25 San Francisco 278 281 559 -17
4 San Diego 283 279 562 -14
5 Loyola Marymount 286 278 564 -12

 WCC Championship Standings | Top-5 Individuals 

Place Player Team R1 R2 Total To Par
1 Clay Feagler Pepperdine 68 65 133 -11
2 Dylan Menante Pepperdine 67 67 134 -10
3 Carson Lundell BYU 68 67 135 -9
4 Jamie Cheatham San Diego 69 67 136 -8
T5 Kelton Hirsch BYU 67 70 137 -7
T5 Gavin Cohen LMU 66 71 137 -7

 

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