Austin Rustand | Posted: 25 Sep 2021 | Updated: 21 Jan 2022

BYU men's golf wins season opener at William H. Tucker

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The BYU men's golf team celebrates their win at the William H. Tucker Invitational at UNM Championship Golf Cours in Albuquerque New Mexico.

BYU men’s golf posted a 2-under-par final round of 286 to win the William H. Tucker Invitational in New Mexico on Saturday. 

The Cougars' 54-hole total of 841 was 19 shots better than host New Mexico, who finished second at 860. Rounding out the top five were Louisville (866), San Diego (867) and New Mexico State (870).

“The team played some great golf this week and I am really proud of them,” said BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank. “To have all six players in the top-25 for the week was very impressive. I’m not sure we’ve reached that level of play in a while.”

Four Cougars posted top-10 finishes led by Keanu Akina who tied for second individually at 8-under par.  The sophomore shot rounds of 74-64-70—208 giving him his best finish in six events at BYU.

David Timmins posted rounds of 70-68-73—211 to finish in a tie for sixth place at 5-under par. Carson Lundell shot a 54-hole total of 3-under par and finished in solo ninth with rounds of 72-68-73—213. Max Brenchley rounded out the top-10 with a tied for 10th place finish following rounds of 70-74-70—214.

“This was one of our best team performances in years,” said BYU director of golf Todd Miller. “I'm really excited about this season and the talent we have on the team.

Cole Ponich, who competed as an individual, shot even par at 74-71-71—216 to tie for 13th. Tyson Shelley locked up a top-25 finish in his first event as a Cougar posting a 3-over total with rounds of 73-70-76.

BYU will tee it up next at the Ron Moore Intercollegiate at Colorado Golf Club in Parker, Colorado on Oct. 4-5.

Place Player Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total To Par
T-2 Keanu Akina 74 64 70 208 -8
T-6 David Timmins 70 68 73 211 -5
9th Carson Lundell 72 68 73 213 -3
T-10 Max Brenchley 70 74 70 214 -2
T-13 Cole Ponich 74 71 71 216 E
23rd Tyson Shelley 73 70 76 219 +3

Day One Team Standings (Top 4)

Place Team Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total To Par
1st BYU 285 270 286 841 -23
2nd New Mexico 282 284 294 860 -4
3rd Louisville 289 297 280 866 +2
4th San Diego 290 284 293 867 +3
5th New Mexico State 283 291 296 870 +6