Austin Rustand | Posted: 18 Feb 2022 | Updated: 26 Mar 2022

Cougars move into third place at John A. Burns Intercollegiate

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Carson Lundell hits a tee shot at the John A. Burns Intercollegiate.
Cole Ponich hits a tee-shot in the second round of the John A. Burns Invitational. David Timmins hits a tee-shot in the second round of the John A. Burns Invitational. Zac Jones hits a tee-shot in the second round of the John A. Burns Invitational. David Timmins hits a putt in the second round of the John A. Burns Invitational. Tyson Shelley hits a tee-shot in the second round of the John A. Burns Invitational.

PROVO, Utah — BYU men’s golf jumped up the leaderboard four spots into third place, following an 8-under-par 280 in the second round at the John A. Burns Intercollegiate on Friday.

Carson Lundell (71-68—139) and Tyson Shelley (73-68—141) fired matching 68s in the second round to lead the Cougars. Lundell’s 4-under par round moved him to 5-under for the tournament and into 11th place.

“It was awesome to watch Carson birdie every par 3 on the course in windy conditions today,” said BYU director of golf Todd Miller. “I haven’t seen that in the 15 years I’ve been coaching."

Shelley, who shot 1-over par in the first round, moved to 3-under for the event and sits in a tie for 18th going into the final round tomorrow.

After shooting 11-under-par in the second round, Arizona (275-277—552) is 24-under for the tournament and holds a three-shot lead over the New Mexico (281-274—555) who is 21-under entering the final 18-holes. BYU sits in third place 13-shots off the pace at 11-under (285-280—565), followed by Fresno State (281-286—567) and Washington State (290-281—571) who round out the top-5.

Cole Ponich (71-73—144) sits just outside the top-25 after a second round 73 which puts him at even par through 36-holes. Zac Jones (75-71—146) and David Timmins (70-76—146) are each 2-over par and tied for 40th heading into the final round on Saturday.

“We got more birdie putts to drop today which helped our team climb into contention,” said BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank.” We need to put together a quick start tomorrow with some early birdies to put some pressure on the leaders.”

Elijah Turner, who is competing in the tournament as individual, is one shot back of Timmins after rounds of 75-72—147. 

The Cougars tee off Saturday at 8:30 a.m. HST for the final round. Live scoring will be available at golfstat.com.

Place Player R1 R2 R3 Total To Par
11th Carson Lundell 71 68 -- 139 -5
T-18 Tyson Shelley 73 68 -- 141 -3
T-33 Cole Ponich 71 73 -- 144 E
T-40 Zac Jones 75 71 -- 146 +2
T-40 David Timmins 70 76 -- 146 +2
             
T-50 Elijah Turner 75 72 -- 147 +3

*Turner competing as an individual

 

Final Team Leaderboard (Top 5)

Place Team R1 R2 R3 Total To Par
1st Arizona 275 277 --- 552 -24
2nd New Mexico 281 274 --- 555 -21
3rd BYU 285 280 --- 565 -11
4th Fresno State 281 286 --- 567 -9
5th Washington State 290 281 --- 571 -5
6th USC 283 289 --- 572 -4
T-7 Utah 284 289 --- 573 -3

*18 Team Field