Austin Rustand | Posted: 19 Feb 2022 | Updated: 26 Mar 2022

Cougars finish fourth at John A. Burns Intercollegiate

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Cole Ponich studying a putt during the final round of the John A. Burns invitational.

KAUA’I, Hawai’i — BYU men’s golf finished fourth at the John A. Burns Intercollegiate after a 5-over-par final round Saturday at the Ocean Course at Hokuala. 

New Mexico (281-274-284—839) posted a 4-under par final round to secure the team title at 25-under par. Arizona (275-277-296—848) finished in second, nine shots behind the Lobos, after an 8-over par final round followed by Utah (284-289-280—853) in third.

BYU (285-280-293—858) finished fourth at the 18-team tournament with 6-under-par total. Texas A&M (290-286-284—860) who shot 4-under in the final round to finish 4-under for the tournament rounded out the top 5.

"We were hoping to shoot our best round of the week and unfortunately we just didn't get it done today," said BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank. "We got off to a slow start and weren't able to take advantage of the par-5s early in the round. Overall, this week was a good experience for the guys and we know where we need to improve before the Lamkin in a few weeks."

University of California’s Aaron Du took home the individual title after posting rounds of 66-67-70—203 to win by two shots over Sam Bennett of Texas A&M and New Mexico’s Sam Choi.

Carson Lundell continued his consistent play with his third top-10 finish of the season and his sixth tournament in the top-25. He finished in a tie for 10th after rounds of 71-68-72—211.

Tyson Shelley fired rounds of 73-68-73—214 to finish three shots back of Lundell in a tie for 17th. After rounds of 71-73-73—217, Cole Ponich finished the tournament in a tie for 28th. 

Zac Jones carded rounds of 75-71-75—221 and David Timmins shot 70-76-77—223. Elijah Turner, playing as an individual, finished with rounds of 75-72-75—222.

The Cougars have two weeks off before they tee it up at the Lamkin Invitational at San Diego Country Club on March 7-8.

Place Player R1 R2 R3 Total To Par
T-10 Carson Lundell 71 68 72 211 -5
T-17 Tyson Shelley 73 68 73 214 -2
T-28 Cole Ponich 71 73 73 217 +1
T-44 Zac Jones 75 71 75 221 +5
T-58 David Timmins 70 76 77 223 +7
             
T-52 Elijah Turner 75 72 75 222 +6

*Turner competing as an individual

 

Final Team Leaderboard (Top 5)

Place Team R1 R2 R3 Total To Par
1st New Mexico 281 274 284 839 -25
2nd Arizona 275 277 296 848 -16
3rd Utah 284 289 280 853 -11
4th BYU 285 280 293 858 -6
5th Texas A&M 290 286 284 860 -4

*18 Team Field