Austin Rustand | Posted: 8 Mar 2022 | Updated: 13 Apr 2022

Cougars finish sixth at Lamkin Grips San Diego Classic

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Zac Jones hits a shot during the second round of the John A. Burns Invitational.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — BYU men’s golf fired a 5-under final round to finish sixth at 9-under par at the Lamkin Grips San Diego Classic, Tuesday.

Despite an 18-under-par final round performance from the No. 8 Washington Huskies (287-278-270—835), unranked LSU (267-273-287—827) held on to win the team title by eight shots after posting a 37-under-par 54-hole total.

No. 15 Notre Dame (278-277-282—837) finished two shots back of the Huskies at 27-under to take third place. The San Diego Toreros (283-277-279—839) carded 25-under for three rounds to take fourth behind the Fighting Irish.

The Nevada Wolfpack posted rounds of 277-290-284—851 to round out the top five with the BYU Cougars (286-286-283—855) finishing sixth.

“We have been struggling a bit in the final round as of late, so it was nice to have our best stuff on the final day,” said BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank. “To have three guys shoot under par in the same round is a step in the right direction. We are still leaving too many shots on the course which we hope to clean up before The Goodwin in a couple weeks.”

Zac Jones led the way for BYU and was the only Cougar to shoot three-straight rounds of par or better at the Lamkin. The freshman finished tied for 18th after firing rounds of 72-70-71—213 to notch his second top-20 finish as a Cougar.

“I’m excited for Zac. He played some solid golf on a tricky course,” said BYU director of golf Todd Miller. “He only had two three putts all week on the toughest greens we play all year which is a great accomplishment.”

Cole Ponich carded the best round of the tournament for BYU with a 68 in the final round. The junior shot 73-74-68—215 to finish tied for 28th along with teammates Carson Lundell and Tyson Shelley. Lundell shot 71-71-73—215 and Shelley recorded rounds of 70-71-74—215.

David Timmins completed the scoring for the Cougars with rounds of 74-75-71—220.

“The team is playing fairly consistent this spring, but our rounds aren’t clean,” Miller said. “We are following up birdies and eagles with bogies and doubles which kills momentum and doesn’t put us in a position to go low. We are eager to get back to work so we can be ready for Stanford’s event in a few weeks.”

The Cougars have two weeks off before the tee it up at the Goodwin at Stanford Golf Course, Mar. 24-26.

Place Player R1 R2 R3 Total To Par
T-18 Zac Jones 72 70 71 213 -3
T-28 Cole Ponich 73 74 68 215 -1
T-28 Carson Lundell 71 71 73 215 -1
T-28 Tyson Shelley 70 71 74 215 -1
T-58 David Timmins 74 75 71 220 +4

Final Team Leaderboard (Top 5)

Place Team R1 R2 R3 Total To Par
1st LSU 267 273 287 827 -37
2nd No. 8 Washington 287 278 270 835 -29
3rd No 15 Notre Dame 278 277 282 837 -27
4th San Diego 283 277 279 839 -25
5th Nevada 277 290 284 851 -13
6th BYU 286 286 283 855 -9

16-team field

 

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