Austin Rustand | Posted: 24 Mar 2022 | Updated: 28 Apr 2022

Cougars in fifth after day one of The Goodwin

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BYU golfer Cole Ponich hits a shot at the Saint Mary's Invitational at Poppy Hills Golf Course.

PALO ALTO, Calif. — BYU is tied for fifth place at The Goodwin after a pair of 4-under 66s from Carson Lundell and Cole Ponich led the Cougars to an 8-under (272) in the opening round Thursday.

No. 14 Stanford set the pace on day one, shooting 12-under (268) in its opening 18-holes. SMU (270) is two back at 10-under with No. 9 Washington (271) and No. 11 Georgia Tech (271) in a tie for third at 9-under. BYU (272) and Nevada (272) round out the top-5 of the 28-team event with 8-under first day total.

The first-round 66s by Lundell and Ponich's puts them both squarely in contention after day one. Lundell carded seven birdies, while Ponich had five birdies and a lone bogey to match his career low round.

Despite a double bogey on the opening hole, David Timmins (69) fought back with six birdies on the day to finish his first round at 1-under par in a tie for 40th. 

Zac Jones posted an opening round 71 while Tyson Shelley rounded out the day for BYU with an opening round 73.

The Cougars tee off tomorrow at 7 a.m. PDT and will play with UC Davis and the University of San Diego. Live scoring for round two will be available at golfstat.com.

Place Player R1 R2 R3 Total To Par
T-8 Carson Lundell 66 -- -- -- --
T-8 Cole Ponich 66 -- -- --- --
T-40 David Timmons 69 -- -- --- --
T-71 Zac Jones 71 -- -- --- --
T-99 Tyson Shelley 73 -- -- --- --

Final Team Leaderboard (Top 5)

Place Team R1 R2 R3 Total To Par
1st No. 14 Stanford 268 --- --- --- -12
2nd SMU 270 --- --- --- -10
T-3 No. 9 Washington 271 --- --- --- -9
T-3 No. 11 Georgia Tech 271 --- --- --- -9
T-5 BYU  272 --- --- --- -8
T-5 Nevada 272 --- --- --- -8

16-team field