Austin Rustand | Posted: 1 Nov 2022 | Updated: 7 Nov 2022

Akina and Lundell tied for 15th, Cougars in 12th

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BYU golfer Keanu Akina lines up a putt at the Saint Mary's Invitational at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, California.

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Carson Lundell and Keanu Akina are tied for 15th after 36-holes in the Saint Mary’s Invitational at Poppy Hills Golf Club as the Cougars find themselves in 12th with 18 holes remaining.

Lundell leads the way for the BYU team as he fired rounds of 70-74—144, for a 2-over 36-hole total. The 91st ranked player in the country carded two birdies and an eagle in round one with two more birdies in round two to keep him in the mix going into the final round.

Akina, who is competing as an individual, carded rounds of 71-73—144 to match Lundell at 2-over-par. He got off to a hot start with three birdies on his opening nine before heavy rain began to fall, leading to a couple of blemishes on the inward nine.

San Diego leads the tournament at 6-under-par after posting rounds of 275-287—562 over the first two days. No. 18 Colorado State jumped up the leaderboard into second with scores of 284-288—572. Santa Clara and LMU sit in a tie for third at 6-over-par. The Broncos recorded scores of 281-293—574 while the Lions shot 277-297—574.

The host Saint Mary’s and Fresno State round out the top-5 in a tie for fifth at 10-over-par. The Gaels carded rounds of 285-293—578 while the Bulldogs turned in scores of 282-296—578. BYU sits in 12th after two days with rounds of 294-302 for a 28-over total.

Zac Jones sits in a tie for 50th at 8-over after posting scores of 78-72—150 over the opening 46 holes. David Timmins shot 75-79—154 for a 12-over-par total in the first two rounds. Max Brenchley recorded rounds of 71-84—155 while Tyson Shelley rounded out the scoring for the Cougars with scores of 80-77—157.

BYU tees off in the final round with the Nevada Wolfpack at 9:01 a.m. PDT.

Individual Leaderboard

Place Player R1 R2 Total To Par
T-15 Carson Lundell 70 74 144 +2
T-50 Zac Jones 78 72 150 +8
T-69 David Timmins 75 79 154 +12
T-73 Max Brenchley 71 84 155 +13
80 Tyson Shelley 80 77 157 +15
           
T-18 Keanu Akina* 71 73 144 +2

*Playing as an individual

Team Leaderboard (Top 5)

Place Team R1 R2 Total To Par
1st San Diego 275 287 562 -6
2nd No. 18 Colorado State 284 288 572 +4
T-3 Santa Clara 281 293 574 +6
T-3 LMU 277 297 574 +6
T-5 Saint Mary's 285 293 578 +10
T-5 Fresno State 282 296 578 +10
12th BYU 294 302 596 +28

*16-Team Field

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