BYU competes on day one at La Purisima
LOMPOC, Calif. – Junior golfer Carson Lundell and freshman Max Brenchley tied for 11th on day one of the La Purisima College Invite to lead the BYU men's golf team.
The team combined for rounds of 305 (+17) in the first and improved to a 296 (+8) in the second round to finish the first day at 601 (+25) behind San Diego 565 (-11), Saint Mary's 577 (+1) and Loyola Marymount 583 (+7).
"We need to improve in every aspect of the game," BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. "The bright spot was two solid rounds from Max Brenchley for his first college tournament."
Lundell had rounds of 76 (+4) and 71 (-1) while Brenchley carded a 74 (+2) and 73 (+1) in his first official action as a Cougar.
David Timmins shot a pair of 75s (+3) in each round and is tied for 17th while Spencer Dunaway, tied for 28th, had an 83 (+11) and 77 (+5). Brock Stanger posted an 80 (+8) and 81 (+9) to finish the day in 30th.
Three Cougars competed as individuals with newcomer Keanu Akina posting a 78 (+6) and 77 (+5) to tie for 25th, Elijah Turner shot an 82 (+10) and 76 (+4) in 27th and Austin Banz had two 80s (+8) on the day, tying for 28th through 36 holes.
BYU will play its third and final round tomorrow at the La Purisima Golf Course. Live scoring is available at GolfStat.com
Day One Individual Standings
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Golfers ready for second tournament in California
PROVO, Utah – The BYU men's golf team will travel to California again for the La Purisima College Invite next week for its second tournament of the fall.
"We are always looking forward to playing again after a frustrating tournament," BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. "I'd like to see our team shoot some consistent scores so we can build some confidence."
The five teams from the West Coast Conference will compete again Monday and Tuesday at the La Purisima Golf Course in Lompoc, California. BYU, Pepperdine, Saint Mary's, San Diego and Loyola Marymount are scheduled to participate again. The teams met last week in Monterey with Pepperdine coming away with the win.
"La Purisima is a very challenging championship course," Brockbank said. "You need to have patience and hope your short game is solid. We have some new faces in the lineup so it will be interesting to see who will step up."
Carson Lundell and David Timmins were the Cougars' top finishers in the Pasadera College Invite last week with 14th and 17th place finishes, respectively.
The tournament begins Monday, Oct. 19 with 36 holes, followed by a final 18 holes on Tuesday. Live scoring is available on Golfstat.com