Josh Carter | Posted: 28 Jan 2020 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Cougars Finish Southwestern Invitational With Best Round to Tie for Eighth

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WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. — The BYU men’s golf team shot a 290 (+2) in Tuesday’s third round of the Southwestern Invitational to finish the tournament tied for eighth.

"We played better today but still weren't where we wanted to be," BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. "Hopefully we can learn from it and continue to get better." 

Peter Kuest and Carson Lundell finished as the Cougars’ top individual performers after each carded a 72 (E) Tuesday to tie for 37th place. Kelton Hirsch and Cole Ponich followed, tying for 47th place with total scores of 227 (+11) through three rounds of play. Ponich posted a team-low 71 (-1) Tuesday while Hirsch shot a 78 (+6).

Spencer Dunaway wrapped up the scoring for BYU with a total score of 232 (+16). He carded a three-over 75 Tuesday to tie for 59th place.

The Cougars finished with their best round of the tournament after scoring a 301 (+13) in round one and a 299 (+11) in round two. WCC foe and tournament-host Pepperdine took first at the two-day event with a combined 850 (-14) through three rounds. USC, Arizona State, Cal and Stanford rounded out the top-five. 

The Cougars compete next in the John A. Burns Intercollegiate in Lihue, Hawai’i, Feb. 20-22. Live stats and the leaderboard will be available on Golfstat.com.

Day One Recap

Final Individual Results

Player Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total To Par Position
Peter Kuest 78 74 72 224 +8 T37
Carson Lundell 76 76 72 224 +8 T37
Kelton Hirsch 73 76 78 227 +11 T47
Cole Ponich 74 82 71 227 +11 T47
Spencer Dunaway 84 73 75 232 +16 T59

Final Team Results (Top 9 Only)

Team Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total To Par Position
Pepperdine 284 287 279 850 -14 1
USC 299 289 279 867 +3 T2
Arizona State 293 291 283 867 +3 T2
Cal 302 288 282 872 +8 4
Stanford 296 295 285 876 +12 5
LSU 292 304 285 881 +17 6
UCLA 298 296 293 887 +23 7
BYU 301 299 290 890 +26 T8
San Jose State 302 289 299 890 +26 T8

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