Kenny Cox | Posted: 20 Oct 2020 | Updated: 26 Jan 2021

Brenchley earns top-5 finish in first college tournament

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Max Brenchley swing

LOMPOC, Calif. – BYU freshman golfer Max Brenchley shot a 71 (-1) to lead the way in BYU's best and final round of the La Purisima College Invite on Tuesday. 

"Max played impressive golf this week," BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. "It is nice to see this kid has been working and he is such a competitor. It was good to see him step up and help the team."

Brenchley was the Cougars' top finisher and tied for fifth overall in a round where the team shot a 287 (-1) for the best third-round score of any team at the tournament.

"It was a better team score today," Brockbank said. "It was a step in the right direction but we are still far off from what we are hoping for."

BYU suffered from early-round setbacks before showing big improvement today, closing with its best round for a combined 888 (+24) at the La Purisima Golf Course. San Diego won the event with two strong rounds to start yesterday before slowing to a 296 (+8) today, hanging on to first place with an 861 (-3). Saint Mary's 865 (+1) and Loyola Marymount (+16) finished second and third, respectively. 

Junior Carson Lundell also finished in the top 10 with a 72 (E) today to tie for ninth. David Timmins also posted a 72 (E) to take 14th place. 

Spencer Dunaway also saved his best round for last with 72 (E) as well, tying for 25th at the tournament. Brock Stanger shot an 81 (+9), finishing in 31st. 

Playing as individuals, Keanu Akina and Austin Banz improved in the final rounds to 75 (+3) and 78 (+6) to finish in 23rd and 28th overall. Elijah Turner had an 81 (+9), finishing in 29th. 

BYU plays in its final tournament of the fall on Nov. 5-6 at the Rustic Collegiate Classic in Moorpark, California. 

Day one results

Final Individual Standings

Player Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 To Par Position
Max Brenchley 74 73 71 +2 T5
Carson Lundell 76 71 72 +3 T9
David Timmins 75 75 72 +6 14
Keanu Akina* 78 77 75 +14 23
Spencer Dunaway 83 77 72 +16 T25
Austin Banz* 80 80 78 +22 28
Elijah Turner* 82 76 81 +23 29
Brock Stanger 80 81 81 +26 31

*Competing as individual

Final Team Standings

Team Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Final To Par Position
San Diego 277 288 296 861 -3 1
Saint Mary's 291 286 288 865 +1 2
LMU 289 294 297 880 +16 3
BYU 305 296 287 888 +24 4

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