Joseph Hovey | Posted: 22 Mar 2021 | Updated: 27 Mar 2021

Men's golf to compete at The Goodwin

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David Timmins BYU men's golf

 

STANFORD, California – BYU men’s golf will continue its spring season at The Goodwin on March 25-27 at Stanford Golf Course.

The Cougars are scheduled to tee-off in the first round of the 54-hole tournament at 1:20 p.m. PDT on Thursday and will start the second round at 8:10 a.m. PDT on Friday. Saturday’s final round tee times have yet to be determined.

Competing for the Cougars at The Goodwin will be Cole Ponich, Kelton Hirsch, Carson Lundell, David Timmins and Elijah Turner.

While leading BYU to its first tournament title of the season, each recorded personal career-best scores at the Nick Watney Invitational in Fresno, California on Feb. 8-9. 

At Stanford, Ponich will compete for his third consecutive top-5 individual finish. The sophomore from Farmington, Utah achieved a career-high third-place tie in the final standings at the Lamkin Classic following a three-round score of 73-72-69—214 on March 8-10.

Even with the team’s recent success, head coach Bruce Brockbank described the improvements he wants to see from the team going forward.

“The next step in our development is to figure out how to shoot 74 or 75 on the rough days, instead of 78,” said Brockbank. “The way you do that is to be tougher mentally and deal with the adversity that comes on the golf course.”

At The Goodwin, BYU faces a season-high field of 27 teams, including three ranked in the Golfstat NCAA D1 Top-25, in No. 5 Arizona State, No. 15 Pepperdine and No. 19 SMU.

Arizona State has finished in the top-4 or better at each of its five spring tournaments and won the Amer Ari Intercollegiate in Waimea, Hawaii on Feb. 2-4. The Sun Devils are led by David Puig, one of five golfers in the field featured in the Golfstat NCAA D1 individual rankings.

Host-Stanford headlines several other Pac-12 opponents the Cougars will face at The Goodwin, including Cal, USC, UCLA, Oregon and Washington.

This week will mark BYU’s third meeting of the season with WCC foe and nationally ranked Pepperdine. The Waves finished ahead of the Cougars and won both the Pasadera Collegiate Invitational on Oct. 5-6 and the Rustic Collegiate Classic on Nov. 5-6. Pepperdine’s Dylan Menante is currently ranked sixth nationally among individuals.

The Cougars will face four other WCC schools at The Goodwin, including San Diego, St. Mary’s, Santa Clara and Pacific, giving BYU a valuable opportunity to size-up the conference competition prior to the WCC Championships at Lake Las Vegas Golf Club on April 29-May 1. 

Follow BYU with live scoring from The Goodwin via Golfstat.

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