Joseph Hovey | Posted: 25 Mar 2021 | Updated: 14 Apr 2021

BYU in 15th after first round at The Goodwin

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BYU men's golf going out


STANFORD, Calif. – BYU men’s golf is tied for 15th after shooting a 291 in the first round at The Goodwin on Thursday.

“The guys played pretty well, especially considering the conditions late in the day,” said head coach Bruce Brockbank. “It’s a very difficult course. Our score was respectable, but we made too many bogies to finish the round, so we will need a good score tomorrow morning.”

The Cougars battled through wind and an unusual afternoon tee time on the par 70 Stanford Golf Course. Heading into Friday’s second round, BYU is tied at 15th with Santa Clara and Florida Atlantic, while trailing No. 19 SMU by just three shots.  

San Diego leads the five WCC-teams at The Goodwin, following a first-round score of 1-under 279 and is tied for third with Denver. BYU trails No. 12 Pepperdine by nine shots and leads Pacific by seven.

Host-Stanford leads the field of 27 teams with a first-round score of 5-under 275, three shots ahead of No. 8 Arizona State.

Cole Ponich and Carson Lundell both carded 1-over 71 to lead the Cougars' first round scoring. Despite making two bogies and a double-bogey going out, Ponich recovered with two birdies and an eagle coming in. 

Lundell played steady throughout the day, firing two of his three birdies on the back-nine. 

David Timmins (74), Elijah Turner (75) and Kelton Hirsch (78) rounded out BYU’s scoring on Thursday evening.

The Cougars tee-off the second round on Friday at 8:10 a.m. PDT, with the final round scheduled for Saturday, March 27. Follow the scoring live through Golfstat.

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