Cougars shoot 23 over in round three of NCAA Championship
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — BYU men's golf opened the 2023 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship on Thursday by shooting 23 over par at Grayhawk Golf Club.
To accommodate BYU's longstanding policy of not competing on Sunday due to religious observance, the NCAA instituted provisions that allowed the Cougars to play Sunday's third round on Thursday afternoon.
Because BYU is the only team that teed it up on Thursday, each player played the entirety of their "Sunday" round alone, with just an NCAA Rules official by their side and a few friends and family cheering them on.
David Timmins led the Cougars with a 1-over-par 71 on the opening day. The senior opened with a 1-under 34 on the opening nine as he carded a single birdie and eight pars. The wind picked up on the inward nine as Timmins carded three bogeys and a birdie for a 2-over 37.
Max Brenchley posted a 4-over 74 at Grayhawk's Raptor course on Thursday. He poured in a birdie on the opening hole before recording five bogeys over his last 17 holes.
Zac Jones and Carson Lundell each shot 79 in the opening round with Tyson Shelley rounding out the Cougar scoring with an 80 on a hot Arizona afternoon.
The Cougars return to regular play today as they will tee it up with East Tennessee State and San Francisco beginning at 1:20 p.m. PDT.
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