Men’s golf finishes sixth at first tournament


The men’s golf team started off its season with a sixth-place finish in the William H. Tucker Invitational on Saturday.

The team finished the first day in fifth place and shot a 6-over par. On the final day, the team fell to sixth with a 16-over par day.

The tournament was comprised of 16 teams and three rounds over two days.

UNLV took first place and shot a 3-over par over the three rounds.

The tournament was full of other strong teams, including No. 14 San Diego State. SDSU finished the tournament in third place behind UNLV and New Mexico.

Although his team finished toward the middle, Junior Zac Blair took first place in the tournament overall, shooting a 7-under par.

Blair was in first place after the first day of the tournament and held on to the lead on the second day.

Freshmen Devon Purser and McCoy Willey were the next two best golfers for BYU and showed promise in their first collegiate level tournament.

Other competitors for the Cougars included sophomore Cole Ogden and sophomore Jordan Hammer.

The team will compete again on Oct. 10 as it hosts Cougar Day in Provo.

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