BYU golf team back to familiar territory

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The Cougars are eager to get back to a course they are familiar with as they play in the Mackenzie Invitational Oct. 15-16 in California.

This is the team’s fourth tournament this season, and no course was more challenging than their last course.

The course was the same course Jack Nicklaus, one of the most accomplished American golfers in history, uses for his Memorial Tournament as part of the Professional Golfer’s Association tour.

Normally, the Cougars are a little bit familiar with the golf course, as they will be with the Mackenzie Invitational. Last week’s tournament was an exception, but also a good learning experience.

After playing on this difficult course, junior Justin Keiley said he believes all the other courses from here on out will seem much easier.  But the Cougars still have to play a complete game, which they have struggled with at times.

“Our biggest problem is finishing,” Keiley said. “Basically, we need to be smarter off the tee.”

Senior Zac Blair, who came into the season as the team’s most talked about player, is looking to play better this week. He feels like getting back to a course he is familiar with will help.

“We are excited to get back to a course we have played before,” Blair said.

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