BYU Men’s Golf kicks off season with tournament in California

The BYU men’s golf team will participate in its first tournament since the COVID-19 shutdown beginning on Oct. 5 in Monterey, California.

The golfers will play in the Pasadera Collegiate Invite with 36 holes on Monday, Oct. 5, followed by 18 on Tuesday, Oct. 6.

BYU will be one of five West Coast Conference teams participating in the tournament. The others are Saint Mary’s, San Diego, Loyola Marymount, and Pepperdine.

“Despite losing PING First-Team All-American Peter Kuest and honorable mention Rhett Rasmussen, eight golfers will return for the 2020-21 season,” the team said in a press release.

The returning players include seniors Austin Banz, Spencer Dunaway, Kelton Hirsch and Brock Stanger. In addition to the seniors, BYU also returns Carson Lundell, a junior, along with sophomores Cole Ponich, Elijiah Turner and Brock Goyen. The golf team welcomes newcomers David Timmins, a sophomore transfer from Westminster College, and freshman Max Brenchley. 

According to the press release, the Cougars are participating in three events this fall. After the Pasadera Collegiate Invite, the Cougars will compete in the La Purisima College Invite in Lompoc, California on Oct 19-20, followed by the Rustic Collegiate Classic on Nov 5-6 in Moorpark, California.

The team hopes to have similar success to last season when BYU won tournaments at the Nick Watney Invitational and Jerry Pate Intercollegiate Tournament and ended the season ranked No. 17 in the Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll.

Live scoring for the tournament can be found on Golfstat.com.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Top Sports Stories

4 questions headed into BYU football training camp

August is here and BYU football will be back in action at fall training camp this week. Here are four critical questions on fans' minds as practices begin.

Cougars in the pros: BYU pitcher makes Major League debut for Chicago Cubs

Former BYU pitcher Michael Rucker made his Major League Baseball debut on July 30 for the Chicago Cubs and BYU men's basketball star Yoeli Childs will be playing with the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Summer League Aug. 8-17.

BYU football receiving corps looks to utilize full potential

As BYU football looks to maintain its scoring prowess on offense in 2021, the current crop of pass-catchers raises a series of questions.

Former BYU quarterback Zach Wilson signs rookie contract

Former BYU quarterback and No. 2 NFL draft pick Zach Wilson officially signed his rookie contract with the New York Jets on Thursday following a brief holdout.
- Advertisement -
Print Friendly, PDF & Email