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BYU Men’s and Women’s Golf Teams Compete in Respective Tournaments
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — The BYU men's golf team had a difficult day on the course at Poppy Hills Golf Course at the Saint Mary's Invitational on Monday.
The Cougars are currently sitting in 15th place as they struggled to compete on an overcast and windy day, with gusts up to 15-20 mph. BYU shot 26-over-par as a team through the first 18 holes.
“We struggled today,” BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. “We didn't play well. I am hoping that we can come out and compete better tomorrow.”
Sophomore Patrick Fishburn proved to be the player that delivered on the first day. He shot three-over-par for the day and is tied for 30th place.
“Patrick played pretty well for us,” Brockbank said. “We'll need him and others to step up tomorrow.”
Sophomore Zach Pritchard and freshman Kaimakani Ruiz both shot seven-over-par through 18 holes, while sophomore CJ Lee shot nine-over-par. Hawaii native Spencer Dunaway shot ten-over-par for the day. Pritchard and Ruiz are tied for 67th place.
Saint Mary's leads the tournament at five-under-par as a team after the first day. Other West Coast Conference opponent Santa Clara is tied for third overall, shooting 290 as a team.
The second round of the Saint Mary's Invitational will be played on Tuesday. Daily results can be found at BYUcougars.com.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The BYU women's golf team is in second place after the first day of the Ptarmigan Ram Classic on Monday, in Ft. Collins. Colo.
“I'm very impressed by our play so far,” BYU head coach Carrie Roberts said. “We played good the first 18 holes, and played even better the last 18. I'm grateful for where we are, and look forward to tomorrow.”
After the first 36 holes, Long Beach State is in first place at two-over-par, and BYU trails closely at four-over-par in the 17-team tournament hosted by Colorado State. West Coast Conference opponenent San Fransisco is also competing. The Dons are currently tied for fifth place.
All five players that traveled to the tournament placed in the top-25 of 90 players.
Freshman Rose Huang led the Cougars shooting one-under on the first 18 and one-over on the second round, putting her at even for the day. Huang is tied for tenth overall with a score of 144 after 36 holes of play. Junior Alexandra White is in 13th place as she shot one-over, with five biridies in total, and Brooklyn Anderson Hocker, another junior, is in 14th place. Senior Lea Garner, who shot 3-over-par on the day and had a total of nine birdies, is tied for 21st place with teammate Kendra Dalton.
“Rose played great. She birdied eight holes for us today. I was really impressed with her play,” Roberts said.
The remaining four players are competiting at the Hobble Creek Fall Classic as individuals. Carly Oldroyd has the highest inidividual score after the first day, tied for eighth place.
The final round of the Ptarmigan Ram Classic will be played on Tuesday. Final results can be found online at BYUcougars.com.