Litchfield, AZ—The Brigham Young University-Hawaii men's golf team shot the second-best team score for the second round in a row today to move from eighth place to finish in a tie for fifth place at the Grand Canyon Thunderbird Invitational. The Seasiders scored a team total of 296 in today's final round, eight strokes over par on the par-72 Wigwam Course to trail only tournament winner, and host, Grand Canyon for the round.
The Seasiders shot 311-293-296—900 for the tournament to tie Western New Mexico for fifth place in the 16-team tournament. Grand Canyon won the tournament easily with a total of 866, but the Seasiders' score left them just 12 strokes out of second place.
Individually, Mike Klem led the Seasiders with a final score of 78-71-74—223, tying him for tenth place individually. Dillon Dudley tied for 13th with a score of 78-71-75—224 and Scott Pickering tied for 22nd with a total of 78-73-75—226 for the Seasiders. Colten Lamb moved up several spots on the final day with an even-par 72 to finish tied for 39th with 77-81-72—230 while Trevor Gosar finished at 80-78-78—236 to tie for 56th. Grand Canyon's Jimmy Kozikowski took medalist honors with a seven-under-par 69-69-71—209 score. No other player broke par for the tournament.
BYU–Hawaii will compete in the Pacific West Conference Tournament on the same course in Litchfield Park, Arizona beginning on April 22nd.