Provo, Utah - Finishing off the regular season in the mountains, the Tigers took home a sixth place finish at the PING Cougar Classic as the tournament came to a close on Tuesday afternoon. Pacific ended its tournament at two-over par after a +4, 292, during the third and final round of action at the Riverside Country Club. The Tigers' stint in Provo marked the team's final preparation for the WCC Championships as they will take on the conference's best in Danville, Calif. at the end of the month at the Blackhawk Country Club.
As he has done throughout the second half of the season for the Tigers, freshman Tyler Burns continued to get stronger as the tournament went on as the first-year Tiger came up with his best finish in Provo on Tuesday afternoon after shooting a team-best 69 to go three-under. The freshman buried five-birdies on the day to balance off a pair of bogies and finish his overall tournament at two-under par and in a tie for 14th on the leaderboard. The 14th place finish just missed tying his best finish of the year after closing out the Goodwin in 13th overall just two weeks prior.
The tournament title went to the host Cougars as BYU ran away with its home tournament at 35-under par, 26 shots better than second place Wyoming. The Cougars' success was made possible by three top-five finishes including the individual championship that was claimed by Austin Christensen who charged past the first day leader to finish at -11 and take a one-shot victory.