Alexa Anderson | Posted: 19 Mar 2016 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Two finish in top-20, team finishes in sixth at Desert Shootout

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GOODYEAR, Ariz.  — Tying for seventh place individually, Patrick Fishburn led the Cougars to a sixth-place finish at the Desert Shootout on Saturday.

“Everyone played some quality golf over the 54 holes played,” BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. “We took a baby step in the right direction this week. This was the first tournament that we have had two guys finish in the top 20. It was nice to see Spencer get his first top-20 finish. Today we showed signs of strong play on the front nine, but we had some loose tee shots and inconsistent putting down the stretch.”

Fishburn finished the tournament at 10 under. He shot 3 under on the day, birdying five holes in Saturday’s 18 holes. Along with Fishburn, Spencer Dunaway finished tied for 15th. This is the first time of the 2015-16 season that the Cougars have had two players place in the top 20.

Dunaway shot under par in all three rounds: round one (-3), round two (-3) and round three (-1). Dunaway tied for 15th place in the Desert Shootout, shooting 7 under for the event. Dunaway also birdied five holes on the day.

Austen Christiansen shot even par for the tournament. He finished the event tied for 53rd place. Christiansen birdied four holes in today’s round of 18 and eagled the par-5 11th hole.

Kaimakani Ruiz and Zach Pritchard shot 2 over and 6 over, respectively. Ruiz birdied two holes in Saturday’s round. Pritchard shot 1 over on the day, birdying six holes. Ruiz and Pritchard tied for 62nd and 86th, respectively. 

BYU men’s golf will continue its spring season as the team travels to Palo Alto, California to participate in The Goodwin March 24-26.

Desert Shootout - March 18-19, 2016

Place Player Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Strokes Total
T7 Patrick Fishburn 71 66 69 206 -10
T15 Spencer Dunaway 69 69 71 209 -7
T53 Austen Christiansen 72 73 71 216 E
T62 Kaimakani Ruiz 68 74 76 218 +2
T86 Zach Pritchard 76 73 73 222 +6

 

Place

Team Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total To Par
1 Iowa State  276 275 272 823 -41
2 No. 41 Kansas 279 276 276 831 -33
3 UMKC 274 284 276 834 -30
4 NIU 279 284 275 838 -26
5 Eastern Michigan 284 283 272 839 -25
6 BYU 280 281 284 845 -19
7 Colorado State 277 288 281 846 -18
8 Kansas State 284 284 281 849 -15
9 Northern Colorado 284 284 283 851 -13
10 Idaho 281 289 283 853 -11
11 Columbia 283 291 280 854 -10
12 Nebraska 288 288 279 855 -9
13 Wichita State 282 290 285 857 -7
14 George Washington 290 282 288 860 -4
15 Boise State 296 286 279 861 -3
16 Tulsa 288 294 284 866 +2
17  Denver 288 301 284 873 +9
18 Nebraska Omaha 291 298 287 876 +12
19 Grand Canyon 298 295 297 890 +26
20 SUU 301 304 297 902 +38

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