Alexa Anderson | Posted: 23 Jan 2017 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

BYU tied for seventh place, Rasmussen tied for 11th after day one

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TUCSON, Ariz. — Behind an 11th place finish from Rhett Rasmussen, BYU men's golf is tied for seventh place overall after the first round of the Arizona Intercollegiate, at the Sewailo Golf Club.

Teams were originally scheduled to complete two rounds of play Monday, but, due to darkness, play was suspended. The final holes of the second round will be played on Tuesday morning. Scores for the second round will be posted here when teams finish round two.

"It was a cold, windy day, with winds up to 25-30 mph," BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. "This course is fun and challenging when there is not a lot of wind. I am proud of the guys for hanging in there. Rhett (Rasmussen) played well this morning. Patrick (Fishburn) and Rhett hit some good shots for the conditions we had. If we can make some pars and birdies tomorrow, we can hopefully finish the second round respectably and claim a top-5 finish."

The Cougars shot 18-over-par on the day for a total score of 302 in the first round. BYU shares seventh place with host Arizona and Iowa State, while Oregon and New Mexico are tied for first place at nine-over-par (293).

Rasmussen led the Cougars, finishing the day at two-over-par (73). The freshman, in an eight-way tie for 11th place individually, birdied three holes in the first round of play. In a shotgun start, Rasmussen began the round on the sixth hole and started strong birdying holes eight and nine. He also birdied 17.

Patrick Fishburn also finished in the top-20 after first round scores were posted. The junior shot three-over-par (74) through 18 holes, birdying holes 12 and 15. Fishburn is tied for 19th place, individually. CJ Lee shot six-over-par (77) in Monday's first round. Lee is tied for 38th place.

Freshman Peter Kuest shot a 78 in the first round for a 42nd place finish, while Spencer Dunaway sits in 52nd place overall. Dunaway shot eight-over-par (79) in round one.

Players will resume second round play Tuesday morning at 7:45 a.m. MST. The third round of play will follow. Links to live stats can be found on the BYU men's golf schedule page.

Arizona Intercollegiate - Jan. 23-24, 2017  

(Stats are for first round of play only)

Place Player Round 1 Total To-Par
T11 Rhett Rasmussen 73 73 +2
T19 Patrick Fishburn 74 74 +3
T38 CJ Lee 77 77 +6
T42 Peter Kuest 78 78 +7
T52 Spencer Dunaway 79 79 +8

Place Team Round 1 Total To-Par
T1 Oregon 293 293 +9
T1 New Mexico 293 293 +9
3 Pepperdine 294 294 +10
4 Washington 299 299 +15
5 California 300 300 +16
6 UTEP 301 301 +17
T7 BYU 302 302 +18
T7  Arizona 302 302 +18
T7 Iowa State 302 302 +18
10 Texas A&M 303 303 +19
11 Denver 304 304 +20
12 UCLA 306 306 +22
13  Washington St. 309 309 +25
T14 New Mexico St. 316 316 +32
T14 Gonzaga 316 316 +32
16 Louisiana Tech 318 318 +34
17  So. Illinois 319 319 +35
18 So. Dakota St. 328 328 +44

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