Alexa Anderson | Posted: 27 Feb 2017 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Cougars tied for ninth after 36 holes at National Invitational Tournament

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TUCSON, Ariz. — BYU men's golf is currently tied for ninth place after two rounds of play at the National Invitational Tournament on Monday, as Patrick Fishburn and Rhett Rasmussen tied for 17th place, respectively.

"We played mediocre golf today," BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. "We hit way too many loose shots and we lacked mental discipline on key holes. We also hit the ball on the short side of the hole, and that made it difficult to get the ball in the hole. We need a good round tomorrow to climb out of the hole we are in."

Playing at the Omni Tucson National-Catalina Course, BYU began the event shooting 3-over-par as a team through the first 18 holes of play. During round one, Rasmussen shot 1-under to lead the Cougars, while Fishburn and CJ Lee both shot 1-over-par. Peter Kuest rounded out the team score in round one shooting 2-over-par.

The Cougars shot even par as a team in round two to sit at 3-over-par after 36 holes. Fishburn led the Cougars in the second round shooting 3-under-par. The junior birdied four holes on the front nine in round two, including three-straight on holes 2, 3 and 4.

After 36 holes, Rasmussen and Fishburn sit at 2-under. Kuest is tied for 41st at 3-over, while Lee is tied for 54th at 5-over-par. Spencer Dunaway finished the day at 10-over and is currently tied for 76th place.

Iowa State leads the field of teams at 27-under-par, with Arizona State one-stroke behind. West Coast Conference foes Santa Clara and San Francisco are tied for seventh place. In-state rival Utah is tied for 11th place at 8-over-par. 

Teams will resume play Tuesday with an 8 a.m. MST shotgun start. Links to live stats can be found on the BYU men's golf schedule page

National Invitational Tournament - Feb. 27, 2017

Omni Tucson National-Catalina Course

Place Player Round 1 Round 2 Total To-Par
T17 Patrick Fishburn 73 69 142 -2
T17 Rhett Rasmussen 71 71 142 -2
T41 Peter Kuest 74 73 147 +3
T54 CJ Lee 73 76 149 +5
T76 Spencer Dunaway 79 75 154 +10

Place Team Round 1 Round 2 Total To-Par
1 Iowa State 274 275 549 -27
2 Arizona State 280 270 550 -26
3 UNLV 278 277 555 -21
4 UTEP 283 286 569 -7
5 Arizona 289 281 570 -6
6 Colorado State 293 282 575 -1
T7 Santa Clara 289 287 576 E
T7 San Francisco 281 295 576 E
T9 BYU 291 288 579 +3
T9 Notre Dame 296 283 579 +3
T11 New Mexico State 294 290 584 +8
T11 Utah 292 292 584 +8
T13 San Jose State 303 288 591 +15
T13 Wyoming 296 295 591 +15
15 Princeton 311 285 596 +20
16 Nevada 303 297 600 +24

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