Alexa Anderson | Posted: 31 Mar 2017 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Cougars in fifth after round one of The Goodwin

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STANFORD, Calif. — BYU men's golf sits in fifth place out of 24 teams after the first round of The Goodwin held at Stanford Golf Course on Thursday.

"We are playing in a strong field with so many good, quality teams," BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. "It reminds me of an NCAA regional event. The conditions were really tough in the afternoon, the rough is long and the greens are firm and fast. The team hung in there pretty well today. We started solid and stayed focused the whole round. We had a few stray shots that cost us at the end, but it was nice to see all of the guys stay focused for 18 holes. Peter Kuest played solid all day today. It was nice to see him lead the team. The freshman is playing some good golf right now."

Kuest shot even par in the first round to lead the Cougars with a team-best 11th-place individual finish. The freshman birdied five holes in round one. Patrick Fishburn also posted a top-20 first round score. The junior, who is currently tied for 18th place, carded a 71. Fishburn fired 2-under on the front nine and shot 3-over on the back.

The Cougars sit behind Stanford, Washington, SMU and USC at 8-over-par. West Coast Conference foe Pepperdine is tied for eighth place, while Pacific is tied for 11th. Saint Mary's and San Francisco are in 15th and 21st place, respectively.

Rhett Rasmussen posted a 72 in Thursday's round of 18. Rasmussen is tied for 28th place going into round two. 

CJ Lee and Zach Pritchard both carded 5-over rounds in round one. The duo is tied for 63rd place after 18 holes of play.

BYU will continue rounds two and three of The Goodwin on Friday and Saturday. Links to live stats can be found on the BYU men's golf schedule page.

The Goodwin - March 30, 2017

Stanford Golf Course

Place Player Round 1 Total To-Par
T11 Peter Kuest 70 70 E
T18 Patrick Fishburn 71 71 +1
T27 Rhett Rasmussen 72 72 +2
T63 CJ Lee 75 75 +5
T63 Zach Pritchard 75 75 +5
Place Team Round 1 Total To-Par
1 Stanford 276 276 -4
2 Washington 283 283 +3
3 SMU 284 284 +4
4 USC 285 285 +5
5 BYU 288 288 +8
T6 UNLV 289 289 +9
T6 Oregon State 289 289 +9
T8 Colorado State 292 292 +12
T8 Pepperdine 292 292 +12
T8 No. Colorado 292 292 +12
T11 Wyoming 294 294 +14
T11 Pacific 294 294 +14
T13 Cal Poly 296 296 +16
T13 Oregon 296 296 +16
T15 UCLA 298 298 +18
T15 Colorado 298 298 +18
T15 Saint Mary's 298 298 +18
19 Chico State 299 299 +19
20 Fresno State 300 300 +20
21  USF 301 301 +21
22  Nevada 302 302 +22
23 UC Davis 306 306 +26
24 San Jose State 317 317 +37

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