Alexa Anderson | Posted: 1 Apr 2017 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Rasmussen claims medalist honors, Cougars tie for 8th at The Goodwin

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STANFORD, Calif. — BYU men’s golf tied for eighth at The Goodwin behind a first place individual finish from freshman Rhett Rasmussen at Stanford Golf Course on Saturday.

“This course is tough,” BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. “We played so poorly yesterday, but I am pleased with how the team bounced back today. We still have a long way to go, but we made progress.”

The Cougars fired a team-best round of 285 on Saturday to move from 10th to eighth place. BYU shot +34 for the tournament in the 49th year of The Goodwin.

Rasmussen led the Cougars, carding 72-64-70 for the tournament. The freshman birdied holes 1, 4 and 14 on Saturday, and birdied 12 holes in three rounds of play.

“It was good to see Rhett (Rasmussen) win The Goodwin,” Brockbank said. “It is exciting for him. His 64 yesterday was something. We knew he had it in him. It was probably one of the best rounds of golf I have seen in a while.”

Rasmussen’s 64 was the lowest by any competitor in The Goodwin and is a team-best round for any Cougar this season.

“I played a pretty flawless round yesterday (Friday),” Rasmussen said. “It was probably the most complete round I have played all year. It’s great to be able to play with some of the best players in the country. This win gives me confidence that I can compete.”

Patrick Fishburn tied for 31st place, firing 71-75-71. The junior shot 7-over for the tournament. Peter Kuest carded a 72 on Saturday to finish at 13-over for the event.

CJ Lee and Zach Pritchard rounded out the scoring for BYU. Lee shot 20-over, while Pritchard shot 21-over.

Host Stanford finished first in the event, shooting -3 through 54 holes. West Coast Conference foe Pepperdine placed sixth, while Saint Mary’s took 10th. San Francisco tied for 12th and Pacific finished in 20th place.

BYU men’s golf will travel to Seattle April 3-4 to participate in the Seattle Invitational held at Chambers Bay Golf Course, the site of the 2015 U.S. Open Championship.

The Goodwin - March 30-April 1, 2017

Stanford Golf Course

Place Player Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total To-Par
1 Rhett Rasmussen 72 64 70 206 -4
T31 Patrick Fishburn 71 75 71 217 +7
T63 Peter Kuest 70 81 72 223 +13
T106 CJ Lee 75 83 72 230 +20
T110 Zach Pritchard 75 81 75 232 +21

 

Place Team Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total To-Par
1 No. 12 Stanford 276 288 273 837 -3
2 No. 1 USC 285 280 281 846 +6
3 No. 15 UNLV 289 284 277 850 +10
4 No. 5 Oregon 296 281 277 854 +14
5 No. 36 Washington 283 291 286 860 +20
6 No. 28 Pepperdine 292 299 279 870 +30
7 SMU 284 303 285 872 +32
T8 No. 44 BYU 288 301 285 874 +34
T8 No. Colorado 292 295 287 874 +34
10 Saint Mary's 298 290 287 875 +35
11 Cal Poly 296 295 288 879 +39
T12 USF 301 298 283 882 +42
T12 Nevada 302 294 286 882 +42
14 Wyoming 294 293 296 883 +43
T15 No. 19 Colorado 298 301 285 884 +44
T15 UCLA 298 302 284 884 +44
T17 Colorado State 292 298 297 887 +47
T17 Oregon State 289 305 293 887 +47
19 UC Davis 306 302 282 890 +50
20 Pacific 294 302 282 890 +50
21 Fresno State 300 301 294 895 +55
22 Marquette 298 293 305 896 +56
23 San Jose State 317 295 292 904 +64
24 Chico State 299 302 306 906 +66

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