Alexa Anderson | Posted: 11 Apr 2017 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Cougars win PING, Fishburn, Dunaway tie for third

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PROVO, Utah — BYU men's golf fired an 11-under team round to claim first place at 22-under in the PING Cougar Classic held at Riverside Country Club on Tuesday. Patrick Fishburn and Spencer Dunaway both recorded top-3 finishes.

"I think we were tied with three other teams after the first nine holes," BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. "It was great to see the guys step up and do what they did on the back nine to pull away. It was just so impressive. That round that Spencer Dunaway shot today was off the charts. To be where we have been the last six tournaments and see what happened today, I couldn't be more excited for this team."

The Cougars shot the lowest round as a team on Tuesday, shooting a total score of 277. BYU pulled ahead on the back nine to create distance between Loyola Marymount and Utah. BYU carded 278-287-277 in three rounds of play to win the PING Cougar Classic by eight strokes. Loyola Marymount finished in second place at -14, with the Utes finished in third place at -12.

Fishburn and Dunaway tied for third place out of 65 participants. Fishburn, who fired a 65 Monday morning, finished at -6 after shooting a 70 on Tuesday. Dunaway posted a 68 on Tuesday to shoot -6 for the event.

Rhett Rasmussen carded the lowest round of any Cougar on Tuesday. The freshman fired a 67 to move to -3 after 54 holes. Rasmussen tied for 12th place.

Peter Kuest and CJ Lee rounded out the scoring for BYU. Kuest ended the two-day tournament tied for 23rd place at +1 while Lee concluding the event tied at 33rd with a 219 three-day total.

Senior Zach Pritchard competed individually and shot his lowest round, a 69, in Tuesday's final 18 holes to tie for 27th place.

West Coast Conference foes Santa Clara and Saint Mary's finished the event tied in fourth place. San Francisco placed sixth while Pacific ended the event in 10th. Utah Valley University finished in eighth place followed by Boise State in ninth. Westminster College concluded the event in 11th place. 

With the first place finish at the PING Cougar Classic, BYU men's golf concludes the 2016-17 regular season. The Cougars will be back at Riverside Country Club next week when they compete in the West Coast Conference Championship, April 20-22.

PING Cougar Classic - April 10-11, 2017

Riverside Country Club

Place Player Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total To-Par
T3 Patrick Fishburn 65 75 70 210 -6
T3 Spencer Dunaway 70 72 68 210 -6
T12 Rhett Rasmussen 74 72 67 213 -3
T23 Peter Kuest 72 68 77 217 +1
T33 CJ Lee 71 76 72 219 +3
T27 *Zach Pritchard 77 72 69 217 +2

*Individual

Place Team Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total To-Par
1 BYU 278 287 277 842 -22
2 Loyola Marymount 281 286 283 850 -14
3 Utah 276 290 286 852 -12
T4 Santa Clara 285 288 282 855 -9
T4 Saint Mary's 283 284 288 855 -9
6 San Francisco 286 292 283 861 -3
7 UAB 287 293 283 863 -1
8 Utah Valley 292 282 293 867 +3
9 Boise State 291 292 291 874 +10
10 Pacific 294 300 288 882 +18
11 Westminster College 308 305 293 906 +42

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