Alexa Anderson | Posted: 28 Oct 2017 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Fishburn medals, Cougars take second at Pacific Invitational

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STOCKTON, Calif. — A third-round 65 propelled senior Patrick Fishburn to a first-place finish at the Pacific Invitational on Saturday while No. 29 BYU men's golf took second place.

"I really liked the way we started this morning," BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. "We had some energy today that we didn't have the first two days. Our guys played really solid. Santa Clara played great today; we put plenty of pressure on them the last two days, but they got the job done. We had a chance but just let it get away."

Fishburn, individually ranked No. 39 by Golfstat.com, played bogey-free golf on Saturday, finishing the day with five birdies and an eagle. The Ogden, Utah, native shot -13 for the tournament to claim his first medalist honors and fourth top-10 finish of the season.

"Patrick (Fishburn) played great to get the win," Brockbank said. "He started making some great putts."

The Cougars fired -15 on Saturday to shoot -26 through 54 holes and claim second place. No. 22 Santa Clara placed first at -30 and No. 48 Saint Mary's took third place at -16. Host Pacific tied for sixth place at -4.

Rhett Rasmussen and Peter Kuest posted top-20 finishes. Rasmussen placed 13th, while Kuest placed 17th. Rasmussen fired a final-round 69 to shoot -6 and Kuest carded 73 to finish the Pacific Invitational at -4.

CJ Lee's 67 in round three led him to a 23rd place finish. Lee shot -2 through 54 holes. Spencer Dunaway tied for 48th at +3, and Kelton Hirsch, who competed as an individual, tied for 37th at +2.

BYU men's golf will play in its last tournament of the fall season at the Saint Mary's Invitational on Nov. 6-8.

Day One Results

Day Two Results

Pacific Invitational - Oct. 26-28, 2017

The Reserve at Spanos Park

Place Player Round 1 Round 2 Round 3  Total  To-Par
1 Patrick Fishburn 70 68 65 203 -13
13 Rhett Rasmussen 68 73 69 210 -6
17 Peter Kuest 70 69 73 212 -4
T23 CJ Lee 73 74 67 214 -2
T48 Spencer Dunaway 73 74 72 219 +3
T37 Kelton Hirsch* 74 72 71 217 +2

*Competed as an individual

Place Team Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total To-Par
1 No. 22 Santa Clara 279 283 272 834 -30
2 No. 29 BYU 281 284 273 838 -26
3 No. 48 Saint Mary's 287 288 273 848 -16
4 Nevada 283 282 288 853 -11
5 Grand Canyon 283 286 287 856 -8
T6 Pacific 287 288 285 860 -4
T6 Long Beach State 283 289 288 860 -4
8 South Dakota 285 287 289 861 -3
9 Fresno State 289 291 282 862 -2
10 San Jose State 287 290 286 863 -1
11 Denver 282 292 290 864 E
12 Oregon State 290 291 286 867 +3
13 UC Riverside 287 295 289 871 +7
14 Seattle University 290 301 281 872 +8
T15 UC Irvine 288 289 296 873 +9
T15 Boise State 295 292 286 873 +9
T17 Sacramento State 300 290 296 886 +22
T17 CSU - Northridge 295 296 295 886 +22
19 Temple 295 303 297 895 +31
20 Pacific (B) 312 302 291 905 +41

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