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

Men's golf places fourth at the Saint Mary's Invitational

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PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Behind top-10 finishes from Patrick Fishburn and Rhett Rasmussen, No. 24 BYU men’s golf place fourth at the Saint Mary’s Invitational on Wednesday at Poppy Hills Golf Club.

"I am pleased with how we played today," BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. "273 (-11) is always a good score at Poppy Hills. To have all five guys score well in the final round shows are depth. We are a really good team and our fall has been great. We have the potential to play with the best teams in the country, but we need to clean up some of our bogeys."

Shooting the third-lowest score on Wednesday, the Cougars shot -11 to move from sixth to fourth place to finish the Saint Mary’s Invitational at -9. No. 33 USC won the tournament and shot -28 through 54 holes. 

BYU finished best out of the four competing West Coast Conference teams, with San Francisco, No. 50 Saint Mary’s and No. 20 Santa Clara finishing in fifth, sixth and ninth, respectively.

Fishburn fired a final-round 67 to tie for second place at -8. The senior birdied five holes and bogeyed just one hole on Wednesday. Fishburn is currently ranked No. 57 in Golfstat’s Head-to-Head Player Standings. 

"Patrick (Fishburn) had another great tournament," Brockbank said, "and it was great to see Rhett (Rasmussen) play some great golf. He played three rounds at par or better."

Rasmussen also placed in the top-10, tying for eighth. The sophomore shot a third-round 68 to shoot -5 for the tournament. Rasmussen finished the day with three birdies and a hole in one on the second hole.

After carding 79 in round one, Peter Kuest bounced back with a pair of 68s in rounds two and three. Kuest birdied six holes and eagled one hole on Wednesday to finish in 36th place.

Spencer Dunaway and CJ Lee tied for 55th and 65th, respectively. Dunaway shot +7 through 54 holes, while Lee finished at +10.

BYU men’s golf will resume its 2017-18 season at the Arizona Intercollegiate on Jan. 29-30, 2018.

Day One Results

Saint Mary's Invitational - Nov. 6-8, 2017

Poppy Hills Golf Club

Place Player Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total  To-Par
T2 Patrick Fishburn 67 71 67 205 -8
T8 Rhett Rasmussen 71 69 68 208 -5
T36 Peter Kuest 79 68 68 215 +2
T55 Spencer Dunaway 76 72 72 220 +7
T65 CJ Lee 76 77 70 223 +10

 

Place Team Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total To-Par
1 No. 33 USC 287 269 269 824 -28
2 No. 13 Stanford 283 273 274 830 -22
3 No. 21 Colorado State 283 286 271 840 -12
4 No. 24 BYU 290 280 273 843 -9
5 San Francisco 281 287 279 847 -5
6 No. 50 Saint Mary's 285 280 286 851 -1
7 San Diego State 289 282 281 852 E
8 Nevada 293 281 284 858 +6
9 No. 22 Santa Clara 293 292 274 859 +7
10 Toledo 300 276 284 860 +8
11 No. 46 Arizona 292 286 284 862 +10
12 Oregon State 298 280 292 870 +18
13 Fresno State 308 277 292 877 +25
14 UC Santa Barbara 301 292 287 880 +28
T15 UT Arlington 294 290 297 881 +29
T15 UC Irvine 297 289 295 881 +29
17 Washington State 302 297 284 883 +31
18 Texas State 307 298 288 893 +41

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