Alexa Anderson | Posted: 30 Jan 2018 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Cougars shoot low in round three to claim fifth place

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TUCSON, Ariz. — Behind a third-round 64 from Kelton Hirsch, BYU men’s golf moved up the leaderboard to claim fifth place at the Arizona Intercollegiate at Sewailo Golf Club on Tuesday afternoon. 

After tying for 10th place through the second round, BYU fired the second-lowest round-three score, shooting -13 as a team to move to fifth place. The Cougars finished the Arizona Intercollegiate at +31.

“It was great to see the team bounce back after the first round,” BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. “I am really excited for Kelton (Hirsch). He had a great round today. He has been working so hard for a long time, so it was nice to see him shoot a great score and lead the team.”

Hirsch birdied seven holes to shoot -7 in round three. The freshman carded 80-76-64 to shoot +7 and tie for 15th place.

Rhett Rasmussen fired a final-round 70, birdying four holes on Tuesday. Rasmussen tied for 19th place at +8. Patrick Fishburn shot -4 in the third round to shoot +9 in 54 holes and claim 25th place.

CJ Lee tied for 41st at the Arizona Intercollegiate, shooting a final-round 70. Lee finished the tournament at +13. After firing a first-round 81, Peter Kuest bounced back with a second-round 70, and finished with a 76 in round three. Kuest tied for 45th.

The Cougars will continue their 2017-18 season at the John A. Burns Intercollegiate Feb. 15-17.

Day One Results

Arizona Intercollegiate - Jan. 29-30, 2018
Sewailo Golf Club

Place

Player

Round 1

Round 2 Round 3

Total

To-Par

T15

Kelton Hirsch

80

76 64

220

+7

T19

Rhett Rasmussen

80

71 70

221

+8

T25

Patrick Fishburn

81

74 67

222

+9

T41

CJ Lee

81

75 70

226

+13

T45

Peter Kuest

81

70 76

227

+14

 

Place

Team

Round 1

Round 2 Round 3

Total

To-Par

1

Arizona

313

280 269

862

+10

2

Texas A&M

307

279 278

864

+12

3

Baylor

303

281 282

866

+14

4

Saint Mary's

304

288 283

875

+23

5

BYU

322

290 271

883

+31

6

UTEP

310

286 290

886

+34

7

Cal

314

295 279

888

+36

T8

New Mexico

313

286 292

891

+39

T8

UTSA

306

295 279

891

+39

T10

San Diego St.

325

283 290

898

+46

T10

Santa Clara

312

304 282

898

+46

12

Washington 

316

298 288

902

+50

13

LMU

310 304 289 903 +51
14

Iowa State

325 287 307 919 +67
15

New Mexico St.

321 303 296 920 +68
T16

Denver

328 313 293 934 +82
T16

Louisiana Tech

325 300 309 934 +82
18

South Dakota St.

329 312 308 949 +97

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