Alexa Anderson | Posted: 18 Apr 2018 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Rasmussen, Fishburn finish in top 10, BYU ties for third at WCC Championships

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SANTEE, Calif. — Rhett Rasmussen and Patrick Fishburn recorded top-10 finishes helping No. 40 BYU men’s golf to a third-place tie at the 2018 West Coast Conference Golf Championships on Wednesday at Carlton Oaks Golf Club.

"Rhett (Rasmussen) had a great finish this week," BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. "We played okay today, but we didn't play our best on the last few holes. Pepperdine's performance during the tournament was very impressive."

The Cougars fired a team score of 294 (+6) in round three to finish the tournament at +2, tying with No. 50 Santa Clara. No. 33 Pepperdine claimed the WCC title, finishing the tournament with a record-setting score of -26. With the victory, the Waves claimed their 19th WCC title and first since 2015.

Rasmussen carded 73 (+1) in Wednesday's final round, finishing the event at -5. He fired 37 on the front nine, prior to shooting 36 on the back nine, and had two birdies on the day. Rasmussen tied for third place, logging his third top-10 finish of the 2017-18 season.

Fishburn also finished in the top 10, as the senior recorded a ninth place finish. He has eight top-10 finishes on the year. Fishburn fired a 75 in round three to end the tournament at -1.

Spencer Dunaway placed 21st, while CJ Lee tied for 29th place. Dunaway shot +1 in the third round to finish the tournament at +4. Lee fired a final-round score of 77 to end the event at +8.

Peter Kuest carded his best round of the WCC Golf Championships on Wednesday, with a 73. Kuest tied for 43rd at +16.

BYU men's golf awaits a potential postseason bid to one of six NCAA Division I Regional Championships.

Day One Recap

Day Two Recap

2018 WCC Golf Championships - April 16-18, 2018

Place Player Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total To-Par
T3 Rhett Rasmussen 72 66 73 211 -5
T9 Patrick Fishburn 71 69 75 215 -1
21 Spencer Dunaway 76 71 73 220 +4
T29 CJ Lee 78 69 77 224 +8
T43 Peter Kuest 81 78 73 232 +16

 

Place Team Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total To-Par
1 No. 33 Pepperdine 280 283 275 838 -26
Saint Mary's 282 296 285 863 -1
T3 BYU 297 275 294 866 +2
T3 Santa Clara 290 291 285 866 +2
5 San Francisco 290 295 287 872 +8
6 LMU 292 294 292 878 +14
7 San Diego 302 290 290 882 +18
8 Pacific 300 297 286 883 +19
9 Gonzaga 292 295 299 886 +22

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