Caleb Turner | Posted: 27 Oct 2018 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Peter Kuest takes first at Pacific Invitational with historic finish

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STOCKTON, Calif. – Peter Kuest tied the lowest three-round score in BYU golf history, going 16-under-par for the tournament en route to his second victory of the year at the Visit Stockton Pacific Invitational. The Cougars took second place as a team.

“It was a great showing from Peter Kuest, he played awesome the whole tournament,” BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. “I saw some good stuff from the team this week, but we have plenty of work still.”

Kuest shot a 64 (-7) in the final round, the lowest 18-hole score of his BYU career, to finish with a 197 (-16) over the three rounds in Stockton. The overall performance allowed Kuest to maintain the lead over Nevada’s Joey Vrzich, despite his course-record 61 (-10) in the final round. Kuest’s 54-hole finish tied Devon Purser’s for the lowest in BYU golf history, also set at the Pacific Invitational in 2012.

“It all went well today,” Kuest said. “I had a lot of really good looks at birdie and didn’t make many mistakes.” Kuest's grandfather passed away just last week, making the victory that much more special for the junior.

Rhett Rasmussen was the only other Cougar to finish in the top 20, with a final round of 70 (-1) to tie for 19th. Chad Hardy finished one over par with a 73 to tie for 27th, and Carson Lundell shot an impressive 69 (-2) to move into 30th. Austin Banz shot a 75 (+4) to tie for 34th and Kelton Hirsch also fired a 75 (+4) to finish in 70th.

West Coast Conference foes San Francisco, Saint Mary’s and and Pacific finished in third, fifth and ninth place, respectively. BYU’s next tournament is the Saint Mary’s Invitational, Nov. 5-7.

Pos. Team/Player (seed) Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total
2 Brigham Young 275 275 276 826
1 Peter Kuest (1) 66 67 64 197
T19 Rhett Rasmussen (2) 71 69 70 210
T27 Chad Hardy (5) 68 71 73 212
T30 Carson Lundell (3) 74 70 69 213
T34 Austin Banz (4) 70 69 75 214
T70 Kelton Hirsch (Brigham Young) 77 70 75 222

 

Day One Recap

Day Two Recap

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