Caleb Turner | Posted: 20 Apr 2019 | Updated: 24 Dec 2020

BYU, Kuest take first at PING Cougar Classic

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PROVO, Utah — Peter Kuest shot under 70 in all three rounds to win the individual title and lead BYU men’s golf to a first-place trophy at the PING Cougar Classic on Saturday at Riverside Country Club.

“I can’t even tell you how pleased I am,” BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. “To have the guys step up when they needed to was so satisfying.”

BYU combined for 13 birdies on the final six holes to pull away for the win at 24-under-par for the weekend, beating runner-up Boise State by five strokes. 

Kuest shot a 69 (-3) in the final round, including a birdie on the 18th hole, to put his total score at 199, and win the tournament by eight strokes. It is his fifth first-place finish this season. He recorded rounds of 64 (-8) and 66 (-6) on Friday. 

Carson Lundell and Chad Hardy came next for the Cougars, tying for 14th and 18th place with a 72 (E) and 71 (-1) in the final round.

Rhett Rasmussen and Kelton Hirsch both went two-under on the day for 37th and 52nd place, respectively. Individual competitor Brock Stanger equaled Kuest with a 69 (-3) in the final round to tie for 10th place in the tournament.

Also playing as an individual, Austin Banz recorded a 72 (E) in the final round to tie for 37th. 

West Coast Conference foes Saint Mary’s and San Diego finished in sixth and 12th, while in-state opponents Utah Valley, Southern Utah and Utah State finished in 11th, 14th and 15th place.

Next up for the Cougars is the WCC Championships Apr. 25-27 in Stockton, Calif. at the Reserve at Spanos Park. Live stats and the leaderboard can be found on Golfstat.
 

Day One Recap

 

Pos.

Team/Player (seed)

Rd 1

Rd 2

Rd 3

Total

1

Brigham Young

281

279

280

840

1

Peter Kuest (1)

64

66

69

199

T14

Carson Lundell (3)

71

70

72

213

T18

Chad Hardy (5)

71

72

71

214

T37

Rhett Rasmussen (2)

77

71

70

218

T52

Kelton Hirsch (4)

75

76

70

221

 

T10

Brock Stanger (Brigham Young)

64

79

69

212

T37 Austin Banz (Brigham Young) 73 73 72 218

 

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