Caleb Turner | Posted: 15 May 2019 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Rasmussen's first-place finish leads BYU to NCAA nationals

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PULLMAN, Wash. — Rhett Rasmussen took first place and BYU men’s golf placed second as a team at the Pullman Regional to advance to its second consecutive NCAA Nationals.

“It was a great day for the Cougars,” BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. “The team came to play when we needed a great final round. I am so excited for these guys to have another shot at the NCAA Finals.”

Rasmussen shot a 63 (-7) for the second day in a row to take sole possession of first place, the first Cougar to do so at an NCAA regional qualifier. He had a 195 (-15) total score to finish two strokes above second-place Zach Smith of UC Santa Barbara.

Two other Cougars finished in the top 25 on the final day: Carson Lundell with a 70 (E) and Peter Kuest with a 67 (-3), his best round of the week. Kelton Hirsch also finished with his best round, firing a 66 (-4) to finish tied for 29th. Brock Stanger shot a 71 (+1) to finish in 47th place.

Texas A&M took first at the regional, while Oklahoma, Georgia Tech and South Carolina finished behind the Cougars to also qualify for nationals. South Carolina beat Colorado State by one stroke in a tiebreaker at hole nine. UCSB’s Smith advanced as the highest individual outside of those teams.

NCAA Nationals will take place in Fayetteville, Ark., at Blessings Golf Club from May 24-29. Live stats and the leaderboard can be found at Golfstat.com.

Day One Recap

Day Two Recap

 

1 Texas A&M 269 268 270 807
6 Walker Lee (4) 67 66 67 200
T7 Chandler Phillips (1) 64 70 67 201
T12 Sam Bennett (2) 69 67 67 203
T12 Brandon Smith (3) 69 65 69 203
71 Josh Gliege (6)     72 72
2 Brigham Young 272 271 266 809
1 Rhett Rasmussen (2) 69 63 63 195
T17 Carson Lundell (3) 64 70 70 204
T24 Peter Kuest (1) 69 69 67 205
T29 Kelton Hirsch (4) 70 71 66 207
T47 Brock Stanger (5) 72 69 71 212
3 Oklahoma 270 270 270 810
T3 Blaine Hale (3) 68 62 68 198
11 Garett Reband (2) 64 70 68 202
T12 Quade Cummins (1) 69 67 67 203
T33 Patrick Welch (4) 69 72 67 208
T33 Brad Dalke (5) 69 71 68 208
4 Georgia Tech 271 270 277 818
T12 Andy Ogletree (2) 67 66 70 203
T17 Luke Schniederjans (1) 70 66 68 204
T17 Connor Howe (5) 66 70 68 204
T29 Noah Norton (4) 68 68 71 207
60 Tyler Strafaci (3) 72 73 73 218
5 South Carolina 275 277 267 819
T3 Scott Stevens (1) 67 66 65 198
T24 Ryan Hall (5) 69 70 66 205
T44 Caleb Proveaux (4) 72 69 70 211
T54 Will Miles (2) 75 73 66 214
T54 Ryan Stachler (3) 67 72 75 214
Individuals
Pos. Player (Team) Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total
2 Zach Smith (UC Santa Barbara) 65 67 65 197

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