Josh Carter | Posted: 19 Sep 2019 | Updated: 22 Oct 2021

Kuest, Rasmussen honored, BYU picked second in WCC poll

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. — BYU golfers Peter Kuest and Rhett Rasmussen were selected to the All-WCC Preseason Team while the Cougars were picked to finish second in the 2019-20 WCC preseason coaches' poll released Thursday.

Kuest tallied five tournament wins and posted a 69.79 scoring average during the 2018-19 campaign, the lowest single season scoring average in program history. The Fresno, California native was also named WCC Golfer of the Year last season.

Rasmussen had five top-10 finishes last season, including one first-place finish at the NCAA Pullman Regional where he shot a program-record 195 (-15). He was also named to the 2018-19 All-WCC First Team.

Both Kuest and Rasmussen are heading into their senior seasons.

BYU was picked to finish second to the defending WCC champions Pepperdine, who tallied 64 total points in the poll to the Cougars’ 57. The Waves received eight first place votes and BYU received one.

Saint Mary’s, San Francisco and Santa Clara rounded out the preseason poll’s top five, followed by Loyola Marymount, San Diego, Pacific and Gonzaga.

The Cougars kick off the 2019-20 campaign Sept. 27-28 at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


2019-20 WCC Men's Golf Preseason Coaches Poll

Rank Team (First Place Vote) Points
1 Pepperdine (8) 64
2 BYU (1) 57
3 Saint Mary's 48
4 San Francisco 45
5 Santa Clara 32
6 LMU 25
7 San Diego 22
8 Pacific 18
9 Gonzaga 13

2019-20 All-WCC Men's Golf Preseason Team

Name Institution Year
Clay Feagler Pepperdine Sr.
Blake Hathcoat Saint Mary's Sr.
Joe Highsmith Pepperdine So.
Peter Kuest BYU Sr.
Josh McCarthy Pepperdine Sr.
Matt McCarty Santa Clara Jr.
RJ Manke Pepperdine Jr.
Rhett Rasmussen BYU Sr.
Sahith Theegala Pepperdine Sr.
Tim Widing San Francisco Sr.

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