Josh Carter | Posted: 23 Oct 2019 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

BYU takes second at Pacific Invitational

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STOCKTON, Calif. — BYU men’s golf shot a two-under 284 Wednesday to secure a second-place finish at the Pacific Invitational.

“We had a great start to the round today and we’ll take the result,” BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. “We need to get back to practice and go to work.”

The Cougars shot a combined 851 (-13) through three rounds of play, finishing just three strokes behind first-place San Jose State. With the result, BYU now has four top-two finishes in as many tournaments this season.

Three Cougars placed inside the top-10 individually at the three-day event. Rhett Rasmussen finished in fourth place after posting a total score of 208 (-8) to lead the way for BYU. Carson Lundell came next, tying for seventh place after shooting a team-low 67 (-5) in Wednesday’s final round and a combined 212 (-4) through three rounds. Lundell also posted a tournament-high 17 birdies. Peter Kuest tied for tenth, carding a tournament-high three eagles and a total score of 213 (-3).

Cole Ponich and Kelton Hirsch rounded out the scoring for the Cougars, finishing tied for 34th and tied for 70th, respectively. Ponich shot a two-over 218 while Hirsch posted a 10-over 226. Competing as an individual, Brock Stanger shot a 216 (E) and finished tied for 22nd.

BYU finished two strokes ahead of third-place Nevada and three ahead of WCC-foe Santa Clara, which finished fourth. Other WCC-foe and tournament-host Pacific finished 16th.

The Cougars play next at the Saint Mary’s Invitational in Pebble Beach, California, Nov. 4-6, in their final tournament of the fall season. Live stats and the leaderboard will be available at  

Day One Recap

Day Two Recap

Final Individual Results

Player Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total To Par Position
Rhett Rasmussen 71 65 72 208 -8 4
Carson Lundell 75 70 67 212 -4 T7
Peter Kuest 72 70 71 213 -3 T10
Cole Ponich 73 71 74 218 +2 T34
Kelton Hirsch 80 71 75 226 +10 T70
*Brock Stanger 75 69 72 216 E T22

*Competing as individual

Final Team Results (Top 5 Only)

Team Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total To Par Position
San Jose State 282 281 285 848 -16 1
BYU 291 276 284 851 -13 2
Nevada 292 281 280 853 -11 3
Santa Clara 289 285 280 854 -10 4
Long Beach State 286 283 287 856 -8 5

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