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Cougars atop leaderboard after first round of WCC Championships

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PROVO, Utah — BYU men’s golf leads all teams at the 2017 West Coast Conference Golf Championships at 9-under, as the Cougars finished out the first round strong at the par-72 Riverside Country Club golf course on Thursday.

The No. 27 ranked Cougar women's golf team finished in second place behind No. 36 Pepperdine in the first day of the 2017 WCC Golf Championships at +8. Rose Huang and Alexandra White are tied for second place at +1.

Women's Day 1 Recap

"It was nice to see the guys get going a little bit," BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. "The weather kind of kept people in check, but we hung in there and finished strong. Golf is about finishing all 18 holes, and we closed out the round really nicely."

The No. 47 ranked Cougars carded a score of 279 in the first round of conference tournament play. BYU closed out the round shooting 7-under as a team on holes six through nine. Saint Mary's trails BYU at 5-under, while No. 22 Pepperdine sits in third place at 2-under.

Patrick Fishburn led BYU men's golf, carding a 3-under 33 on the front nine. The junior eagled the seventh hole and birdied four holes. Fishburn is tied for second place at 4-under-par, carding 68 on Thursday.

Spencer Dunaway is tied for fifth place. The sophomore fired a 69 to shoot 3-under. Peter Kuest shot 2-under in the first round of the WCC Championships. Dunaway and Kuest both birdied four holes on Thursday.

Rhett Rasmussen and CJ Lee rounded out the scoring for BYU. Rasmussen shot even par in round one, while Lee shot 2-over-par. Rasmussen is tied for 17th place and Lee is tied for 26th.

BYU men's golf will continue WCC Championship second round play on Friday with tee times starting at 8:50 a.m. MDT. The 2017 Championships are free and open to the public. Fans can download a map of Riverside Country Club, if they choose to attend. Links to live stats are also provided on the BYU men's golf schedule page.

2017 West Coast Conference Golf Championships - April 20, 2017

Riverside Country Club Golf Course

Place Player Round 1 Total To-Par
T2 Patrick Fishburn 68 68 -4
T5 Spencer Dunaway 69 69 -3
T9 Peter Kuest 70 70 -2
T17 Rhett Rasmussen 72 72 E
T26 CJ Lee 74 74 +2

Place Team Round 1 Total To-Par
1 No. 47 BYU 279 279 -9
2 Saint Mary's 283 283 -5
3 No. 22 Pepperdine 285 285 -3
T4 LMU 286 286 -2
T4 Santa Clara 286 286 -2
T6 San Diego 289 289 +1
T6 Gonzaga 289 289 +1
8 San Francisco 290 290 +2
9 Pacific 297 297 +9