Cougars win second-straight tournament, Kuest medals | BYU Cougar Club

Cougars win second-straight tournament, Kuest medals

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FRESNO, Calif. — Peter Kuest led BYU men’s golf to victory at the Nick Watney Invitational on Tuesday as the sophomore received medalist honors at Sunnyside Golf Course.

"We played a really solid back nine to get the win," BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. "I am proud of the guys for the way they hung in there today and each round this week. We scored well considering the conditions." 

BYU shot +5 as a team in round three to edge San Francisco and claim first place. The Cougars finished the Nick Watney Invitational at +13, while the Dons shot +15 to place second. In-state rival Utah finished third, shooting +22 through 54 holes.

Kuest logged his second first-place finish of his Cougar career. The 2017 West Coast Conference Championship medalist fired 65-72-73 to shoot -3 overall. Kuest birdied four holes in his final round.

"Peter (Kuest) played fabulous this week," Brockbank said. "His 65 the first round was a good as it gets. Today, he birdied three of his last six holes to win individually."

Patrick Fishburn also recorded a top-5 finish at the Nick Watney Invitational. Fishburn carded a third-round 73 to tie for third place at +1.

CJ Lee and Rhett Rasmussen tied for 14th and 27th place, respectively. Lee fired a final-round 70, the lowest of any Cougar on Tuesday, while Rasmussen carded 73.

Kelton Hirsch placed 78th and shot +22. Andrew Chin, who competed as an individual, tied for 64th place.

BYU men’s golf will compete in its third tournament of the fall at the Jerry Pate Intercollegiate on Oct. 9-10.

Nick Watney Invitational - Oct. 2-3, 2017

Sunnyside Golf Course

Place Player Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total To-Par
1 Peter Kuest 65 72 73 210 -3
T3 Patrick Fishburn 70 71 73 214 +1
T14 CJ Lee 76 73 70 219 T14
T27 Rhett Rasmussen 72 77 73 222 T27
78 Kelton Hirsch 78 81 76 235 78
T64 Andrew Chin* 81 76 74 231 T64

*Competed as an individual

Place Team Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total To-Par
1 BYU 283 293 289 865 +13
2 San Francisco 294 284 289 867 +15
3 Utah 286 290 298 874 +22
4 Saint Mary's 288 288 300 876 +24
5 Fresno State 288 296 294 878 +26
6 Loyola Marymount 288 288 304 880 +28
7 UC Santa Barbara 299 295 291 885 +33
8 Sacramento State 298 301 293 892 +40
9 San Diego 294 300 303 897 +45
T10 Pacific 295 296 310 901 +49
T10 CSU Northridge 299 308 294 901 +49
12 Seattle 297 297 308 902  +50
13 Gonzaga 304 296 305 905 +53
14 UC Irvine 304 295 307 906 +54
15 UC Riverside 304 306 308 918 +66
16 Cal Poly 301 303 315 919 +67