Kuest and Fishburn help BYU men's golf to a first-place tie after two rounds | BYU Cougar Club

Kuest and Fishburn help BYU men's golf to a first-place tie after two rounds

(Photo by BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)

FRESNO, Calif. — BYU men’s golf is tied for first place after two rounds of the Nick Watney Invitational as Peter Kuest and Patrick Fishburn shot under par at Sunnyside Golf Course on Monday.

"We had a really good morning round," BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. "It was great to see Peter (Kuest) and Patrick (Fishburn) shoot under par. We hung in there in the second round, but we need to manage the course a little bit better. It's the kind of course that is challenging if you don't play the ball at the right angle. We have a chance to win, but we will need some help from our three, four and five guys tomorrow."

The Cougars fired 283-293 to shoot +8 through 36 holes; the team’s first-round 283 was the lowest team round of the day. BYU is tied for first place with in-state rival Utah and West Coast Conference foes Loyola Marymount and Saint Mary’s.

Kuest carded 65-72 to shoot 5-under on Monday. The sophomore played bogey-free golf in the morning round and birdied six holes to shoot the lowest score on day one of the Nick Watney Invitational. Kuest sits in first place, leading all players at 5-under.

Fishburn also recorded a top-five finish through 36 holes. The senior shot 1-under in round one, followed by an even-par round in the afternoon. Fishburn eagled two holes on Monday and is tied for fourth place heading into round three.

Rhett Rasmussen and CJ Lee are tied for 38th place. Rasmussen fired 72-77 (+7), while Lee carded 76-73 (+7). Kelton Hirsh is tied for 87th place.

Competing as an individual, freshman Andrew Chin fired 81-76 to shoot +15. He is tied for 81st place.

BYU men’s golf will play the third and final round of the Nick Watney Invitational on Tuesday. Links to live stats are provided on the BYU men’s golf schedule page.

Nick Watney Invitational - Oct. 2, 2017

Sunnyside Golf Course

Place Player Round 1 Round 2 Total To-Par
1 Peter Kuest 65 72 137 -5
T4 Patrick Fishburn 70 71 141 -1
T38 Rhett Rasmussen 72 77 149 +7
T38 CJ Lee 76 73 149 +7
T87 Kelton Hirsch 78 81 159 +17
T81 Andrew Chin* 81 76 157 +15

*Competed as an individual

Place Team Round 1 Round 2 Total To-Par
T1 BYU 283 293 576 +8
T1 Utah 286 290 576 +8
T1 Loyola Marymount 288 288 576 +8
T1 Saint Mary's 288 288 576 +8
5 San Francisco 294 284 578 +10
6 Fresno State 288 296 584 +16
7 Pacific 295 296 591 +23
T8 San Diego 294 300 594 +26
T8 UC Santa Barbara 299 295 594 +26
T8 Seattle University 297 297 596 +26
T11 Sacramento State 298 301 599 +31
T11 UC Irvine 304 295 599 +31
13 Gonzaga 304 296 600 +32
14 Cal Poly 301 303 604 +36
15 CSU Northridge 299 308 607 +39
16 UC Riverside 304 306 610 +42