Three in top-20, Cougars tied for fourth place after day two | BYU Cougar Club

Three in top-20, Cougars tied for fourth place after day two

(Photo by BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)

Day 1

LIHUE, Hawai’i — Placing in the top-20 individually, Patrick FishburnPeter Kuest and Rhett Rasmussen led BYU men's golf to a fourth-place tie after day two of the John Burns Intercollegiate on Thursday.

“We played some decent golf today,” BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. “The wind was a factor most of the day, which made some of the holes challenging. We made some birdies in the middle of the round that gave us some momentum, but unfortunately we gave five or six shots back finishing our round. I believe we can have our best round tomorrow if we can eliminate some of the big numbers.”

The Cougars shot 2-under-par in Thursday's round and are tied with West Coast Conference foe Santa Clara at 6-under-par. Virginia leads all teams at 25-under-par, shooting 5-under in today's round.

Fishburn, who was tied for sixth place after the first round, is tied for ninth place individually after 36 holes of play. The junior shot 2-under (34) through the first nine holes and finished the day at even par.

Kuest and Rasmussen also placed in the top-20 after round two. Kuest shot 2-under-par on the day, shooting 2-under (34) on the back nine. Kuest is currently tied for 14th place and sits at 3-under for the tournament. 

Rasmussen, who is tied for 19th place, is 2-under-par for the event. He birdied five holes Thursday.

Spencer Dunaway is tied for 54th place. The sophomore sits at 3-over-par overall and shot 1-over on the day. CJ Lee rounded out the scoring for the Cougars. Lee sits in 68th place at 5-over-par.

Austen Christiansen and Zach Pritchard are competing in the tournament as individuals. Christiansen is tied for 54th place with Dunaway, while Pritchard sits in 35th place at 1-over-par.

BYU will play the third and final round of the John Burns Intercollegiate Friday. Pairings will tee off at 8:30 a.m. HST in a shotgun start. Links to live stats can be found on the BYU men's golf schedule page

John Burns Intercollegiate - Feb. 15-16, 2017

 

Place Player Round 1 Round 2 Total To-Par
T9 Patrick Fishburn 68 72 140 -4
T14 Peter Kuest 71 70 141 -3
T19 Rhett Rasmussen 71 71 142 -2
T54 Spencer Dunaway 74 73 147 +3
T68 CJ Lee 74 75 149 +5

T35 Zach Pritchard* 74 71 145 +1
T54 Austen Christiansen* 76 71 147 +3

*Individuals

Place Team Round 1 Round 2 Total To-Par
1 Virginia 268 283 551 -25
2 Texas A&M 276 281 557 -19
3 UNLV 282 284 566 -10
T4 BYU 284 286 570 -6
T4 Santa Clara 287 283 570 -6
6 California 291 281 572 -4
7 Grand Canyon 291 285 576 E
T8 Arizona 290 287 577 +1
T8 New Mexico 295 282 577 +1
T10 Washington 294 286 580 +4
T10 UTEP 290 290 580 +4
12 Kennesaw State 289 293 582 +6
13 North Dakota State 299 285 584 +8
14 Utah 301 386 587 +11
15 Washington State 302 293 595 +19
16 Hawai'i 298 301 599 +23
17 Northern Colorado 304 300 604 +28
18 Hawai'i - Hilo 316 303 619 +43