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BYU second in preseason WCC coaches poll, two to all-WCC preseason team

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PROVO, Utah — BYU men’s golf placed second in the 2017-18 West Coast Conference Men’s Golf Preseason Coaches Poll, the league announced this week.

Pepperdine sits atop the preseason coaches poll, receiving eight first-place votes, while BYU tallied one first-place vote in the poll.

The WCC also announced the 2017-18 All-WCC Men’s Golf Preseason Team. Senior Patrick Fishburn and sophomore Rhett Rasmussen represent the Cougars on the ten-member team.

During the 2016-17 season, Fishburn posted a stroke average of 70.62, the third lowest average in BYU men’s golf history. Rasmussen recorded eight top-20 finishes in 2016-17, including a first-place finish at The Goodwin.

2017-18 WCC Men’s Golf Preseason Coaches Poll

Team (First Place Vote)

Pts.

1. Pepperdine (8)

64

2. BYU (1)

55

3. Saint Mary’s

52

4. Santa Clara

40

T-5. San Francisco

32

T-5. Loyola Marymount

32

7. Pacific

27

8. Gonzaga

18

9. San Diego

12

 

2017-18 All-WCC Men’s Golf Preseason Team 

Name

Institution

Yr.

Sahith Theegala

Pepperdine

Jr.

Patrick Fishburn

BYU

Sr.

Roy Cootes

Pepperdine

Jr.

Hayden Shieh

Santa Clara

Sr.

Riley Elmes

Loyola Marymount

Jr.

Perry Cohen

Saint Mary’s

Sr.

Josh McCarthy

Pepperdine

So.

Rhett Rasmussen

BYU

So.

Clay Feagler

Pepperdine

So.

 

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