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Men finish ninth at National Invitational Tournament

(Photo by BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)

Day One

TUCSON, Ariz. — Despite top-20 finishes from Patrick Fishburn and Rhett Rasmussen, BYU men's golf placed ninth on Tuesday at the National Invitational Tournament held at the Omni Tucson National-Catalina Course.

"We continue to struggle to finish our rounds, " BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. "Hopefully finishing in ninth place will get our attention to go to work. Peter Kuest's 68 was a strong round that help our team's score today, and ties for Rhett (Rasmussen) and Patrick (Fishburn) are respectable. It was a frustrating week, but we will bounce back."

The Cougars fired a third-round team score of 287, tying for the sixth best team score of the day. As a team, BYU had 14 birdies in round three. 

Fishburn and Rasmussen both shot 2-under-par through 54 holes and tied for 18th place. Fishburn birdied four holes on Tuesday, shooting 1-under on the back nine. Rasmussen also carded a 35 on the back nine. Both Fishburn and Rasmussen shot even par on the day.

Kuest shot the lowest round of any Cougar in round three. The freshman shot a 4-under 68 and finished the tournament tied for 25th place. Kuest birdied five holes on the day.

Spencer Dunaway and CJ Lee rounded out the scoring for BYU. Dunaway shot 6-over on Tuesday to finish at 16-over through three rounds of play. Lee concluded the event with a third-round score of 75. Lee shot 8-over for the tournament.

West Coast Conference opponents San Francisco and Santa Clara finished the tournament in sixth and eighth place, respectively. In-state rival Utah placed 14th overall, shooting a team score of 881.

The Cougars will continue their spring season as they travel to California to participate in The Goodwin from March 29 to April 1.

National Invitational Tournament - Feb. 27-28, 2017

Omni Tucson National-Catalina Course

Place Player Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total To-Par
T18 Patrick Fishburn 73 69 72 214 -2
T18 Rhett Rasmussen 71 71 72 214 -2
T25 Peter Kuest 74 73 68 215 -1
T57 CJ Lee 73 76 75 224 +8
T82 Spencer Dunaway 79 75 78 232 +16

 

Place Team Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total To-Par
1 Iowa State 274 275 283 832 -32
T2 Arizona State 280 270 287 837 -27
T2 UNLV 278 277 282 837 -27
4 UTEP 283 286 279 848 -16
5 Arizona 289 281 288 858 -6
6 San Francisco 281 295 287 863 -1
7 Colorado State 293 282 289 864 E
8 Santa Clara 289 287 289 865 +1
9 BYU 291 288 287 866 +2
10 Notre Dame 296 283 288 867 +3
11 Wyoming 296 295 285 876 +12
12 San Jose State 303 288 286 877 +13
13 New Mexico State 294 290 295 879 +15
14 Utah 292 292 297 881 +17
15 Princeton 311 285 294 890 +26
16 Nevada 303 297 297 897 +33

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