Men's Golf Game Recap

Cougars take sixth at Arizona Intercollegiate

Day 1

TUSCON, Ariz. — Sophomore Patrick Fishburn led the Cougars to a sixth place finish in the Arizona Collegiate as he placed eighth individually, Saturday.

“Patrick continues to play solid golf,” BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. “His play was key to our sixth place finish as a team. I saw progress this tournament, and I saw some really good golf being played throughout today’s round. We are going a step in the right direction, and we can get there if we eliminate some of our loose shots.” 

FIshburn’s eighth place finish is his third top-10 finish of the year. Fishburn's four birdies through 18 holes helped him shoot two–under-par in the third round of play to finish the tournament at even par. 

Teammate Zach Pritchard ended the tournament tied for 38th place shooting +5 on the day. C.J. Lee shot four-over-par through today’s third round and finished the event tied for 47th.

Freshmen Austen Christiansen and Spencer Dunaway tied for 54th and 57th place, respectively. Christiansen shot five-over-par in the last 18 holes while Dunaway shot two-over-par.

The Cougars sixth place finish in the Ariozna Collegiate is the team's best of the season. BYU shot 34-over-par as a team through 54 holes of golf for a total score of 886. The Cougars shot their lowest team round of 293 in their third and final round of play. No. 10 Texas took first in the event at nine-under-par with No. 23 Washington in second at four-under-par. The University of Utah finished in 10th place.

BYU men’s golf will continue spring play Feb. 17-19, at the John H. Burns Invitational held at the Wailua Golf Course in Lihue, Hawai’i. Links to live stats can be found on the BYU men’s golf schedule page.

Arizona Collegiate - Day 2

Place Player Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Strokes Total
8 Patrick Fishburn 73 71  69 213 E
T38 Zach Pritchard 74 74 76 224 +11
T47 CJ Lee 75 76 75 226 +13
T54 Austen Christiansen 75 78 76 229 +16
T57 Spencer Dunaway 83 75 73 231 +18

Place

Team Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total To Par
1 No. 10 Texas 284 282 277 843 -9
2 No. 23 Washington 277 281 290 848 -4
3 No. 21 California 292 280 280 852 E
4 New Mexico 290 286 280 856 +4
5 Washington St. 294 301 289 884 +32
6 BYU 297 296 293 886 +34
7 UTEP 296 294 298 888 +36
8 Santa Clara 307 293 291 891 +39
9 Iowa State 304 295 294 893 +41
10 Utah 298 297 301 896 +44
11 New Mexico State 297 303 297 897 +45
12  Arizona 292 311 300 903 +51
13 Denver 315 297 295 907 +55
14 So. Dakota St. 312 302 297 911 +59
T15 CSU-Fullerton 305 306 302 913 +61
T15 So. Illinois 309 296 308 913

+61

17 Tulsa 318 319 303 940 +88

Individual

Place Player Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
4 Tommy Higham 79 69 71 +6