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No. 45 Cougars drop to eighth after final round of Stanford Regional

(Photo by BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)

STANFORD, Calif. — Firing a final-round team score of 292, No. 45 BYU men's golf placed eighth at the NCAA Stanford Regional held at Stanford Golf Course on Wednesday.

"It was a very rough day for the team," BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. "We lost a few balls early in the rough and just couldn't bounce back. We needed our best stuff this week and didn't get it done."

The Cougars finished the tournament at +12, seven strokes behind seventh-place No. 41 North Florida. West Coast Conference foe No. 27 Pepperdine concluded the regional event in third place at -5 to claim a spot in the NCAA Championships. No. 4 Stanford and No. 9 Baylor tied for first place.

CJ Lee carded 67-71-75 to end the tournament at +3 through 54 holes. Lee had the best finish of any Cougar, tying for 22nd place. The junior birdied the 16th hole on Wednesday for his lone birdie of the day. 

Peter Kuest fired a third-round 73 to finish one stroke behind Lee at +4. Kuest, who led BYU with a 69 on Tuesday, tied for 26th place. Like Kuest, sophomore Spencer Dunaway shot +3 (73) on the par-70 Stanford Golf Course in the third round of competition. Dunaway finished the tournament at +4 through 54 holes to claim a 33rd-place individual finish.

Patrick Fishburn led the Cougars in the first round, firing a -3 67. Fishburn then carded 72-77 on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively. The junior tied for 38th place and shot +6 for the event.

Rhett Rasmussen carded his lowest round of the tournament on Wednesday, shooting +1. Rasmussen also fired the lowest third-round score of any BYU golfer. The freshman, whose lone birdie came on the par-3 eighth hole, tied for 53rd place overall.

The teams with the lowest five total scores will continue postseason play at the NCAA Championships held at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois. No. 4 Stanford, No. 9 Baylor, No. 27 Pepperdine, No. 15 Oklahoma and No. 33 North Carolina will move on.

2017 NCAA Stanford Regional - May 15-17, 2017

Stanford Golf Course

Place Player Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total To-Par
T22 CJ Lee 67 71 75 213 +3
T26 Peter Kuest 72 69 73 214 +4
T33 Spencer Dunaway 72 70 73 215 +5
T38 Patrick Fishburn 67 72 77 216 +6
T53 Rhett Rasmussen 75 73 71 219 +9
Place Team Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total To-Par
T1 No. 4 Stanford 271 278 274 823 -17
T1 No. 9 Baylor 277 265 281 823 -17
3 No. 27 Pepperdine 281 274 280 835 -5
4 No. 15 Oklahoma 280 277 280 837 -3
5 No. 33 North Carolina 288 278 277 843 +3
6 No. 21 Georgia Tech 287 273 284 844 +4
7 No. 41 North Florida 279 281 285 845 +5
8 No. 45 BYU 278 282 292 852 +12
9 Ohio State 288 294 284 866 +26
10 Houston 281 285 301 867 +27
11 UC Santa Barbara 296 290 288 874 +34
12 Sacramento State 300 290 298 888 +48
13 South Dakota State 301 289 309 899 +59