Men's Golf Game Recap

Men finish third at WCC Championship, Fishburn in top-5

(Photo by Ryan McCrary/WCC)

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DANVILLE, Calif. — Behind a top-5 finish from Patrick Fishburn, BYU men's golf shot 3 under in round three to take third place at the West Coast Conference Championship, Wednesday.

"We played pretty good today as a team," BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. "The two 69s shot by Fishburn and Pritchard helped us. We had the chance to shoot the low score of the day, but we had a couple of errors finishing. The team has made some very positive strides the last few weeks. I appreciate the effort of each one of the guys. We have a respectable young group."

The Cougars shot their lowest round of the tournament Wednesday, shooting 3 under. BYU shot +3 and +4 in rounds one and two, respectively. BYU finished at 4 over at the WCC Championship. The Cougars birdied 19 holes in round three as a team.

In the final round of play, Fishburn shot 3 under to move him from sixth place to fourth place. He finished the round strong, birdying the last two holes. Fishburn's top-5 finish is his third of the season. He shot 5 under overall in the event. 

Spencer Dunaway finished the tournament at 1 over.  He shot 4 over in the last round of 18 to finish tied for 11th place. Dunaway birdied three holes in round three and had 11 birdied for the tournament.

CJ Lee tied for 17th place at the WCC Championship. Lee shot 1 over Wednesday and 4 over for the event. Lee finished strong, birdying the 17th hole in today's round.

Shooting 3 under in Wednesday's round of 18, Zach Pritchard finished tied for 24th. Pritchard birdied eight holes on the day, birdying five holes on the back nine alone. Pritchard shot 4 under on the back nine, Wednesday. He finished at 7 over for the tournament.

Austen Christiansen tied for 35th place in his first appearance at the WCC Championship. Christiansen, who won the PING Cougar Classic last week, shot 2 over in round three. Christiansen shot 2 under on the front nine and eagled the ninth hole. Christiansen finished the tournament at 12 over.

Fishburn will represent the Cougars at the NCAA Regionals May 16-18.

WCC Championship - April 18-20, 2016

Place Player Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Strokes Total
4 Patrick Fishburn 72 70 69 211 -5
T11 Spencer Dunaway 71 70 76 217 +1
T17 CJ Lee 74 73 73 220 +4
T24 Zach Pritchard 75 79 69 223 +7
T35 Austen Christiansen 76 78 74 228 +12

Place

Team Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total To Par
1 St. Mary's 273 286 280 839 -25
2 Pepperdine 290 291 281 862 -2
3 BYU 292 291 285 868 +4
4 San Diego 288 296 288 872 +8
5 Gonzaga 293 302 285 880 +16
6 Santa Clara 286 310 285 881 +17
7 San Francisco 289 296 299 884 +20
8 LMU 297 304 287 888 +24
9 Pacific 292 299 305 896 +32