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Cougars claim eighth place, Fishburn finishes in top 10

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Day One Results

TUCSON, Ariz. — Behind a top-10 finish from Patrick Fishburn, BYU men’s golf placed eighth in the Arizona Intercollegiate after three rounds of play at the Sewailo Golf Club on Tuesday.

"As a team, we just didn't have our best stuff this week," BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. "We hit plenty of good shots, but we just couldn't capitalize by making the putts consistently. We have some work to do before our next event. Being indoors is a challenge, but we have found ways to get it done in the past."

Teams completed round two of play Tuesday morning before beginning the third round. After 36 holes, BYU was in fourth place at 27-over-par.

The Cougars shot 10-over-par as a team in the third round to total 37-over-par for the tournament. No. 20 Oregon placed first in the event, shooting 5-over-par through 54 holes. West Coast Conference foes Pepperdine and Gonzaga finished in second place and 18th place, respectively.

Shooting two-over-par for the tournament, Fishburn took sixth place individually. The junior shot one-under-par in the third round, birdying three holes. His top-10 finish makes for his sixth top-10 finish in six tournaments this season.

"Patrick had another nice showing for us," Brockbank said. "He made some great up and downs today to keep him in the top 10."

CJ Lee shot even par in the third round to finish the tournament at nine-over-par. Tying for 23rd place individually, Lee recorded his second top-25 finish of the year.

"CJ had a nice round today," Brockbank added. "He is making some nice improvements to his game."

Freshman Rhett Rasmussen placed 26th at the Arizona Intercollegiate. Rasmussen shot 10-over-par through 54 holes.

Spencer Dunaway and Peter Kuest rounded out the scoring for the Cougars. Dunaway shot 17-over-par for the tournament to tie for 53rd place. Kuest tied for 72nd place, shooting 24-over-par through three rounds.

BYU will continue season’s play Feb. 15-17 at the John A. Burns Invitational in Hawaii. 

Arizona Intercollegiate - Jan. 23-24, 2017  

Place Player Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total To-Par
T6 Patrick Fishburn 74 71 70 215 +2
T23 CJ Lee 77 74 71 222 +9
T26 Rhett Rasmussen 73 72 78 223 +10
T53 Spencer Dunaway 79 76 75 230 +17
T72 Peter Kuest 78 80 79 237 +24

Place Team Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total To-Par
1 No. 20 Oregon 293 288 276 857 +5
2 Pepperdine 294 296 279 869 +17
3 Washington 299 298 276 873 +21
4 No. 8 Texas A&M 303 295 283 881 +29
5 No. 50 New Mexico 293 303 286 882 +30
6 California 300 288 296 884 +32
7 No. 39 UCLA 306 296 283 885 +33
8 No. 44 BYU 302 293 294 889 +37
9 Arizona 302 301 292 895 +43
10 No. 46 Iowa State 302 307 287 896 +44
11 Denver 304 299 295 898 +46
12 Washington St. 309 299 291 899 +47
13 No. 45 UTEP 301 309 292 902 +50
14 New Mexico St. 316 309 294 919 +67
15 Louisiana Tech 318 311 296 925 +73
16 So. Illinois 319 312 305 936 +84
17 So. Dakota St. 328 312 301 941 +89
18 Gonzaga 316 322 306 944 +92