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Fishburn, Rasmussen, Kuest receive All-WCC accolades

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. — Junior Patrick Fishburn was named Co-West Coast Conference Player of the Year and Rhett Rasmussen was named Freshman of the Year, as the league announced Tuesday its annual postseason awards. 

Rasmussen and Fishburn were also named to the 2016-17 All-WCC First Team, along with freshman teammate Peter Kuest.

Fishburn entered the 2017 WCC Championship ranked No. 35, according to Golfstat.com. The junior tied for fifth place individually, helping BYU to its second WCC Championship title in four years. He compiled ten top-10 finishes during the 2016-17 season and medaled at the Pacific Invitational in October, carding 69-69-66. Fishburn's All-WCC first team honor is his second-straight.

WCC Freshman of the Year Rasmussen totaled four top-10 finishes in 2016-17, including a first-place victory at The Goodwin. Rasmussen fired a second-round 64 (-6) to secure medalist honors.

Kuest, who finished first individually last week at the 2017 WCC Golf Championships held at Riverside Country Club, concluded the year with two top-10 finishes.   

The 2016-17 All-WCC First Team features 11 student-athletes with nine ranking in the top-250 nationally according to GolfStat.com. 

2016-17 West Coast Conference Major Individual Honors

CO-PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
Patrick Fishburn, BYU & Sahith Theegala, Pepperdine

COACH OF THE YEAR
Michael Beard, Pepperdine

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Rhett Rasmussen, BYU

WCC CHAMPIONSHIP MEDALIST
Peter Kuest, BYU

2017 All-WCC Men’s Golf First Team

Name

Institution

Yr.

Perry Cohen

Saint Mary’s

Jr.

Roy Cootes

Pepperdine

So.

Riley Elmes

Loyola Marymount

So.

Patrick Fishburn

BYU

Jr.

Clay Feagler

Pepperdine

Fr.

Peter Kuest

BYU

Fr.

Joshua McCarthy

Pepperdine

Fr.

Rhett Rasmussen

BYU

Fr.

Hayden Shieh

Santa Clara

Jr.

Sahith Theegala

Pepperdine

So.

Tim Widing

San Francisco

Fr.