TUCSON, Ariz. — Despite top-20 finishes from Patrick Fishburn and Rhett Rasmussen, BYU men's golf placed ninth on Tuesday at the National Invitational Tournament held at the Omni Tucson National-Catalina Course.
"We continue to struggle to finish our rounds, " BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. "Hopefully finishing in ninth place will get our attention to go to work. Peter Kuest's 68 was a strong round that help our team's score today, and ties for Rhett (Rasmussen) and Patrick (Fishburn) are respectable. It was a frustrating week, but we will bounce back."
The Cougars fired a third-round team score of 287, tying for the sixth best team score of the day. As a team, BYU had 14 birdies in round three.
Fishburn and Rasmussen both shot 2-under-par through 54 holes and tied for 18th place. Fishburn birdied four holes on Tuesday, shooting 1-under on the back nine. Rasmussen also carded a 35 on the back nine. Both Fishburn and Rasmussen shot even par on the day.
Kuest shot the lowest round of any Cougar in round three. The freshman shot a 4-under 68 and finished the tournament tied for 25th place. Kuest birdied five holes on the day.
Spencer Dunaway and CJ Lee rounded out the scoring for BYU. Dunaway shot 6-over on Tuesday to finish at 16-over through three rounds of play. Lee concluded the event with a third-round score of 75. Lee shot 8-over for the tournament.
West Coast Conference opponents San Francisco and Santa Clara finished the tournament in sixth and eighth place, respectively. In-state rival Utah placed 14th overall, shooting a team score of 881.
The Cougars will continue their spring season as they travel to California to participate in The Goodwin from March 29 to April 1.
National Invitational Tournament - Feb. 27-28, 2017
Omni Tucson National-Catalina Course
|Place||Player||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3||Total||To-Par|
|Place||Team||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3||Total||To-Par|
|12||San Jose State||303||288||286||877||+13|
|13||New Mexico State||294||290||295||879||+15|