Rasmussen claims medalist honors, Cougars tie for 8th at The Goodwin


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STANFORD, Calif. — BYU men’s golf tied for eighth at The Goodwin behind a first place individual finish from freshman Rhett Rasmussen at Stanford Golf Course on Saturday.

“This course is tough,” BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. “We played so poorly yesterday, but I am pleased with how the team bounced back today. We still have a long way to go, but we made progress.”

The Cougars fired a team-best round of 285 on Saturday to move from 10th to eighth place. BYU shot +34 for the tournament in the 49th year of The Goodwin.

Rasmussen led the Cougars, carding 72-64-70 for the tournament. The freshman birdied holes 1, 4 and 14 on Saturday, and birdied 12 holes in three rounds of play.

“It was good to see Rhett (Rasmussen) win The Goodwin,” Brockbank said. “It is exciting for him. His 64 yesterday was something. We knew he had it in him. It was probably one of the best rounds of golf I have seen in a while.”

Rasmussen’s 64 was the lowest by any competitor in The Goodwin and is a team-best round for any Cougar this season.

“I played a pretty flawless round yesterday (Friday),” Rasmussen said. “It was probably the most complete round I have played all year. It’s great to be able to play with some of the best players in the country. This win gives me confidence that I can compete.”

Patrick Fishburn tied for 31st place, firing 71-75-71. The junior shot 7-over for the tournament. Peter Kuest carded a 72 on Saturday to finish at 13-over for the event.

CJ Lee and Zach Pritchard rounded out the scoring for BYU. Lee shot 20-over, while Pritchard shot 21-over.

Host Stanford finished first in the event, shooting -3 through 54 holes. West Coast Conference foe Pepperdine placed sixth, while Saint Mary’s took 10th. San Francisco tied for 12th and Pacific finished in 20th place.

BYU men’s golf will travel to Seattle April 3-4 to participate in the Seattle Invitational held at Chambers Bay Golf Course, the site of the 2015 U.S. Open Championship.

The Goodwin - March 30-April 1, 2017

Stanford Golf Course

PlacePlayerRound 1Round 2Round 3TotalTo-Par
1Rhett Rasmussen726470206-4
T31Patrick Fishburn717571217+7
T63Peter Kuest708172223+13
T106CJ Lee758372230+20
T110Zach Pritchard758175232+21


PlaceTeamRound 1Round 2Round 3TotalTo-Par
1No. 12 Stanford276288273837-3
2No. 1 USC285280281846+6
3No. 15 UNLV289284277850+10
4No. 5 Oregon296281277854+14
5No. 36 Washington283291286860+20
6No. 28 Pepperdine292299279870+30
T8No. 44 BYU288301285874+34
T8No. Colorado292295287874+34
10Saint Mary's298290287875+35
11Cal Poly296295288879+39
T15No. 19 Colorado298301285884+44
T17Colorado State292298297887+47
T17Oregon State289305293887+47
19UC Davis306302282890+50
21Fresno State300301294895+55
23San Jose State317295292904+64
24Chico State299302306906+66