Fishburn fires 68 to keep BYU near top of leaderboard


STOCKTON, Calif. — Patrick Fishburn carded 68 on Friday to help No. 29 BYU men’s golf to a second-place finish after two rounds of the Pacific Invitational at The Reserve at Spanos Park.

"The team hung in there today," BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. "We didn't get the best start, but I liked the way we stayed tough and played good golf on the back nine. We need some guys to step up and shoot under par if we are going to have a chance to win tomorrow."

The Cougars are tied for second place with Nevada at -11 and sit three strokes behind No. 22 Santa Clara (-14). BYU carded 283 (-5) as a team on Friday.

Fishburn’s 4-under round moved him from 17th place to third place. The senior carded 31 on the back nine, birdying five holes, and sits at -6 overall through 36 holes.

Peter Kuest fired a second-round 69. Kuest is tied for seventh place at -5. Rhett Rasmussen, who was tied for second place after round one, is tied for 12th place. Rasmussen carded 73 to shoot -3 through two rounds.

CJ Lee and Spencer Dunaway fired a pair of 74s and are tied for 55th place at +3. 

BYU men's golf will compete in the third and final round of the Pacific Invitational on Saturday. The Cougars will begin play at 8:50 a.m. PDT. Links to live stats can be found on the BYU men's golf schedule page.

Day One Results

Pacific Invitational - Oct. 26-27, 2017

The Reserve at Spanos Park

PlacePlayerRound 1Round 2 Total To-Par
T3Patrick Fishburn7068138-6
T7Peter Kuest7069139-5
T12Rhett Rasmussen6873141-3
T55CJ Lee7374147+3
T55Spencer Dunaway7374147+3
T49Kelton Hirsch*7472146+2

*Competed as an individual

PlaceTeamRound 1Round 2TotalTo-Par
1No. 22 Santa Clara279283562-14
T2No. 29 BYU281284565-11
4Grand Canyon283286569-7
T5Long Beach State283289572-4
T5South Dakota285287572-4
T8No. 48 St. Mary's (CA)287288575-1
T10UC Irvine288289577+1
T10San Jose State287290577+1
12Fresno State289291580+4
13Oregon State290291581+5
14UC Riverside287295582+6
15Boise State295292587+11
16Sacramento State300290590+14
T17Seattle University290301591+15
T17CSU - Northridge295296591+15
20 Pacific (B)312302614+38