No. 39 Cougars tied for ninth on first day of NCAA Norman Regional


NORMAN, Oklahoma – Led by a 1-under-par 71 by Patrick Fishburn, No. 39 BYU men’s golf ended the first round of NCAA Norman Regional tied for ninth, Monday.

"We are still in the game, but we did not start out well," BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. "We struggled and played the first hole six-over-par. We need a really strong round tomorrow to climb back in the contention for one of the spots to advance."

The Cougars recorded a 295 (+7) team score in the first round, tying WCC foe No. 33 Pepperdine for ninth place. One stroke behind Nevada, BYU is only seven strokes behind three teams tied for second, No. 10 Auburn, No. 15 Arkansas and No. 27 North Florida. No. 3 Oklahoma leads all team at 283 (-5).

Fishburn, who is ranked No. 37 nationally, finished the first round strong, birdying the final two holes to end the day at -1. Tied for 11th, he birdied a total of four holes in the first round: 8, 13, 17 and 18.

Peter Kuest carded a 74 (+2) on the first day of the NCAA tournament.  He was consistent throughout the day finishing tied for 28th.

CJ Lee and Rhett Rasmussen both fired a 75 (+3) to tie for 36th in the first round. Lee and Rasmussen both birdied back-to-back holes, as well as the 16th par-4 hole.  Spencer Dunaway ended the first round in 72nd place.

The Cougars continue the tournament Tuesday, May 15, at Jimmie Austin Golf Club. BYU tees off at 8:55 a.m. CDT. Links to live scoring can be found of the BYU men’s golf schedule page.


2018 NCAA Norma Regional - May 14, 2019

Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club

PlacePlayerRound 1TotalTo-Par
T11Patrick Fishburn7171-1
T28Peter Kuest7474+2
T36Rhett Rasmussen7575+3
T36CJ Lee7575+3
72Spencer Dunaway8484+5


PlaceTeamRound 1TotalTo-Par
1No. 3 Oklahoma283283-5
T2No. 10 Auburn288288E
T2No. 15 Arkansas288288E
T2No. 27 North Florida288288E
5San Diego State290290+2
T6No. 22 Florida State293293+5
T6Missouri- Kansas City293293+5
T9No. 33 Pepperdine295295+7
T9No. 39 BYU295295+7
11No. Virginia297297+9
12Sam Houston State301301+13
13Prairie View A&M315315+27