Cougars in third with one round left at Saint Mary’s Invitational


PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — BYU men’s golf is in third place after carding a second-round 278 (-6) Tuesday at the Saint Mary’s Invitational.

“We had another solid round today,” BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. “We need to warm up the putters and get off to a better start tomorrow though if we want to make a run.”

Peter Kuest and Rhett Rasmussen paced the Cougars Tuesday by firing rounds of 68 (-3). Kuest posted five birdies and an eagle on the day while Rasmussen recorded a team-high six birdies. Kuest heads into tomorrow’s final round in fourth place, just two strokes behind current leader Seth Taylor of Coastal Carolina, while Rasmussen sits tied for 14th.

Cole Ponich is also tied for 14th after carding his second consecutive 70 (-1) in Tuesday’s second round. Kelton Hirsch shot a one-over 72 to finish tied for 24th, followed by Carson Lundell, who is tied for 47th after posting a four-over 75. Individual competitor Brock Stanger is also tied for 47th, carding a 73 (+2) Tuesday.

Arizona shot a second-round low 275 (-9) to move past BYU into second place, leading the Cougars by just one stroke. Colorado State currently sits atop the leaderboard with a six-stroke lead over the second-place Wildcats. WCC foes Saint Mary’s and San Francisco are in fifth and tied for sixth places, respectively, followed by Pacific, which is in 16th. In-state rival Utah is tied for 11th.

Play will conclude following tomorrow’s third and final round of 18 holes. Live stats and the full leaderboard can be found at

Day One Recap

Individual Results Through Two Rounds

PlayerRound 1Round 2To ParPosition
Peter Kuest6768-74
Rhett Rasmussen7268-2T14
Cole Ponich7070-2T14
Kelton Hirsch6972-1T24
Carson Lundell7075+3T47
*Brock Stanger7273+3T47

*Competing as individual


Team Results Through Two Rounds (Top 7 Only)

TeamRound 1Round 2To ParPosition
Colorado State267280-211
New Mexico279278-114
Saint Mary's283285E5
San Francisco283286+1T6
Coastal Carolina289280+1T6