Alexa Anderson | Posted: 24 Mar 2018 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Fishburn, Dunaway place in top 20, Cougars tie for fourth

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PALM DESERT, Calif. — Patrick Fishburn and Spencer Dunaway recorded top-20 finishes as No. 32 BYU men’s golf tied for fourth place at the Kansas State Bighorn Invitational on Saturday.

"We experienced the ups and downs of college golf," BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. "We had plenty of great shots throughout the day and plenty of birdies and eagles, but we also put up some big numbers. Those held us back in competing for the top spot. If we clean up a few loose shots and become a little more mentally stable, we will continue to be a great team."

The Cougars shot even par as a team in the third and final round of the tournament to finish the Bighorn Invitational at -13. No. 15 Illinois placed first, shooting -40 in the 54-hole event, while Mississippi State took second place at -30.

Fishburn carded 70 in round three to finish the tournament at -5. He birdied four holes in the third round, and also eagled holes 12 and 16. The senior tied for 14th place at the Bighorn Invitational, recording his eighth top-20 finish of the 2017-18 season.

Dunaway also shot under par in round three, firing a 71. He finished the tournament tied for 18th place at -3. Dunaway birdied four holes in Saturday’s round.

Rhett Rasmussen and CJ Lee tied for 31st place and 33rd place, respectively. Rasmussen shot +2 in round three and Lee posted a 77 (+5). Rasmussen finished the tournament at +2, while Lee finished at +3.

Peter Kuest put up a third-round 73 to end the event in 50th place at +8. Kuest shot 36 on the front nine on Tuesday, prior to shooting 37 on the back nine. He birdied four holes Saturday.

The Cougars will compete in The Goodwin hosted by Stanford University March 29-31.

Day One Results

Kansas State Bighorn Invitational - March 23-24, 2018
 

Place

Player

Round 1

Round 2 Round 3

Total

To-Par

T14

Patrick Fishburn

66

75 70

211

-5

T18

Spencer Dunaway

70

72 71

213

-3

T31

Rhett Rasmussen

75

69 74

218

+2

T33

CJ Lee

73

69 77

219

+3

T50

Peter Kuest

82

69 73

224

+8

 

Place

Team

Round 1

Round 2 Round 3

Total

To-Par

1

Illinois

279

277 268

824

-40

2

Mississippi St.

279

281 274

834

-30

3

Colorado

283

281 279

843

-21

T4

BYU

284

279 288

851

-13

T4

Kansas

286

284 281

851

-13

6

Notre Dame

281

282 289

852

-12

7

Indiana

291

291 278

860

-4

8

San Diego St.

294

283 287

864

E

9

Washington St.

290

293 285

868

+4

10

Kansas St.

292

292 288

872

+8

11

So. Alabama

286

296 294

876

+12

12

Nebraska

298

290 301

889

+25

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