Josh Carter | Posted: 11 Nov 2019 | Updated: 22 Oct 2021

Kuest Receives Ben Hogan Award Golfer of the Month Honors

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Kuest Ben Hogan Golfer of Month

FORT WORTH, Texas — BYU men’s golfer Peter Kuest was named co-winner of the Ben Hogan Award October Golfer of the Month on Monday.

Kuest, who shared the honors with Christopher Gotterup of Rutgers, posted a 68.56 stroke average in the month of October and recorded three top-10 finishes. Kuest won the Nick Watney Invitational after firing a three-round score of 200 (-13), tied for fourth at the Jerry Pate Intercollegiate with a 204 (-6) and finished 10th at the Pacific Invitational, shooting a 213 (-3).

The 2018-19 West Coast Conference Player of the Year was also selected to this season’s All-WCC Preseason Team and named the WCC Golfer of the Month for September. Kuest has won three tournaments so far this season and 10 throughout his BYU career. He is currently ranked the No. 3 collegiate golfer in the nation by

Fourteen total ballots were tallied for the award, with 11 coming from members of the Ben Hogan Trophy Award Foundation and the Friends of Golf, while three were social media fan ballots. Those votes were issued on behalf of the top vote getter on Facebook (Kuest), Instagram (Kuest) and Twitter (Gotterup).

The Ben Hogan Award is given each May to the top men’s college golfer, taking into account all collegiate and amateur competitions over the previous 12 months.