BYU men’s golf tied for fifth going before final round of NCAA Stanford Regional

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BYU sit in fifth place going into the last round of the NCAA Stanford Regional. (Jason Despain)

BYU is tied for fifth-place with No. 21 Georgia Tech and No. 41 North Florida after two rounds at the Stanford Regional of the NCAA Tournament.

The Cougars finished the round with a team score of 282 (+2). After scoring -2 in the first round, BYU is now sitting at even par for the tournament.

“We kind of had a mediocre round today,” said BYU coach Bruce Brockbank. “We needed to come out and make some birdies to distance ourselves, but it just wasn’t there today. Peter (Kuest) played really well. He was under par for most of the day. We are right there to advance to the finals. We just need a great final round.”

Kuest was the only Cougar to shoot under par on Tuesday. He birdied three holes and finished the day with a score of 69 (-1). Kuest is currently tied for 27th overall.

CJ Lee leads BYU at -2 for the tournament. He had an excellent game on the back nine, making a birdie on 15 then following up with a double-eagle on 16. He hit an unbelievable shot with a 3 wood from 265 yards out that found the hole.

With a score of 67 on Monday and a 71 after the second round, Lee is tied for ninth individually.

Patrick Fishburn carded a 67 on Monday and fired a second-round 72 to tie him for 13th place with a score of 139 (-1).

Spencer Dunaway started the second round with an eagle on the par-5 first hole. He is currently tied for 32nd place at +2.

Rhett Rasmussen is tied for 59th place at +8 after firing 75-73 in two rounds of competition.

The final round of regional play will be held on Wednesday, beginning at 8:20 a.m. PDT.

The team must claim at least a top-five finish to continue postseason play at the NCAA Division I Championships.