BYU men’s golf finishes NCAA Stanford Regional in eighth

BYU struggled to maintain a qualifying score through the second and third rounds after a strong start in the first round of the NCAA Stanford Regional and finished in eighth place with a final-round team score of 292.  

With a cumulative score of +12, the Cougars were seven strokes behind seven-place No. 41 North Florida.

West Coast Conference foe No. 27 Pepperdine claimed a spot in the NCAA Championships with the third-place score of -5. No. 4 Stanford and No. 9 Baylor tied for first place.

“It was a very rough day for the team,” said BYU coach Bruce Brockbank after the third round. “We lost a few balls early in the rough and just couldn’t bounce back. We needed our best stuff this week and didn’t get it done.”

CJ Lee had the best finish for the Cougars, ending the tournament at +3 which was tied for 22nd place. His third-round score was the worst of his rounds, only birdieing one hole and finishing with a score of 75. Lee carded scores of 67-71-75.

Peter Kuest finished just one stroke behind Lee after the third round with a score of +4. Over the three rounds, Kuest carded 72-69-73, tying for 26th place.

Spencer Dunaway finished the tournament at +4 through 54 holes to claim the 33rd place individual finish.

Patrick Fishburn led the cougars in the first round with a score a 67 (-3), but struggled during the second and third rounds carding 72 and 77. Fishburn finished with a score of +6 which tied for 38th place.

Rhett Rasmussen played his best game on Wednesday and had the lowest third-round score for the Cougars at +1. He had one birdie on the par-3 eighth hole and tied for 53rd place overall.

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