BYU golf finishes third at William H. Tucker Invitational

The BYU men's golf team poses for a picture during the invitational. The Cougars finished sixth. (BYU Photo)
The BYU men’s golf team poses for a picture during the invitational. The Cougars finished sixth. (BYU Photo)

Freshman Rhett Rasmussen led the way for the BYU men’s golf at the William H. Tucker Invitational in New Mexico. Rasmussen helped boost the team into third place overall by finishing in a tie for sixth place.

Rasmussen was the only player to finish in the negatives by shooting one-under par. Patrick Fishburn concluded the tournament at even par in a tie for eighth place. BYU scored an overall +14 to finish one stroke ahead of Washington and just five shots behind Colorado State. The Cougars shot a +6 in the final round to pull ahead of the Huskies.

“Anytime you finish in the top-10, especially with a field like that, it’s respectable,” BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. “Rhett helped the team so much finishing low in the first two events. That says a lot about him and what he contributes to this team. Patrick continues to play well. It’s a team effort and we’re getting a taste for it.”

Rasmussen ended the third round shooting a +3. Patrick Fishburn finished the day shooting one-under par to push himself into eighth place for the tournament. Spencer Dunaway and Peter Kuest both finished the tournament tied for 28th and 48th place, respectively. Dunaway shot seven-over-par while Kuest ended with 11-over-par.

San Diego State easily won the tournament by shooting one-under par. The next closest team took 10 strokes more than the Aztecs. West Coast Conference competitors Pepperdine and San Diego finished at +38 and +51, respectively.

“We had a good, respectable finish today,” Brockbank said. “Overall, I thought the guys handled things really well and we ended up finishing third and beating Washington…. This was a confidence builder and showed us we can play with these teams.”

The team will compete in the Nick Watney Invitational from Oct. 3-4, at San Joaquin Country Club in Fresno, California.

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