Kuest was automatically picked based off of his No. 1 ranking in the Arnold Palmer Cup standings. He was one of six players to automatically qualify for the team. The other six players are chosen by a committee and coaches to complete the twelve-man roster. This team is compiled of the top collegiate golfers in the country.
Nationally ranked and amateur golfer Patrick Fishburn ended his collegiate career with a 35th-place finish at nationals on Monday, May 28. He was the only BYU golfer to qualify for nationals after the team finished 24th at regionals.
BYU junior Rose Huang was the only member of the BYU women's golf team to qualify for NCAA nationals, as the No. 41 ranked team finished ninth overall at the NCAA Austin Regional on May 9 at the University of Texas Golf Course.
The BYU women's golf team continued their season with a third-place finish at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational in Sammamish, WA on Oct. 11. Kendra Dalton led the Cougars, and the rest of the field by finishing with medalist honors, meaning she placed first overall in the tournament.
The decision will provide opportunities for any NCAA athlete to be endorsed for use of the athlete’s name, image or likeness, an action previously prohibited by NCAA regulation. The change will affect BYU’s 21 NCAA teams and hundreds of student-athletes.