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Rasmussen Helps Cougars Take First at USF Olympic Intercollegiate Championship

By Alexa Anderson, BYU Golf Sports Information Director


SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Freshman Rhett Rasmussen led the Cougars to a victory in the USF Olympic Intercollegiate Championship, Tuesday at The Olympic Club Golf Course.

“This was a great team effort,” BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. “All five of our players finished in the top 20. They had a lot of confidence. This is a neat, young team. We led the whole tournament. This was an exciting day for us.”

Rasmussen finished the event in third place at one-under-par through 54 holes of play. Patrick Fishburn finished with one-over-par for a fifth place tie while Spencer Dunaway ended the two-day tournament at five-over-par and tied for 15th place. CJ Lee and Peter Kuest tied for 19th place.

“Spencer and Patrick had good days, and it was great to see Rhett be our top competitor,” coach Brockbank said. “We knew he was special. He found ways to make putts when we needed him to.This was a fun course to play on and itt was a great way to start the fall season on a win like that.”

West Coast Conference opponents St. Mary’s and Loyola Marymount finished in second place with an overall score of 867 (+15) and fourth place with a total of 874 (+22), respectively. LMU's Riley Elmes finished the tournament in first place shooting three-under-par. 

The Cougars will continue their fall season competing in in the William H. Tucker Tournament Sept. 23-24 at UNM South in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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