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Correction: Three BYU Golfers Qualify for U.S. Amateur Championship

By Caleb Turner, Sports Information Director for Golf at Brigham Young University



PROVO, Utah – Three BYU men's golfers qualified for the U.S. Amateur Championship this week after qualifying in their individual regions. ​

Sophomore Peter Kuest qualified Monday after finishing tied for first place in the Fresno, Calif. qualifier at Sunnyside Country Club (136, -8).

Junior Spencer Dunaway also qualified Monday with a first-place finish at Kapolei Golf Club in Kapolei, Hawaii (140, -2).

Sophomore Rhett Rasmussen automatically qualified for the amateurs due to his participation in the U.S. Open in New York last month, where he tied for 112th through two rounds (154, +14).

All three golfers were part of the BYU team that participated in the NCAA Championships in May, helping the Cougars to a fifth-place finish at regionals and 24th at nationals. 

The amateur championship runs Aug. 13-19 at Pebble Beach Golf Links in Del Monte Forest, Calif.


(Photo of Rhett Rasmussen)

(Photo of Peter Kuest)


(Photo of Spencer Dunaway)