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BYU golf: Fishburn leads Cougars to ninth-place finish at John Burns

Behind a seventh-place finish from Patrick Fishburn, No. 31 BYU men’s golf placed ninth at the John Burns Intercollegiate on Saturday afternoon.

After finishing the second round at -6, the Cougars shot +7 as a team on Saturday to finish the tournament at +1. Texas A&M edged UNLV and North Carolina in round three to claim the victory at -29. West Coast Conference foe Saint Mary’s tied for sixth, while in-state rival Utah took 10th place.

Fishburn fired a final-round 73 to tie for seventh place. The senior birdied six holes on Saturday and finished the 54-hole event at -4.

Peter Kuest carded 39-39 to shoot 78 in round three. Kuest finished the tournament at +1 and tied for 31st place.

Rhett Rasmussen and CJ Lee tied for 51st place. Rasmussen shot +2 (74) in the final round, while Lee shot +1 (73). The duo ended the tournament at +4.

Kelton Hirsch tied for 78th place at +8. Spencer Dunaway and Chad Hardy, who competed in the John Burns Intercollegiate as individuals, finished in 51st and 119th place, respectively.

The Cougars next compete in the Southern Highlands Intercollegiate on March 5-7, in Las Vegas, Nevada.