BYU men’s golf finishes second at regional, clinches NCAA Championships berth

The BYU men’s golf team shot back-to-back 278’s (10-under-par) in the second and final rounds of the NCAA Norman Regional to finish 13-under-par and advance to the NCAA Championships later this month.

The second place regional finish guaranteed the Cougars a team spot in the finals, which will be held at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Oklahoma, from May 25-30.

Patrick Fishburn carded a 206 (10-under-par) in the regional, finishing in second place as an individual. Fishburn was just one stroke behind North Florida’s Travis Trace for the top individual spot.

BYU finished the first round tied for ninth with Pepperdine after shooting a 7-over-par.

Despite a lightning delay, the Cougars improved their standing in the second round as Fishburn led BYU with a 6-under-par to guide the team to fourth place entering the final round.

In the final round, the Cougars matched their second round performance with another 10-under-par card.

Peter Kuest led BYU with a 6-under-par individual round and finished 6-under-par for the regional, which put him in a tie for fifth place individually.

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