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BYU Wins WCC Championships

WCC CHAMPIONSHIP CENTRAL | FINAL STATS

April 22, 2017

PROVO, Utah – Behind a first-place individual finish from freshman Peter Kuest, No. 47 BYU men's golf claimed its second West Coast Conference title at Riverside Country Club golf course on Saturday. 

"I'm proud of our guys. One or two guys really seem to step up on any given day," BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. "That is what we have seen all year, and that's what Peter (Kuest) and CJ (Lee) did today. They carried the team." 

The Cougars fired a -7 team third-round score to defeat all teams by at least seven strokes. BYU finished the 2017 WCC Golf Championships at 24-under, the second best team score in WCC Championship history. Saint Mary’s posted the all-time low last season, at 25-under at Blackhawk Country Club. This is the second WCC title for BYU, the first coming in 2014. 

Kuest finished the day tied with Santa Clara's Hayden Shieh at -11 through 54 holes of play. The freshman defeated Shieh in a playoff on hole 18 to win individual WCC honors. Kuest carded 67-70-68 in the tournament to win the first event of his Cougar career.

"We were fortunate to get Peter Kuest to BYU," Brockbank said. "He has changed the culture of our team. It has just been awesome. I can't say enough about the way he played this week."

Patrick Fishburn also placed in the top 5, finishing the 2017 WCC Championships tied for fifth place at -5 with Gonzaga’s Angus Montgomery. 

Finish

Team

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Total

Score

Score

Score

1

Brigham Young

279

280

281

840

2

Pepperdine

286

278

283

847

3

St. Mary's (CA)

283

288

281

852

T4

Pacific

297

282

283

862

T4

Santa Clara

286

292

284

862

T6

San Francisco

290

297

278

865

T6

Loyola Marymount - CA

286

293

286

865

8

San Diego

289

290

288

867

9

Gonzaga

289

299

291

879

 

 

Finish

First Name

Last Name

Team

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Total

Score

Score

Score

T1

Hayden

Shieh

Santa Clara

67

70

68

205

T1

Peter

Kuest

Brigham Young

70

67

68

205

3

Tim

Widing

San Francisco

70

70

68

208

4

Riley

Elmes

Loyola Marymount - CA

68

72

70

210

T5

Angus

Montgomery

Gonzaga

68

76

67

211

T5

Patrick

Fishburn

Brigham Young

68

71

72

211

T7

Roy

Cootes

Pepperdine

71

71

70

212

T7

Hunter

Rappleye

St. Mary's (CA)

72

68

72

212

T9

Tyler

Burnes

Pacific

73

73

67

213

T9

Derek

Ackerman

Santa Clara

73

72

68

213

T11

James

Feutz

Pacific

76

68

70

214

T11

C.J.

Lee

Brigham Young

74

72

68

214

T11

Robert

Geibel

Pepperdine

73

71

70

214

T11

Connor

Blick

St. Mary's (CA)

69

75

70

214