“We played some decent golf today,” BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. “The wind was a factor most of the day, which made some of the holes challenging. We made some birdies in the middle of the round that gave us some momentum, but unfortunately we gave five or six shots back finishing our round. I believe we can have our best round tomorrow if we can eliminate some of the big numbers.”
The Cougars shot 2-under par in Thursday's round and are tied with West Coast Conference foe Santa Clara at 6-under par. Virginia leads all teams at 25-under par, shooting 5-under in Thursday's round.
Fishburn, who was tied for sixth place after the first round, is tied for ninth place individually after 36 holes of play. The junior shot 2-under (34) through the first nine holes and finished the day at even par.
Kuest and Rasmussen also placed in the top 20 after round two. Kuest shot 2-under par on the day, shooting 2-under (34) on the back nine. Kuest is currently tied for 14th place and sits at 3-under for the tournament.
Rasmussen, who is tied for 19th place, is 2-under par for the event. He birdied five holes Thursday.
BYU plays the third and final round of the John Burns Intercollegiate on Friday. Pairings tee off at 8:30 a.m. HST, in a shotgun start. Links to live stats can be found on the BYU men's golf schedule page.