Ogden native Patrick Fishburn again named WCC golfer of the year at BYU

Friday , April 20, 2018 - 5:45 PM

For the second season in a row, BYU golfer and Ogden native Patrick Fishburn was named the West Coast Conference men’s golfer of the year, the conference announced Thursday.

Fishburn won the Pacific Invitational this season with a 13-under tournament, winning that event for the second straight year. He totaled eight top-10 finishes in the 2017-18 college season.

The Fremont High alumnus is ranked No. 37 in NCAA Division-I men’s golf, according to golfstat.com.

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He was named to the All-WCC First Team three times in his BYU career.

Fishburn golfed at BYU from 2011-12 and 2015-18 after graduating from Fremont, serving a mission to Nashville, Tennessee, during the pause in his BYU career.

The 6-foot-4 right-hander won the 2016 Utah State Amateur Championship held at Alpine Country Club, defeating Aaron Smith three up with two holes remaining in the championship match.

He advanced to the 2017 semifinals of the same event before being defeated by BYU teammate and eventual champion Kelton Hirsch at Ogden Golf and Country Club.

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