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BYU Fails to Make the Cut at the 2000 NCAA Golf Championship

OPELIKA -- After winning eight tournaments in 1999-2000, the No. 6th ranked BYU Golf team ran out of gas early at the 2000 NCAA Championship failing to make the 36-hole cut.

Playing in the morning round on Thursday, the Cougars struggled to get anything going, ending the day with a 6-over-par 294 at the 7,003-yard par 72 Grand National Lake Course of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. The two-day total of 299-294-593 left BYU at 17 -over-par for 36 holes, 11 shots off the cut mark of 582.

The 30-team field, which featured 19 of the Nation's top 25 teams, was cut to 15 schools for the final two rounds on Friday and Saturday. The Cougars find themselves 36 shots off the pace for the tournament lead.

"We won a lot of tournaments and had a fantastic year," said BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank. "But finishing this way sure leaves a bad taste in your mouth. No one played well. We struggled all week with the putter."

BYU was lead by sophomore Manuel Merizalde and junior Scott Miller who both fired an even-par round of 72. Merizalde finished the tournament at 75-72-147 and Miller at 77-72-149. Rounding out the

scoring in round two was Andy Miller at 75 (151), Jose Garrido 75 (148) and Billy Harvey 75 (150).

BYU Scores

Manuel Merizalde 75-72--147

Jose Garrido 73-75--148

Scott Miller 77-72--149

Billy Harvey 75-75--150

Andy Miller 76-75--151

1 Oklahoma State U. 281 276 557 -19

2 Texas, Univ. of 272 286 558 -18

3 Georgia Tech 280 282 562 -14

4 North Carolina, U of 288 282 570 -6

5 Kent State 288 283 571 -5

T 6 Houston, Univ. of 284 289 573 -3

T 6 UNLV 286 287 573 -3

8 Arizona, U. of 286 289 575 -1

T 9 Auburn University 290 288 578 +2

T 9 TCU 289 289 578 +2

T 9 Clemson University 291 287 578 +2

T 9 Fresno State Univ. 293 285 578 +2

T 13 Northwestern 287 293 580 +4

T 13 Minnesota, Univ. of 290 290 580 +4

T 15 Georgia, U. of 292 290 582 +6

T 15 Wake Forest Univ. 292 290 582 +6

T 17 California, U. of 300 283 583 +7

T 17 East Tennessee St. 286 297 583 +7

T 19 Mississippi St. U. 288 296 584 +8

T 19 New Mexico, U. of 286 298 584 +8

21 Kansas, U. of 291 294 585 +9

22 Georgia State Univ. 295 292 587 +11

T 23 Oklahoma, U. of 294 294 588 +12

T 23 Pepperdine Univ. 295 293 588 +12

T 25 Arizona State U. 299 290 589 +13

T 25 Virginia, U. of 299 290 589 +13

27 North Florida, U. of 294 296 590 +14

28 Brigham Young Univ. 299 294 593 +17

29 Southern California 299 300 599 +23

30 Washington, U. of 301 312 613 +37

Top Ten Individual Scores

C. Howell OSU 67-66--133 -11

D. Gossett Texas 63-70--133 -11

C. Wisler ETSU 67-68--135 -9

J.J. Wall Texas 65-71--136 -8

M. Kuchar GT 67-70--137 -7

J. Anderson UNLV 69-68--137 -7

L. Mahan OSU 70-68--138 -6

R. Barnes Arizona 70-69--139 -5

J. Daley NW 69-70--139 -5

J. Driscoll UVA 68-71--139 -5

B. Hyler UNC 69-71--140 -4