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BYU Finishes First Day of PING Preview

Becker currently leading the Cougars (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

Richmond Va. (Oct. 2, 2006) -- The No 12. BYU men's golf team has finished their first day of competition at the PING/Golfweek Preview.

The Cougars are currently tied for seventh place with the No. 6 ranked team, Arizona State.

Nick Becker currently leads the BYU team in 12th place shooting a 70 on the par-70 course. Jake Ellison is one stroke behind in 17th place. Clay Ogden is one stroke behind Ellison with a 72.

"I'm not happy with how we've done," said assistant coach Todd Miller. "My expectations haven't been met. We did however get a good feel for the course and left the course with a good attitude. I think we can do a lot better tomorrow. We still have a shot."

Robert Gates, Niklas Lemke and Pablo Martin are currently all tied for first place with 67(-3).

The PING Preview is one of the toughest tournaments of the season for the Cougars as it is a preview for the upcoming 2007 NCAA Men's Golf Championship. The top-15 teams from last year's tournament are competing to see who will be among the best in the country this current season.

Play will resume for the BYU Cougars Tuesday at 8:00 am. Live stats will be posted throughout the day on

T12 Nick Becker              70 E  

T17 Jake Ellison 71 +1

T28 Clay Ogden 72 +2

T46 Daniel Summerhays 74 +4

T73 Nick Killpack 82 +12

1 Georgia -1 279

2 Texas A&M E 280

3 Florida +1 281

4 Oklahoma +2 282

5 UNLV +3 283

6 Lamar +5 285

T7 Arizona State +7 287

T7 Brigham Young +7 287

9 Georgia Tech +8 288

T10 Clemson +10 290

T10 Minnesota +10 290

12 Kentucky +12 292

13 VCU +14 294

14 Wake Forest +15 295

15 Washington +18 298

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