BYU leads at the Southwestern Intercollegiate

BYU's eighth-ranked men's golf team continues its hot streak at the Southwestern Intercollegiate Invitational in Westlake Village, California where it hold a six-shot lead over the field after two rounds.

Rainy conditions have keep scores higher than usual, but thanks several clutch birdies on in the second round, BYU has found itself six shots ahead of sixth-ranked Arizona State.

"The guys got a little frustrated today because we weren't making the putts like we normally do, but nobody else was making them either," BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. "This course is really tricky and tough and we struggled the first round, but finished really well that second round."

BYU was the only team to go under par in either round thanks to clutch birdies by Andy Miller, Billy Harvey and Todd Miller. Todd Miller shot a second-round 69, which was the only second score under 70 in the first two rounds.

"The course rules committee people couldn't believe we shot under par as a team after the second round," Brockbank said. "This is the best we've played this course in quite some time, so it'll be interesting to see how we shoot tomorrow."

The final round of the Southwestern Intercollegiate Invitational will be on Tuesday as the Cougars try and defend their lead against Arizona State and third-place Fresno State and Pepperdine. The tournament is being played at the prestigious North Ranch Country Club which is a par-71 course with a course rating of 73.0.

Andy Miller 72-70--142 (even)

Todd Miller 74-69--143 (+1)

Billy Harvey 72-71--143 (+1)

Manuel Merizalde 71-73--144 (+2)

Jose Garrido 72-73--145 (+3)

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