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BYU men's golf team places ninth in the Western Intercollegiate

After a season of climbing up the rankings, the BYU men's golf team received a wake-up call at the Western Intercollegiate. The fifth-ranked Cougars tied with UC-Santa Barbara for ninth place with a final score of 870 (+30).

"This was our season's wakeup call. We need to learn from our mistakes, put this tournament behind us and look ahead to the Cougar Classic."

Manuel Merizalde was the low Cougar at the Western Intercollegiate shooting 70-71-74--215 and finishing in 17th place. All-Americans Andy Miller, Jose Garrido and Billy Harvey all posted some of their highest scores of the season.

"This was the type of golf course if you hit the ball on the wrong side of the hole, you'll get big numbers," said Brockbank.

BYU, who has more tournament victories than any other school this season, hopes to rebound from its worst finish of the season as it hosts the BYU-Stanford Shootout at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah on April 15th and the Ben Hogan Cougar Classic at Riverside Country Club in Provo, Utah on April 21-22.

Final Team Standings

Fin Team Scores

1 Fresno State Univ 266 285 287 838 -2

2 Pepperdine Univ. 282 282 281 845 +5

3 Kansas, U. of 287 276 294 857 +17

4 Oregon, U. of 285 285 289 859 +19

5 Long Beach State 289 279 293 861 +21

6 Washington, U. of 285 288 291 864 +24

7 California, U. of 288 284 293 865 +25

8 Oregon State U. 288 288 292 868 +28

9 Brigham Young 283 290 297 870 +30

-- UC-Santa Barbara 291 290 289 870 +30

11 Texas El Paso, U. of 290 287 296 873 +33

12 Pacific, U. of the 288 297 289 874 +34

-- Stanford University 295 285 294 874 +34

14 San Diego State U. 288 289 299 876 +36

15 Southern California 296 289 297 882 +42

-- UC-Irvine 291 297 294 882 +42

17 Nevada, Univ. of 295 294 299 888 +48

18 San Jose State Univ. 297 298 295 890 +50

19 Santa Clara Univ. 303 304 298 905 +65

20 Hawaii, Univ. of 307 307 294 908 +68

BYU Individual Scores

t17 Manuel Merizalde 70 71 74 215 +5

t34 Andy Miller 69 76 74 219 +9

t34 Jose Garrido 71 72 76 219 +9

t34 Todd Miller 73 73 73 219 +9

t75 Billy Harvey 73 74 78 225 +15