BYU wins its fifth tournament of the season

Santa Barbara, Calif.--Senior Captain Andy Miller's clutch birdie on the final hole gave BYU a one-stroke victory over San Diego at the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate golf tournament earning seventh-ranked BYU their fifth tournament victory of the season.

"Andy won it for us," BYU Head Coach Bruce Brockbank said. "Anytime you need something from this guy, he shows up and gets it done. We needed a birdie that last whole and he knew and he got it.

On Miller's last hole, he sank a 10-foot putt after driving 405 yard straight into 20-30 mile-per-hour winds to seal the victory for the Cougars.

BYU was also led by Todd Miller who finished fifth after shooting even par in the last round on a very challenging course, La Purisma in Santa Barbara, California. Brockbank called La Purisma, with its hilly greens the toughest, course the Cougars have played on this season.

"This is a very tough course to play on and I think our guys were getting a little frustrated at times, but they hung in there and handled the challenge very well," Brockbank said. "We were very fortunate to win."

BYU will next play in the Morris Williams Invitational in Austin, Texas on March 20-21.

FINAL STATS

1.Brigham Young 302 299 295 896

2. San Diego, U. 295 306 296 897

3. San Diego State 295 301 307 903

4. California 305 302 302 909

5. Pacific 299 303 314 916

5. CSU Northridge 298 315 303 916

7. North Texas 303 308 308 919

8. Long Beach State 306 313 302 921

9. New Mexico State 301 309 314 924

10. Pepperdine 311 306 308 925

19 Teams

BYU Individual Scores

3. Andy Miller 75 74 70 219

5. Todd Miller 75 74 72 221

t14. Billy Harvey 75 77 75 227

27. Scott Miller 77 74 79 230

73. Jose Garrido 77 87 78 242