Cougars Start Strong at John A. Burns Intercollegiate

HONOLULU -- In the first round of the John A. Burns Intercollegiate, the BYU men's golf team is in sixth place after an opening round 291 (+3) at the Leilehua Golf Course.

In their second spring tournament , the Cougars displayed a more consistent game, as three players had scores of even par or better. BYU was led by freshman Ron Harvey Jr., who was the only Cougar to shoot under par with a 71 (-1). Harvey, a native of Canada, shot 35 on the front nine, and continued his consistent play, as he carded a 36 on the back nine.

BYU seniors Manuel Merizalde and Kyle Wight stand one shot behind Harvey, as both shot rounds of 72, to remain even par.

San Diego State is the runaway leader after the first round, as it shot a sizzling 274 (-14), to lead second place New Mexico by 13 strokes.

The John A. Burns Intercollegiate is hosted by the University of Hawai'i, and BYU last participated in February 2000, when it won the tournament by nine strokes in shooting 830 (-34). The tournament is played at the Leilehua Golf Course, which plays to par 72 over 6917 yards.

Play will resume on Thursday, Feb. 21, and continue on Friday, Feb. 22, with tee-off times scheduled each day for 7:30 a.m. (HST).

t10  Ron Harvey, Jr.        	BYU           71     -1			

t19 Manuel Merizalde BYU 72 E

t19 Kyle Wight BYU 72 E

t54 Greg Machtaler BYU 76 +4

t66 Jared Overton BYU 77 +5

Fin. School Scores

1 SanDiego State U. 274 -14

2 New Mexico, U. of 287 -1

3 Hawaii, Univ. of 288 E

Auburn University 288 E

5 UNLV 289 +1

6 Brigam Young Uni v. 291 +3

7 Pacific, U. of the 294 +6

8 UCLA 295 +7

Hawaii,-Hilo, U. of 295 +7

Colorado State Univ. 295 +7

11 California, U. of 296 +8

12 Denver, U. of 297 +9

13 Utah, Univ of 298 +10

14 Arizona, U. of 299 +11

15 San Jose State Univ. 302 +14

16 San Francisco, U. of 305 +17

Texas El Paso, U. of 305 +17

18 Nagoya 306 +18

19 Wyoming, U. of 317 +29

20 Hawaii-White 330 +42