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Cougars Take First at Tucker Invitational

Brigham Young University's men's golf team, bolstered by four players in the top-10 individuals, shot 856 (-8) to win the Tucker Invitational by 10 strokes over Southern California.

Fourth-place finisher Manuel Merizalde led BYU with a score of 214 while Billy Harvey, Scott Miller and Andy Miller all tied for fifth place at 215. BYU had an amazing 18-stroke lead going into the final three holes, but had three double-bogies to shorten the gap. BYU soundly defeated fellow top twenty-five schools UNLV, New Mexico, Texas, and TCU.

"Our kids played awesome," BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. "The wind was up, the pins were very difficult, but we ended up doing a great job and winning the tournament."

BYU won the Tucker for the 10th time in the tournament's 45-year history, but for the first time since 1986. Before the Cougar's impressive showing at the Tucker, they were ranked 11th by the MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings.

Team Results

1 Brigham Young Univ. 283 283 290 856 -8

2 Southern California 288 284 294 866 +2

3 New Mexico, U. of 285 295 295 875 +11

UNLV 291 287 297 875 +11

5 Oklahoma, U. of 289 293 298 880 +16

6 Colorado State Univ. 294 293 294 881 +17

7 Colorado, U. of 296 294 293 883 +19

8 Arizona, U. of 300 297 288 885 +21

9 Texas, Univ. of 297 287 305 889 +25

10 San Diego State U. 290 292 308 890 +26

11 Oregon State U. 298 300 293 891 +27

12 TCU 299 298 298 895 +31

13 Swedish National 300 299 299 898 +34

14 New Mexico State U. 307 292 301 900 +36

Air Force 305 297 298 900 +36

16 Texas El Paso, U. of 293 306 302 901 +37

17 San Francisco, U. of 297 299 313 909 +45

18 Hawaii, Univ. of 297 316 301 914 +50

19 Southern Methodist 304 311 302 917 +53

20 New Mexico JV 301 306 313 920 +56

Top 50 Individual Results

1 Nigel Spence Col. St. 70 68 70 208 -8

2 Jeremy Anderson UNLV 69 67 74 210 -6

3 Scott Piercy SanDiegoSt 70 69 74 213 -3

4 Manuel Merizalde BYU 74 71 69 214 -2

5 Derek Gillespie Arizona 74 72 69 215 -1

Michael Kirk UNLV 72 70 73 215 -1

Nick Webb USC 73 69 73 215 -1

Scott Miller BYU 69 71 75 215 -1

Billy Harvey BYU 68 74 73 215 -1

Andy Miller BYU 75 67 73 215 -1

John Ray Leary USC 71 70 74 215 -1

12 Kevin Stadler USC 74 72 70 216 E

Par Nilsson SWE 71 74 71 216 E

John Lepak Oregon St. 75 73 68 216 E

15 Scott Hailes New Mexico 70 75 72 217 +1

16 Stephen Carroll Colorado 71 71 76 218 +2

Michael Letzig New Mexico 70 74 74 218 +2

18 Andy Doeden TCU 74 73 73 220 +4

Wil Collins New Mexico 74 73 73 220 +4

Matt Brost Texas 73 71 76 220 +4

Ben Leestma Air Force 77 71 72 220 +4

Kane Webber Colorado 75 74 71 220 +4

Cody Freeman Oklahoma 72 73 75 220 +4

Rob Kortan New Mexico 71 73 76 220 +4

Nick Jones USC 70 73 77 220 +4

26 Nicholas Loar SMU 74 78 69 221 +5

Jon Babich N. Mex. St 77 69 75 221 +5

Sal Spallone TCU 72 76 73 221 +5

Russell Surber Texas 72 71 78 221 +5

Ryan Donovan SanDiegoSt 72 71 78 221 +5

Ricky Barnes Arizona 74 76 71 221 +5

*Scott Moore Arizona 74 74 73 221 +5

33 Russ Nygard Hawaii 73 79 70 222 +6

Adrian Quintela UTEP 71 78 73 222 +6

Chris James Oklahoma 72 74 76 222 +6

Chris Cureton Oklahoma 78 71 73 222 +6

*John Kidwell Oklahoma 73 73 76 222 +6

38 Adam Scott UNLV 74 75 74 223 +7

Tim Mickelson Oregon St. 73 74 76 223 +7

Matthew Zions Colorado 76 76 71 223 +7

41 Scott Lieberwith N. Mex. St 78 71 75 224 +8

Jose Garrido BYU 72 76 76 224 +8

Robby Stephenson Col. St. 75 77 72 224 +8

Brandon Huffman Texas 75 74 75 224 +8

Jeff Scohy Air Force 75 74 75 224 +8

John Klauk Texas 77 71 76 224 +8

Aaron Hickman TCU 76 70 78 224 +8

48 Kevin Price NMJV 77 71 77 225 +9

Patrick Norris Arizona 76 77 72 225 +9

Kelsey Cline Oklahoma 74 77 74 225 +9

Kyle Hudson Oregon St. 74 78 73 225 +9

*played as individual