Harvey and Cougars Lead Tucker Intercollegiate

Albuquerque, N.M.--BYU's Billy Harvey continued his hot streak shooting a first round 67 and helped the Cougars to a five-shot first-round lead over host New Mexico at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate.

Harvey's 67 tops the leaderboard followed by teammate Manuel Merizalde's 69. Senior Jesse Hibler also chipped in a great round shooting one-under-par.

Thanks to the play of Harvey, Merizalde and Hibler the 19th-ranked Cougars lead 12th-ranked New Mexico by five strokes, seventh-ranked UNLV by nine strokes and sixth-ranked Arizona by 10 strokes.

"I've never seen Billy (Harvey) so composed," BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. "He's playing awesome right now and I'd love to see him keep it for the next two rounds."

The Cougar will finish the third round Saturday at the UNM Championship course. BYU finished second at last year's Tucker Intercollegiate.

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

Fin Name School Scores

1 Billy Harvey BYU 33-34 67 -5

2 Manuel Merizalde BYU 33-36 69 -3

Michael Letzig UNM 35- 34 69 -3

4 David Bolen Tex. Tech 34- 36 70 -2

Shawn Edwards Utah 35- 35 70 -2

Scott Hailes NMJV 34- 36 70 -2

*Brandon Smith Arizona 34- 36 70 -2

8 Matt Call Colorado 36- 35 71 -1

Rob Kortan UNM 34- 37 71 -1

David Oh USC 35- 36 71 -1

Matthew Zions Colorado 37- 34 71 -1

Ryan Ellis Utah 35- 36 71 -1

Calvin Kupeyan UNLV 36- 35 71 -1

Jesse Hibler BYU 37- 34 71 -1

23 Scott Miller BYU 36- 37 73 +1

64 Jared Overton BYU 39- 37 76 +4

64 Ollie Nissinen BYU 38- 38 76 +4

TEAM RESULTS

Fin Team Scores

1 Brigham Young Univ. 280 -8

2 New Mexico, U. of 285 -3

3 UNLV 289 +1

4 Arizona, U. of 290 +2

5 Hawaii, Univ. of 292 +4

6 Pepperdine Univ. 295 +7

7 Colorado, U. of 296 +8

Utah, Univ. of 296 +8

9 Southeastern La. U. 297 +9

Texas Tech Univ. 297 +9

Southern California 297 +9

12 Oregon State U. 298 +10

13 Wyoming, U. of 299 +11

Furman University 299 +11

New Mexico - JV 299 +11

16 San Diego State U. 300 +12

17 Texas El Paso, U. of 301 +13

Air Force 301 +13

19 San Francisco, U. of 302 +14

20 Colorado State Univ. 305 +17

21 Denver, U. of 307 +19

22 New Mexico State U. 309 +21

23 Weber State Univ. 310 +22