Men's golf finishes third at the Fresno State Lexus Classic

FRESNO, Calif. -- The BYU men's golf team shot a third-round score of 286, to finish in third place overall and 25-under-par at the 41st annual Fresno State Lexus Classic Saturday.

Colorado State captured the team title with a score of 281-271-279--831 (-33). San Diego claimed the second place spot at 285-272-277--834 (-30) and BYU finished in third place at 280-275-284--841 (-23).

"I was really pleased with the consistently of our team this weekend," head coach Bruce Brockbank said. "The tournament gave us a good idea of how good we can really be."

In his first tournament of the year, sophomore Clay Bingham tied for 16th place by going four-under-par and was the second best BYU finisher. Bingham's 16th place finish is the best of his college career (71-70-71--210).

The top finisher was sophomore Oscar Alvarez who carded 69-69-73--221 (-5) to tie for 10th place. Alvarez's first and second round scores of 69 tie his career low round record.

Juniors Greg Machtaler and Todd Miller finished tied for 19th and 21st respectively, at 71-74-68--213 (-3) and 71-69-74--214 (-2). Ron Harvey Jr. finished seven-over-par and freshman Jake Ellison was disqualified from the third round due to a scorecard issue.

Going into the final round Ellison was tied for sixth place 72-67--139 and with his third round score would have placed fifth and improved BYU's team finish to second place.

CSU's Nolan Martin won the tournament at 12-under-par with a score of 68 in all three rounds of play.

BYU will compete next on Oct. 20-21 at the Barona Collegiate Cup in San Diego, Calif.

FINAL RESULTS           Fresno St. Lexus Golf Classic

Belmont C.C. Fresno, CA

Dates: 10/10 - 10/11 (Today:10-11-2003)

Par: 72

Yardage: 6503

Fin. School Scores

1 Colorado State Univ. 281 271 279 831 -33

2 San Diego State U. 285 272 277 834 -30

3 Brigham Young Univ. 280 275 286 841 -23

4 Texas Tech Univ. 281 281 284 846 -18

5 Denver, U. of 286 277 286 849 -15

6 Texas El Paso, U. of 282 282 287 851 -13

7 Fresno State 288 281 289 858 -6

8 CSU-Northridge 292 290 281 863 -1

9 Nevada, Univ. of 284 291 289 864 E

10 Wyoming, U. of 292 284 293 869 +5

Louisiana - Monroe 294 280 295 869 +5

12 Pacific, U. of the 291 288 293 872 +8

13 Long Beach State 294 287 293 874 +10

14 Utah, Univ. of 304 283 288 875 +11

San Jose State Univ. 292 285 298 875 +11

3 Brigham Young Univ. 280 275 286 841

T 7 Clay Bingham 71 70 69 210

T 10 Oscar Alvarez 69 69 73 211

T 19 Greg Machtaler 71 74 68 213

T 21 Todd Miller 71 69 74 214

T 60 Ron Harvey, Jr. 69 72 82 223

DQ Jake Ellison 72 67 DQ

Individual Results

Fin. Name School Scores

1 Nolan Martin Col. St. 68 68 68 204 -12

2 Andrew Scott SanDiegoSt 69 66 70 205 -11

3 Mark Warman SanDiegoSt 72 68 66 206 -10

Martin Laird Col. St. 70 64 72 206 -10

5 Andrew Dresser Texas Tech 68 72 69 209 -7

Jimmy Cunningham Denver 72 68 69 209 -7

7 Chris Baryla UTEP 71 69 70 210 -6

James Love Denver 70 70 70 210 -6

Casey Watabu Nevada 69 71 70 210 -6

10 Pete Sisich CSUN 72 69 70 211 -5

Cory Segall SanDiegoSt 74 70 67 211 -5

James Allenby UTEP 67 66 78 211 -5

Jeremy Moreno Fresno St. 71 68 72 211 -5

Oscar Alvarez BYU 69 69 73 211 -5

Kevin McAlpine Col. St. 74 68 69 211 -5

16 John Hayes Col. St. 70 72 70 212 -4

Clay Bingham BYU 71 70 71 212 -4

Bryant Reyes San Jose S 71 69 72 212 -4

19 Greg Machtaler BYU 71 74 68 213 -3

Erik Stenman Texas Tech 71 71 71 213 -3

21 Todd Miller BYU 71 69 74 214 -2

Garrett Clegg Utah 75 70 69 214 -2

William Haddrell Texas Tech 73 68 73 214 -2

Bryan Vahlberg ULM 72 72 70 214 -2

Eric Baily Wyoming 74 68 72 214 -2

Ryan Ritter Long Beach 72 68 74 214 -2