Merizalde Finishes Second in First Fall Tourney

Kiawah Island, S.C. (Sept. 11, 2001) -- The BYU men's golf team took fourth place in the 2001 Cleveland Golf/Kiawah Island Invitational at Osprey Point in Kiawah Island, S.C.

The College of Charleston, host of the tournament, took first place in the tournament with an 845 over 54 holes. BYU's 857 was just three strokes behind Alabama (854) and just one stroke behind third-place Augusta State (856).

Senior Manuel Merizalde finished second in the tournament with a 208, shooting rounds of 72, 69 and 67. Sophomore Chris Graham finished sixth (211) with rounds of 68,70 and 73.

The Cougars travel to Albuquerque, N.M. Sept. 21 for the William H. Tucker Invitational.

Top Ten Team Results

1 Charleston, College of 286 280 281 847 -17

2 Alabama, U. of 279 290 285 854 -10

3 Augusta State U. 288 281 287 856 -8

4 BYU 286 283 288 857 -7

5 Maryland, U. of 294 282 284 860 -4

6 Tulsa, U. of 296 284 286 866 +2

7 Baylor University 290 283 294 867 +3

8 LSU 286 295 289 870 +6

9 South Carolina-Aiken 290 300 284 874 +10

South Alabama, U. of 287 284 303 874 +10

BYU Individual Scores

2 Manuel Merizalde 72 69 67 208

T 6 Christopher Graham 68 70 73 211

T22 Kyle Wight 71 71 75 217

T47 Ron Harvey 75 73 76 224

T51 Berg Crawford 77 75 73 225