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Miller finishes third at Thunderbird/Savanne Inv.

Tempe, Ariz.-Senior Scott Miller finished eight-under par 208 to finish third overall and helped BYU finish seventh at nine-under-par in the Thunderbird/Savanne Invitational on Saturday.

Miller shot a final round 68 to jump from nineth to third place for his third top ten finish this season. Miller is currently ranked 64th individually by the MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings. He is the second highest ranked Cougar behind Manuel Merizalde, who is ranked 51st. Miller finished one stroke ahead of U.S. Amateur champion Jeff Quinney of Arizona State.

He had an outstanding performance," BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. "Scott (Miller) was a real highlight for us in this tournament."

Other highlights include the consistent play of Merizalde 67-73-73-213 who finished 24th overall. Junior Kyle Wight playing in his first tournament for BYU since October had solid first and third rounds going 70 and 71 respectively. After shooting two birdies, one bogie and 15 pars on the final day, Wight finished in 76th place.

Host Arizona State claimed its third consecutive title outplaying No. 4 Texas in the final round to win by six strokes. Individually Anders Hultman finished two shots in front of Miller to claim the individual title. The Cougars, who led after the first round, struggled in the Arizona heat after weeks of cold weather in Provo. All-American Merizalde suffered a mild heat stroke on the final day of competition.

"We still have got plenty of work in front of us to get to where we want to be," Brockbank said. "For the most part this was a pretty positive week for our team."

BYU looks to build off this respectable performance as it heads into the Taylor Made/Addidas Cougar Classic on April 20-21st.

BYU INDIVIDUAL SCORES

T 3 Scott Miller 68 72 68 208

T 24 Manuel Merizalde 67 73 73 213

T 63 Billy Harvey 69 75 75 219

T 76 Jesse Hibler 72 74 75 221

T 76 Kyle Wight 70 80 71 221

TEAM FINAL RESULTS

Fin Team Scores

1 Arizona State U. 283 280 276 839 -25

2 Texas, Univ. of 284 270 291 845 -19

3 Southern California 283 276 288 847 -17

4 Houston, Univ. of 283 276 289 848 -16

5 Oklahoma State U. 284 286 279 849 -15

6 Arizona, U. of 282 288 282 852 -12

7 Brigham Young Univ. 274 294 287 855 -9

8 New Mexico, U. of 281 289 288 858 -6

9 UNLV 290 293 277 860 -4

10 Pepperdine Univ. 288 279 294 861 -3

Arizona State Maroon 284 287 290 861 -3

California, U. of 286 291 284 861 -3

13 UCLA 296 286 281 863 -1

14 Oklahoma, U. of 283 292 292 867 +3

15 Washington, U. of 295 291 285 871 +7

16 Texas El Paso, U. of 295 290 292 877 +13

17 Virginia, U. of 290 292 297 879 +15

18 Fresno State Univ. 299 292 289 880 +16

19 Oregon, U. of 291 297 293 881 +17

Oregon State U. 289 300 292 881 +17

21 Stanford University 303 292 292 887 +23

22 CSU-Northridge