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Miller Leads Cougars to Seventh Place Finish at Waikoloa Intercollegiate

HILO, Hawaii -- Scott Miller overcame the windy conditions on the first two days, and tough putting surfaces in the final round, to lead the Cougars to a seventh place team finish at the Taylor Made/Waikoloa Intercollegiate.

Miller finished out strong performances from the first two days of the tournament and claimed a share of third place for his best of the 2000-2001 season. Bruce Brockbank commented on Miller's solid play.

"He [Miller] was the most consistent golfer in the tournament," Brockbank said. "He was the big strong point in this tournament, he showed a lot of focus on the course."

Weather had played a factor during the first two rounds with high gusts of wind making shots difficult. The wind calmed down for the final round, but the dry conditions assisted in making the putting greens a challenge to get a read.

"The wind died down," Brockbank said. "The course was a little more reasonable today, but we missed some short putts on the tough greens."

The University of Texas won the tournament by a commanding 6 strokes. Meanwhile, the nation's top-ranked team, Georgia Tech struggled under the conditions to finish in a tie for eighth place.

Individually, Sprague Kolp of Nevada and Matt Jones of Arizona State finished 3 and 2 shots ahead of Miller respectively to claim first and second for the tournament.

Taylor Made/Waikoloa Inter.

Waikoloa: Kings/Beach Waikoloa, HI

Tournament Dates: 02/15 - 02/17

FINAL RESULTS

Par: 72 70

Yardage: 7074 6566

BYU Scores

T3 Scott Miller 75 72 73 220

T37 Billy Harvey 80 80 72 232

T37 Jesse Hibler 80 81 71 232

T50 Manuel Merizalde 85 78 72 235

111 Jared Overton 82 85 81 248

Team Scores

1 Texas, Univ. of 302 310 281 893 +37

2 Arizona State U. 313 304 282 899 +43

3 TCU 307 308 285 900 +44

4 Oregon, U. of 308 305 291 904 +48

5 Oklahoma, U. of 325 303 285 913 +57

6 Southern California 320 307 287 914 +58

7 Brigham Young Univ. 317 311 288 916 +60

8 Georgia Tech 321 320 282 923 +67

Washington, U. of 336 307 280 923 +67

10 Nevada, Univ. of 329 308 289 926 +70

11 UCLA 320 319 289 928 +72

12 CSU-Bakersfield 315 327 289 931 +75

13 Texas A&M University 332 304 296 932 +76

14 Hawaii, Univ. of 334 317 286 937 +81

Rhode Island, U. of 321 324 292 937 +81

16 Oregon State U. 334 307 297 938 +82

17 UC-Santa Barbara 331 313 295 939 +83

18 San Diego State U. 336 309 295 940 +84

19 Pepperdine Univ. 328 314 300 942 +86

Arkansas, U. of 333 310 299 942 +86

21 Southern Methodist 349 314 291 954 +98

San Francisco, U. of 343 318 293 954 +98

23 Nagoya Univ Commerce 334 321 303 958 +102

24 Hawaii-Hilo, U. of 358 318 302 978 +122

Top 20 Players

1 Sprague Kolp Nevada 76 72 69 217

2 Matt Jones Arizona St 74 75 69 218

3 Scott Miller BYU 75 72 73 220

Matt Dobyns Texas 70 83 67 220

5 Adam Rubinson TCU 79 74 68 221

6 Cody Freeman Oklahoma 81 73 68 222

7 Alex Kuyumjian USC 78 75 70 223

Matt Brost Texas 75 72 76 223

Jason Hartwick Texas 80 77 66 223

10 Scott Volpitto TCU 74 77 73 224

John Ellis Oregon 77 76 71 224

Parker McLachlin UCLA 75 75 74 224

13 Bryce Molder Ga. Tech 76 82 67 225

Troy Matteson Ga. Tech 75 78 72 225

Brock Mackenzie Washington 82 75 68 225

16 Craig Lile Arkansas 76 76 74 226

Mike Applegate CSUB 77 79 70 226

Chez Reavie Arizona St 79 77 70 226

19 Travis Johnson UCLA 81 77 69 227

Matt Cohn Oklahoma 82 75 70 227

Conner Robbins Washington 81 75 71 227

Matt Lindholm Texas A&M 82 70 75 227

Chris Carnahan Oregon 76 76 75 227