Miller Shines at All-American Tournament

EL PASO, TEXAS--BYU's Andy Miller nearly walked away champion in one of college golf's most prestigious tournaments. Miller finished second to Georgia Tech's Matt Kuchar at the 25th Annual Savane College All-American Golf Classic at El Paso Country Club.

The 1997 U.S. Amateur Champion, Kuchar won on a third-hole playoff against Miller to squeeze out the victory. It was only the second time for a three-hole playoff in the tournament's history. The Savanne College All-American Golf Classic Plays host each year to many of college golfs top names. Past champions of the tournament include Jerry Pate (1974), Scott Simpson (1976), Davis Love III (1984), Billy Mayfair (1986), David Duval (1991), Notah Begay (1994) and Tiger Woods (1995).

Ironically Kuchar and Miller also tied for third in the Ping Putting Contest earlier in the tournament. BYU was also represented in this prestigious tournament by Billy Harvey who placed 20th overall.

El Paso Country Club

Par: 71

Yardage: 6781

1. Matt Kuchar (Georgia Tech) 69-67-72 - 208

2. Andy Miller (BYU) 67-74-67 - 208

T3. David Gossett (Texas) 69-71-69 - 209

John Engler (Clemson) 69-66-74 - 209

T5. Derek Gillespie (Arizona) 69-74-67 - 210

Ryan Vermeer (Kansas) 70-69-71 - 210

7. Bryce Molder (Georgia Tech) 72-72-70 - 214

8. Michael Kirk (UNLV) 74-70-72 - 216

9. Jeff Quinney (Arizona State) 72-74-73 - 219

T10. Camilo Benedetti (Florida) 77-72-72 - 221

Jonathan Byrd (Clemson) 76-72-73 - 221

Kyle Thompson (South Carolina) 73-73-75 - 221

13. Ben Curtis (Kent) 71-75-76 - 222

T14. Andy Sanders (Houston) 77-75-71 - 223

Troy Kelly (Washington) 73-74-76 - 223

16. Michael Morrison (Georgia) 69-77-78 - 224

T17. Matt Krauss (Duke) 76-76-73 - 225

Jeremy Anderson (UNLV) 73-79-73 - 225

19. Chad Collins (Methodist) 74-77-75 - 226

20. Max Harris (North Carolina) 75-76-76 - 227

Billy Harvey (BYU) 75-74-78 - 227

22. Chris Wisler (East Tennessee St.73-79-76 - 228

23. Wil Collins (New Mexico) 76-74-80 - 230

Ping Putting Contest

1. Eric Ecker (South Carolina) 21

2. Michael Kirk (UNLV) 22

T3. Bryce Molder (Georgia Tech) 23

Andy Miller (BYU) 23

Matt Kuchar (Georgia Tech) 23

Titleist Long Drive Contest

1. Wil Collins (New Mexico) 316.5

2. Ryan Vermeer (Kansas) 315.8

3. Michael Morrison (Georgia) 313

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