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dbroberg | Posted: 30 Sep 2003 | Updated: 30 Sep 2003
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Bremerton, WA -- BYU's No. 17-ranked men's golf team finished among the top five teams for the second consecutive tournament this fall as the Cougars tied for fourth at the Husky Invitational on Tuesday.

The Cougars, who led after the first round slipped to a tie for fourth with Washington State on the final day. The Washington Huskies defended their home turf with a 21-stroke victory while San Diego State finished second. No. 3-ranked UCLA was third finishing six shots better than BYU and Washington State. California, ranked fourth in the latest Golfweek standings, was sixth. The tournament featured six-man teams with the top five scores counting toward the team total.

"I would have liked to have finished a little better today, but we still had a lot of bright spots in this tournament for our team," BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. "We left a lot of shots out there and we need to minimize those if we want to beat the top teams."

Junior Todd Miller earned his first top-10 finish since returning from an LDS mission. His fourth place finish ties his career best finish as he went 73-72-72--217.

"He's still trying to find his game since coming home from a mission, but I think he's doing a tremendous job," Brockbank said. "It's never easy coming back after a two-year break and he's been our top performer in both tournaments this fall.

Oscar Alvarez and Greg Machtaler both finished tied for 23rd at eight-over-par. In his first collegiate tournament, true freshman Clay Ogden finished 27th after going 74-77-74--225. Another freshman, Jake Ellison also played well for the Cougars finishing 75-78-75--228 and in 38th place.

Next up for the Cougars is the Fresno Lexus Classic on Oct. 10-11.

TEAM STANDINGS

1 Washington 365 366 356 1087 +7

2 San Diego State 372 373 363 1108 +28

3 UCLA 371 376 364 1111 +31

4 Brigham Young 364 380 373 1117 +37

Washington State 376 374 367 1117 +37

6 California 367 380 372 1119 +39

7 Oregon State 373 367 380 1120 +40

8 Fresno State 383 375 366 1124 +44

9 Oregon 382 371 376 1129 +49

10 Tohoku Fukushi 381 377 374 1132 +52

BYU INDIVIDUAL SCORES

4 Todd Miller 73 72 72 217

23 Greg Machtaler 73 75 76 224

23 Oscar Alvarez 69 78 77 224

27 Clay Ogden 74 77 74 225

38 Jake Ellison 75 78 75 228

43 Ron Harvey, Jr. 76 78 76 230

 

 
Anonymous | Posted: 29 Sep 2003 | Updated: 28 Apr 2011
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SEATTLE -- After a solid first-place finish in round one, the No. 17 BYU men's golf team fell to third place in the second round Monday at the Opus Northwest Husky Invitational.

The Cougars are competing on the par 72 Gold Mountain Olympic Course against a field including California, Fresno State, Oregon State, San Diego State, Washington State, Tohoku Fukushi (Japan) and UCLA.

"This is a long and tricky course, but our guys have handled things pretty well," head coach Bruce Brockbank said. "We've done better than a lot of the teams out there, but we were a little sloppy on the second 18."

During the second round of play, BYU fell to a third-place finish behind host Washington (365-366--731) and Oregon State (373-367--740).

BYU leads both No. 3-ranked UCLA and No. 4 California by three strokes after the first day of play.

Junior Todd Miller is tied for seventh place and leads the Cougars with the low score of one-over-par (73-72--145). Sophomore Oscar Alvarez, who had a fantastic first round score of 69, fell from first place in round one to 13th in round two (69-78--147).

Other Cougar scores include junior Greg Machtaler who is tied for 18th (73-75--148), freshman Clay Ogden in 29th (74-77--151), freshman Jake Ellison tied for 34th (75-78--153) and junior Ron Harvey Jr. tied for 42nd (76-78--154).

After the first round, BYU was at the top of the team standing (364-380--744) led by Alvarez who tied for first place with California's Scott Carlyle at three-under-par.

"We shot 364 on a tough course to lead after the first round," Brockbank said. "We really did a good job of playing solid right from the start."

The Husky Invitational is one of the few tournaments all season where six Cougars will compete for five scores. Typically, it is five individuals per team and the top four scores counting towards the team score.

Washington's three-time All-American Brock Mackenzie leads the individual standings at four-under-par (70-70--140).

BYU will resume play in the final round Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. and hopes to improve on its third-place finish after day one.

"I think we should be in a good position to challenge for the title going into the final day," Brockbank said.

BYU Finishes 

3 Brigham Young Univ. 364 380 744

T 7 Todd Miller 73 72 145

T 13 Oscar Alvarez 69 78 147

T 18 Greg Machtaler 73 75 148

T 29 Clay Ogden 74 77 151

T 34 Jake Ellison 75 78 153

T 42 Ron Harvey, Jr. 76 78 154

Team Standings

Fin. School Scores

1 Washington, U. of 365 366 731 +11

2 Oregon State U. 373 367 740 +20

3 Brigham Young Univ. 364 380 744 +24

4 San Diego State U. 372 373 745 +25

5 California, U. of 367 380 747 +27

UCLA 371 376 747 +27

7 Washington State U. 376 374 750 +30

8 Oregon, U. of 382 371 753 +33

9 Fresno State Univ. 383 375 758 +38

Tohoku Fukushi 381 377 758 +38

Top 20 Individual Standings

Fin. Name School Scores

1 Brock Mackenzie Washington 70 70 140 -4

2 Brad Simpson Oregon St. 70 71 141 -3

3 John Merrick UCLA 72 71 143 -1

Scott Carlyle California 69 74 143 -1

5 Travis Johnson UCLA 72 72 144 E

Cory Segall SanDiegoSt 73 71 144 E

7 John Poucher UCLA 74 71 145 +1

Todd Miller BYU 73 72 145 +1

Jordan Madison Wash. St. 72 73 145 +1

10 Jimmy White Oregon 73 73 146 +2

Jamie Puterbaugh SanDiegoSt 74 72 146 +2

Erik Olson Washington 73 73 146 +2

13 Haruo Fujishima Tohoku 72 75 147 +3

Takamasa Yamamoto Tohoku 75 72 147 +3

Dan Potter Washington 71 76 147 +3

Sean Deacon Oregon St. 73 74 147 +3

Oscar Alvarez BYU 69 78 147 +3

18 Ryan Gilmour Oregon St. 75 73 148 +4

Greg Machtaler BYU 73 75 148 +4

20 Chad Spencer Fresno St. 73 76 149 +5

Ryan Carter Fresno St. 76 73 149 +5

Isaac Woods Wash. St. 72 77 149 +5

Alex Prugh Washington 78 71 149 +5

Dustin Pewarchuk Oregon 75 74 149 +5