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Brigham Young University


Anonymous | Posted: 2 Mar 2004 | Updated: 2 Mar 2004

WESTLAKE VILLAGE -- Despite rough weather and a less-than-perfect finish, the BYU men's golf team powered past two top-10 teams Tuesday, snagging third place at the Cleveland Golf Classic.

The No. 20 ranked Cougars (286-289-297--872), playing through wind and cold, finished ahead of No. 3 UCLA (293-291-291--875) and 8th-ranked Arizona State (285-302-288--875). Texas (281-278-288--847), ranked No. 15 nationally, ran away with the tournament by shooting 5-under-par overall.

BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said he was pleased with the outcome, but feels his team can still play much better.

"We beat some really good teams," Brockbank said. "But, we should have been at least five shots better."

Individually, the Cougars had three players finish in the top-20. Sophomore Oscar Alvarez (68-73-74--215) and junior Todd Miller (71-72-72--215) both tied for ninth place while freshman Jake Ellison (72-69-75--216) faded in the final round, but still came away with 14th. Junior Greg Machtaler (75-75-77--227) and freshman Clay Ogden (78-77-76--231) rounded out the Cougars' five.

Texas' Matthew Rosenfield (67-68-73--208) was the Classic's top individual, shooting a 5-under-par 208.

Brockbank said he was happy with his team's success, but wants his team to be more mentally tough.

"The results look good on paper," he said. "But, we're in a funk and we need to play better."

BYU finished sixth at the Cleveland Classic in 2003 while UCLA came away with the top spot.

The Cougars rest until March 15-16, when they will compete in the Morris Williams Invitational in Austin, Texas.

Cleveland Golf Classic      Westlake Village, Calif.

March 1-2, 2004 North Ranch Golf Course

Par: 71 Yardage: 6815

Fin. Name Score

T 3 BYU 286-289-297--872 (+20)

T 9 Oscar Alvarez 68-73-74--215 (+2)

T 9 Todd Miller 71-72-72--215 (+2)

T 14 Jake Ellison 72-69-75--216 (+3)

T 58 Greg Machtaler 75-75-77--227 (+14)

T 73 Clay Ogden 78-77-76--231 (+18)

Fin. Team Score

1 Texas 281-278-288--847

2 Southern California 283-286-293--862

T 3 TCU 285-295-292--872

T 3 Brigham Young Univ. 286-289-297--872

5 California, U. of 290-291-293--874

T 6 Arizona State U. 285-302-288--875

T 6 UCLA 293-291-291--875

8 Tennessee, Univ. of 279-303-294--876

T 9 Stanford University 294-299-288--881

T 9 Alabama, U. of 280-299-302--881

T 11 Oregon State U. 292-284-315--891

T 11 Pepperdine 298-300-293--891

13 Washington 298-297-297--892

14 Arkansas, U. of 292-297-306--895

15 Illinois 296-300-302--898

16 Oregon, U. of 296-304-301--901

17 Notre Dame, U. of 297-310-311--918

Fin. Name School Score

1 Matthew Rosenfeld Texas 67-68-73--208

T 2 Jeff Bell Texas 72-68-69--209

T 2 Jason Hartwick Texas 71-67-71--209

T 2 Peter Tomasulo California, U. of 69-69-71--209

5 Chez Reavie Arizona State U. 72-73-67--212

T 6 Alejandro Canizares Arizona State U. 67-75-71--213

T 6 Michael Putnam Pepperdine 72-69-72--213

8 Scott Oxandaboure Southern California 68-70-76--214

T 9 Oscar Alvarez Brigham Young Univ. 68-73-74--215

T 9 Steve Conway UCLA 74-72-69--215

T 9 Adam Meyer TCU 67-74-74--215

T 9 Todd Miller Brigham Young Univ. 71-72-72--215

T 9 Zack Miller Stanford University 72-73-70--215

T 14 Lars Brovold Alabama, U. of 68-72-76--216

T 14 Jake Ellison Brigham Young Univ. 72-69-75--216

T 14 Scott Gustafson Notre Dame, U. of 73-68-75--216

T 14 Tyler Ley Southern California 72-73-71--216

T 14 Ross McGowan Tennessee, Univ. of 69-74-73--216

T 19 Scott Carlyle California, U. of 73-70-74--217

T 19 Andrew Dahl Arkansas, U. of 71-74-72--217

T 19 John Merrick UCLA 71-78-68--217


Anonymous | Posted: 1 Mar 2004 | Updated: 28 Apr 2011

WESTLAKE VILLAGE -- The BYU men's golf team was holding on to third place Monday after darkness fell during the second round of the Cleveland Golf Collegiate Invitational.

After strong performances by Oscar Alvarez, Jake Ellison, and Todd Miller through 36 holes, nightfall prevented Greg Machtaler and Clay Odgen from completing the No. 20 ranked Cougars' second round.

"The guys did a good job today," BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. "They hung in there."

Alvarez and Ellison paced the Cougars, each shooting a 1-under-par 141. Miller was 1 over at 143. Texas' Matthew Rosenfield held the top spot individually with a 7-under-par 135.

Brockbank said he believes a little more consistency from his team will give the Cougars a chance to win the tournament.

"I'd like to see us be more consistent," he said. "We play 14 or 15 holes pretty well and then we drop off."

BYU came in sixth last year at the Cleveland while UCLA took top honors.

The tournament is held at the par-71 North Ranch Golf Course, a 6,900-yard course located in Westlake Village, Calif. Brockbank said North Ranch can be a tough course.

"It's a great course--tricky, and challenging," he said.

The Cougars are competing against a tough field of 17 clubs, including 12 that are ranked in the top 50 nationally. BYU's competition consists of the following schools: UCLA (3), TCU (6), Arizona State (8), Arkansas (13), Texas (14), California (16), Tennessee (24), USC (26), Pepperdine (28), Washington (25), Illinois (39), Stanford, Notre Dame, Alabama, Oregon, and Oregon State.

The 27 players who were unable to finish will wrap up their last holes at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. The final round will begin at 8:30 a.m.