Anonymous | Posted: 16 Oct 1999 | Updated: 16 Oct 1999

BYU Finishes First at Fresno Lexus Classic

FRESNO -- The BYU men's golf team began in first, and ended that way Saturday at the Fresno Lexus Golf Classic in Fresno, Calif.

Led by brothers Andy and Scott Miller and Manuel Merizalde, the Cougars dominated the field of 16, ending with an overall score of 1034, 46 below par. The runner-up, host Fresno State, managed a 27-under par score of 1053, 19 strokes below the Cougars.

Andy Miller and Manuel Merizalde tied for second place to aid in the Cougar effort, and Scott Miller finished just one stroke behind with a score of 206. Jose Garrido finished 11th for the Cougars, while Billy Harvey and Todd Miller placed 19th and 33rd, respectively.

Craig Lile of Arkansas won a close individual competition with a score of 204, 12-under par.

Mountain West Conference school San Diego State took third in the team competition. Utah came in 8th, and Wyoming finished 12th.

Top teams:

1 - Brigham Young - 1034

2 - Fresno State - 1053

3 - San Diego State - 1075

4 - Nevada - 1082

5 - North Texas - 1084

6 - Long Beach State - 1085

7 - Pacific - 1088

8 - Utah - 1093

9 - UC-Santa Barbara - 1097

10 - Texas El Paso - 1098

Top Individuals:

1 - Craig Lile, Arkansas - 204

2 - Andy Miller, BYU - 205

Manuel Merizalde, BYU - 205

4 - Ryan King, Fresno St. - 206

Scott Miller, BYU - 206

6 - Lars Johansson, SDSU - 207

7 - Danny Paniccia, Fresno St. - 208

8 - Mike Haack, Nevada - 209

Todd Rose, Fresno St. -209

Jason Preeo, Pacific - 209

BYU Finishers:

2 - Andy Miller, 205 (T)

2 - Manuel Merizalde, 205 (T)

4 - Scott Miller, 206 (T)

11 - Jose Garrido, 210

19 - Billy Harvey, 214

33 - Todd Miller, 218 (T)

-- BYU --

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