Anonymous | Posted: 21 Oct 2003 | Updated: 21 Oct 2003

BYU finishes third at the Barona Collegiate Cup

LAKESIDE, Calif. -- The No. 21 ranked BYU men's golf team captured a third-place finish at the Barona Collegiate Cup Tuesday. This marks BYU's fourth top-5 finish of the year.

After the first round BYU trailed first place Colorado State by 15 strokes, but rebounded to shoot a tournament-low 274 in the second round. The Cougars scored a 283 in the final round to finish at 19-under-par.

CSU held onto its first place spot scoring 273-282-281--836 (-28). UTEP finished in second place at 284-280-278--842 (-22) and BYU followed in third place at 288-274-283--845 (-19).

"We didn't get off to a good start, but we made a run and had a lot of bright spots," head coach Bruce Brockbank said. "CSU played great and was a hard team to catch."

BYU's top finishers were junior Todd Miller (74-67-68--209) and sophomore Oscar Alvarez (72-69-68--209) who both tied for ninth-place at seven-under-par.

Miller, who recently returned home from an LDS mission, has been a boost for the Cougars this year with his consistent play recording three top-15 finishes.

"I'm still getting back into the tournament mode," junior Todd Miller said. "My goal has been to shoot under par."

Freshman Clay Ogden, who competed as an individual, tied for 18th place (72-72-68--212) to finish four-under-par.

Sophomore Clay Bingham (70-72-74--216) and junior Greg Machtaler (73-70-73--216) tied for 35th place to shoot even par and freshman Jake Ellison (73-68-76--217) finished tied for 41st place.

The Cougars competed on the par-72 course against a field of 17 teams including UNC Greensboro (No. 12), New Mexico (No. 20), Colorado State (No. 24), San Diego State (No. 32), Texas A&M (No. 35), UTEP (No. 47), Nevada, Hawaii, Denver, Ohio State, Washington State, Louisville, Fresno State, Wichita State, Alabama-Birmingham and the University of San Diego.

The individual top finisher at the Barona was UTEP's Chris Baryla who finished 17-under-par at 69-63-67--199.

The team will compete at the Prestige, its final tournament of the year, on Nov. 3-4 in Palm Springs, Calif.

Results

3 Brigham Young Univ. 288 274 283 845

T 9 Oscar Alvarez 72 69 68 209

T 9 Todd Miller 74 67 68 209

T 35 Clay Bingham 70 72 74 216

T 35 Greg Machtaler 73 70 73 216

T 41 Jake Ellison 73 68 76 217

Fin.School Scores

1 Colorado State Univ. 273 282 281 836 -28

2 Texas El Paso, U. of 284 280 278 842 -22

3 Brigham Young Univ. 288 274 283 845 -19

4 New Mexico, U. of 276 290 284 850 -14

5 Texas A&M University 293 275 286 854 -10

UAB 288 283 283 854 -10

7 Fresno State 289 282 284 855 -9

8 N. Car.- Greensboro 294 280 282 856 -8

Wichita State Univ. 283 286 287 856 -8

10 Ohio State Univ. 287 281 289 857 -7

Denver, U. of 279 294 284 857 -7

12 Washington State U. 285 294 286 865 +1

13 San Diego State U. 300 279 289 868 +4

14 Hawaii, Univ. of 297 289 289 875 +11

15 Louisville, U. of 288 290 298 876 +12

16 Nevada, Univ. of 297 293 294 884 +20

17 San Diego State JV 312 303 294 909 +45

18 San Diego, U. of 306 311 303 920 +56

Fin. Top 20 Players School Scores

1 Chris Baryla UTEP 69 63 67 199

2 Jimmy Cunningham Denver 68 69 65 202

3 Mathew Kodama Hawaii 68 67 69 204

4 Martin Laird Col. St. 68 69 69 206

5 Chad Spencer Fresno St. 68 70 69 207

John May Wichita St 69 69 69 207

7 Nolan Martin Col. St. 69 70 69 208

Nick Baker NC Greensb 75 67 66 208

9 Chris Cousins UAB 65 74 70 209

Kevin Hall Ohio State 72 69 68 209

Oscar Alvarez BYU 72 69 68 209

Jesse Schulte Wichita St 68 70 71 209

Todd Miller BYU 74 67 68 209

14 Madalitso Muthiya New Mexico 69 71 70 210

John Hayes Col. St. 68 72 70 210

Rufus Brijalba UTEP 68 72 70 210

17 Charlie Beljan New Mexico 67 74 70 211

18 Andy Bare NC Greensb 72 71 69 212

Stephen Reed Texas A&M 74 68 70 212

James Love Denver 68 75 69 212

Ryan Carter Fresno St. 69 73 70 212

Clark Brown UAB 72 69 71 212

Kevin McAlpine Col. St. 68 71 73 212

*Clay Ogden BYU 72 72 68 212

* played as an individual

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