Anonymous | Posted: 3 Nov 2003 | Updated: 28 Apr 2011

BYU in second place after first 36 holes at the Prestige

LA QUINTA, Calif. -- The No. 24 ranked BYU men's golf team is in second place after the first day of play at The Prestige at PGA West co-hosted by UC Davis and Stanford.

"It's exciting for this young team to be competing so well," head coach Bruce Brockbank said. "The depth of our team really helped us today."

BYU (No. 24) trails Texas Christian (No. 6), last year's Prestige champion, by two strokes going into the final 18 holes Tuesday. Pepperdine (No. 34), UCLA (No. 4) and Northwestern (No. 31) complete the top-5 spots.

Leading the Cougars were junior Todd Miller and freshman Jake Ellison who both shot three-under-par and are tied for third place with scores of 70-71--141 and 72-69--141 respectively.

Freshman Clay Ogden (71-74--145) is tied for 17th place, sophomore Clay Bingham (73-75--148) is tied for 33rd place and sophomore Oscar Alvarez (73-76--149) is tied for 39th place.

Individually, leading the Prestige is Stanford's Zack Miller (67-67--134) who is at 10-under-par. In second place is Texas Christian's Colby Beckstrom at five-under-par.

"If we stay patient and make a few putts, we have a good chance of winning the tournament tomorrow," Brockbank said.

BYU is playing on the par-72 La Quinta Resort Mountain Course, which measures 6, 841 yards.

The Cougars will continue play with the final 18 holes Tuesday at 8 a.m.

Results will be available at www.ucdavisaggies.com by approximately 3 p.m. Tuesday (PT).

Results

2 Brigham Young Univ. 286 289 575

T 3 Todd Miller 70 71 141

T 3 Jake Ellison 72 69 141

T 17 Clay Ogden 71 74 145

T 33 Clay Bingham 73 75 148

T 39 Oscar Alvarez 73 76 149

Fin. Top 20 Teams Scores

1 TCU 293 280 573

2 Brigham Young Univ. 286 289 575

3 Pepperdine Univ. 284 294 578

UCLA 283 295 578

Northwestern 286 292 578

6 Colorado, U. of 286 293 579

7 Stanford University 283 302 585

8 Kansas, U. of 284 303 587

9 UC Davis 290 300 590

10 Washington, U. of 301 290 591

11 Oklahoma, U. of 301 295 596

12 Oregon, U. of 297 302 599

13 Pacific, U. of the 301 301 602

14 UC-Irvine 303 302 605

15 Yale University 303 311 614

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