Despite a final round of 13-over-par, BYU held on to win the Guadalajara Intercollegiate by two strokes over Cal-Santa Barbara.
BYU took an 11 shot lead into the third round, but a strong finish of four-over-par by Cal-Santa Barbara cut that lead to two, with BYU finishing at 891 and UCSB at 893.Washington placed third 12 strokes behind UCSB at 905, and Utah and Wichita State finished tied for fourth at 914.
The tournament individual winner was Alejandro Munoz of the University of Occidente who shot a three-round total of 218. Tied for second at 219 were Mike Swindle and O.D. Vinson, both from the University of Washington.
BYU's John Johnson finish in fourth two strokes off the lead at 220. However, according to BYU Coach Karl Tucker, Johnson was sick the previous night, and it was questionable whether he would even play.
"If you had to single out one guy who helped carry us in today, it would be John Johnson. He was in contention to win and probably would have had he been feeling well," Tucker said.
"But he hung in there and shot a great 75, which, coming off the last two holes, was obviously the score we needed to win," Tucker said.
Other BYU scores were Mike Weir in 10th place at 224, and Dean Wilson one stroke behind Weir at 225. Ryan Rhees and Eddie Heinen finished at 228 and 232 respectively.
BYU will participate in the Fresno Classic March 22-23 in Fresno, Calif.