MEN'S GOLF: Sophomore Andy Miller's field-topping 68 saved an otherwise uninspired performance for BYU's men's golf team at the NCAA West Regional tournament Thursday at the Karsten Golf Club in Tempe, Ariz.

The Cougars' first-round 293 put them in a tie for seventh with host Arizona State in the three-round tournament that will determine the western representatives to the NCAA tournament May 27-30 in Albuquerque. The top nine teams in the 3-day event advance.

Two WAC teams, UNLV (the No. 1 team in the nation) and New Mexico are tied for the lead at one-under par 287.

Freshman Billy Harvey was the next-best Cougar, coming in with a one-over par 73. Michael Henderson and Matt Thurmond both shot 76, while Jose Garrido logged a 79.


WOMEN'S TENNIS: The Utes lost to No. 4-seeded Colorado at the NCAA Central Region Championships, 5-1, Thursday on the outdoor courts at BYU.

Angie Olson was the Utes' sole winner, defeating Sandra Fisher 6-4, 6-4 at the No. 4 position.

Weber State

TRACK & FIELD: Troy McDonough of Montana won the decathlon and Petra Eklund of Northern Arizona was first in the heptathlon Thursday in the Big Sky Conference track and field championships at Weber State University.

McDonough, who was first in the discus portion of the decathlon with a throw of 140 feet, 1 inch, finished with 7,473 points. He was followed by Stevie Keller of Montana State with 7,286 points.