GOLF: Ute junior Garrett Clegg was the wire-to-wire leader on his way to becoming the individual winner at the Highlander — Braveheart Classic. Clegg shot an eight-under 208 for the tournament with rounds of 66-71-71, leaving him two-strokes ahead of the field. Utah finished with a team score of six-over 845. The Utes finished third after leading the tournament following the first round.
For the Utes, Casey Fowles added a one-over 217, finishing 14th, while Luke Swilor shot a five-over 221, putting him 26th. Ashdon Woods finished 44th shooting an 11-over 227, and Steve Newren added a 12-over 228, leaving him 50th.
Utah led the tournament after a first round 285; however, fell to third with a second round 296. A final round 289 left the Utes alone in third, 25 strokes back of tournament winner and host UC Riverside finishing with a 19-under 845. Denver finished in second at four-over 868.
MEN'S VOLLEYBALL: BYU men's volleyball head coach Tom Peterson will have his first matchup against one of his previous assistant coaches this weekend as the third-ranked Cougars host No. 11 Penn State for the first time in 12 years. To round off the week, the Cougars (11-3, 11-3 MPSF) will also be hosting Concordia Wednesday.
With Penn State coming to Provo on Friday and Saturday, Peterson is feeling a little extra pressure. The Nittany Lions made four NCAA Tournament appearances and won their only national championship in 1994 with Peterson as their head coach.
SOFTBALL: The BYU women's softball team (9-4) will travel to Fresno, Calif., for the Hedrick's Hallowell Chevrolet Classic Tournament hosted by Fresno State this weekend. The team will play host Fresno State on Wednesday and Saturday and will face No.-1 UCLA on Thursday. BYU will also play No.-15 DePaul on Friday along with its third meeting with Cal Poly. The Cougars will finish the tournament on Saturday against St. Johns and Fresno State.
BASEBALL: This week's three-game series at TCU is the last action BYU's baseball team has before starting league play.
BYU, 4-8, begins this Thursday at TCU, which is 9-5 with two more games prior to hosting the Cougars at Fort Worth, Texas. Jeff Mousser (3-0, 1.86), the reigning Mountain West Conference Pitcher of the Week is scheduled to start that first game at 6:30 p.m. CST.
The other probable BYU starters are Paul Jacinto (0-4, 4.43) for Friday evening and southpaw freshman Ken Gravley (1-0, 3.45) for Saturday afternoon.