Manuel Merizalde
Last School
Los Cedsor del Libano
Roster Years


The son of Jose Fernando and Beatriz Merizalde...latin american studies major.

Before BYU

First place in the South American in Sao Paulo, Brazil; Santiago, Chile; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 1998-1999

Won medalist honors at the WAC Championships after shooting a 69-70-74-213 ? Competed at the WAC Championships where he won by four strokes to help BYU win the WAC Championship by defeating No. 2-ranked UNLV ? Played in 11 of the Cougar's 14 events ? Placed 12th at the Nike Northwest Classic--his first event as a Cougar ? Placed in the top 20 three times, including a 20th place finish at the NCAA West Regionals to help his team advance to the NCAA Championships ? Named All-Conference

Sophmore Year 1999-2000

Earned Honorable Mention All-American honors ? Named to the All-Mountain West Conference team ? Recorded nine top-20 finishes and five top-10 finishes ? Placed second in the Fresno Lexus Classic where he shot 11 under par ? Finished second at the Cougar Classic, shooting two consecutive rounds of 66 to open the tournament ? Was the low Cougar in five tournaments during the season ? Finished the season with the team's second-best stroke average of 71.5 ? Semi-Finalist at Western Amateur and placed second at the Southwest Amateur ? Ranked 36th in the MasterCard Individual Collegiate Golf Rankings

Junior Year 2000-2001

Competed in all five fall events, including two third place finishes at the Tucker Invitational and the PING Preview ? Ranked as high as 16th individually by the MasterCard collegiate rankings after an impressive third-place finish at the Ping Preview ? Shot a season low 67 on the way to a 17th place finish at the Nike Northwest tournament ? Placed 20th competing as an amateur against PGA Tour members in the 2000 Mexican Open in Mexico City Summer 2000: ? Quarter-finalist at the Utah State Amateur ? Quarter-finalist at the Western Amateur ? Participated in the U.S. Amateur

Senior Year 2001-2002

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year 1997-1998

Medical Redshirt Year 1997-1998