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  • 1. Machtaler Matches Nations No. 1 Golfer | The Official Site of BYU Athletics http://byucougars.com/m-golf/machtaler-matches-nations-no-1-golfer Machtaler Matches Nations No. 1 Golfer Brandon Olson | BYU Athletic Communications | Posted Feb 25, 2005 Tags: Results WAHIAWA -- Greg Machtaler led the 10th-ranked BYU mens golf team to a fourth-place finish with his performance at the 2005 John A. Burns Intercollegiate, shooting some of his best rounds of the season (68-66-69) and earning second-place honors. The final round of the tournament found Machtaler paired with the nations two best collegiate golfers: New Mexicos Spencer Levin (No. 1) and UNLVs Ryan Moore (No. 2). "[Moore]s one of the greatest players Ive seen," Machtaler said. "Hes amazing on the greens. I certainly learned a lot watching him play during this tournament." Machtaler, No. 29 in the nation, finished this years tournament shooting 13 under par. He finished seven strokes back of tournament champion Moore and in a tie for second place with Levin. Machtalers second-place Machtaler finishes second at the 2005 John A. Burns Intercollegiate finish and tournament score (203) marks his second best finish and tournament score of his collegiate career. "I think it was a great experience for Machtaler," said head coach Bruce Brockbank. "He held his own through the entire tournament. He really stepped up and played great golf." The final round presented some surprises for the golfers as they battled light wind and scattered showers throughout the day. BYU came out strong and played well through 15 holes in the final round before the rain dampened the Cougars hopes for a title, as they ended the final round with a 6-under-par 282, just one stroke shy of third-place Arizona. "We played decent," Brockbank said. "We were right there at the end, but we let some shots slip away from us. The competition was really close through 15. We just finished a little sloppy." The Cougars Oscar Alvarez had a strong showing at this years event, shooting a final-round 71 and finishing the tournament seven under par. Ron Harvey, Jr. made significant improvements over the three days, dropping two strokes each day and finishing at three under par, while Jake Ellison shot a 73 in the final round and ended at 1 under par. Todd Miller played well in the first two days, but ran into trouble in the final round scoring a 76 and ending the tournament three over par. Playing as individuals, sophomore Nick Becker attracted some attention as he shot a career-best 6-under-par 210 and tied for 17th place, while Clay Ogden struggled in the final round, shooting a 77 and finishing four over par. BYU (839) finished behind first-place No. 4 New Mexico (833), second-place No. 16 UNLV (835) and third-place No. 31 Arizona (838), but managed to hold a two-stroke lead over fifth-place No. 5 Auburn (841). The Cougars travel to Thousand Oaks, Calif. for the Cleveland Golf Classic Feb. 28-March 1. Leilehua Golf Course - Par 72 - 6,916 yards TEAM RESULTS (Top 15 of 22 universities) 1. New Mexico 274-275-284--833 2. UNLV 274-282-279--835 3. Arizona 278-275-285--838 4. BYU 286-271-282--839 5. Auburn 283-281-277--841 6. SDSU 280-280-283--8431 of 2 10/5/2011 9:21 AM
  • 2. Machtaler Matches Nations No. 1 Golfer | The Official Site of BYU Athletics http://byucougars.com/m-golf/machtaler-matches-nations-no-1-golfer 7. Texas Tech 280-280-284--844 8. Texas A&M 292-278-278--848 9. SMU 286-276-292--854 10. Denver 292-280-285--857 11. UC Santa Barbara 294-288-283--865 12. Colorado St. 281-289-297--867 T13. Hawaii 288-287-294--869 T13. San Jose St. 291-289-289--869 15. Utah 293-290-292--875 INDIVIDUAL RESULTS 1. Ryan Moore UNLV 67-65-64--196 (-20) T2. Greg Machtaler BYU 68-66-69--203 (-13) T2. Spencer Levin New Mexico 65-67-71--203 (-13) T2. Justin Madison San Jose St. 68-67-68--203 (-13) T15. Oscar Alvarez BYU 73-65-71--209 (-7) T28. Ron Harvey, Jr. BYU 73-71-69--213 (-3) T40. Jake Ellison BYU 73-69-73--215 (-1) T64. Todd Miller BYU 72-71-76--219 (+3) T17. Nick Becker* BYU 73-67-70--210 (-6) T70. Clay Ogden* BYU 73-70-77--220 (+4) * Competing as individuals2 of 2 10/5/2011 9:21 AM
  • 3. Cougars Nationally Ranked at No. 9 | The Official Site of BYU Athletics http://byucougars.com/m-golf/cougars-nationally-ranked-no-9 Cougars Nationally Ranked at No. 9 Brandon Olson | BYU Athletic Communications | Posted Feb 26, 2005 PROVO -- The BYU mens golf team earned a No. 9 ranking in the GCAA/Bridgestone Division I Coaches Poll yesterday, jumping up four spots from No. 13 in the previous poll. The Cougars, who earned 438 points in the poll, missed the No. 8 spot by one point behind TCU (439). Oklahoma State earned the No. 1 spot followed by Georgia at No. 2 and Georgia Tech at No. 3. BYU has finished three golfers in the top 20 in four of their seven tournaments this season and boasts the No. 29 collegiate golfer in the nation Greg Machtaler as well as No. 39 Oscar Alvarez. At the PING Arizona Intercollegiate Jan. 31-Feb. 1, the Cougars finished in second place behind No. 4 New Mexico with their third lowest team score of the season (842). BYUs Jake Ellison finished in third place while Machtaler finished in a fifth-place tie and Oscar Alvarez in a 19th-place The BYU mens golf team earns No. 9 ranking from Golf Coaches tie. Association of America The poll is voted on by a panel of head coaches at Division I institutions. All panel members are also members of the Golf Coaches Association of America, which awards the Golfer of the Year honor at the end of each season. The next GCAA/Bridgestone Division I Coaches Poll will be released March 11. GCAA/Bridgestone Division I Coaches Poll Previous 1st-Place Rank - University - Points - Ranking - Votes 1. Oklahoma St. 711 3 18 2. Georgia 694 1 9 3. Georgia Tech 677 2 1 4. New Mexico 636 4 1 5. Auburn 535 6 6. Wake Forest 474 14 7. USC 471 10 8. TCU 439 9 9. BYU 438 13 10. Texas 419 5 11. Arizona St. 412 7 12. Duke 394 12 13. Michigan St. 356 18 14. UCLA 350 8 15. Augusta St. 319 17 16. UNLV 287 15 17. Clemson 271 16 18. Florida 267 20 19. Kentucky 191 111 of 2 10/5/2011 9:21 AM
  • 4. Cougars Nationally Ranked at No. 9 | The Official Site of BYU Athletics http://byucougars.com/m-golf/cougars-nationally-ranked-no-9 20. Kent St. 171 23 21. Georgia St. 169 21 22. Washington 147 NR 23. Arizona 146 19 24. Minnesota 122 24 25. Tennessee 74 222 of 2 10/5/2011 9:21 AM
  • 5. BYU NewsNet - Three men to compete in New York http://nn.byu.edu/print/story.cfm/49431 BYU NewsNet Three men to compete in New York By Brandon Olson NewsNet Staff Writer 24 Mar 2004 Three members of the BYU mens swimming and diving team left yesterday for Long Island, N.Y. to compete against the nations best swimmers and divers in the mens NCAA Swimming and Diving Championship March 25-27, 2004. BYU swimmers Diogo Yabe and Zach Anderson qualified for the national competition during the Mountain West Conference Championship in February. For Yabe and Anderson, this is their first trip to nationals. Photo by Robert Costello Senior diver Justin Beardall also qualified for the competition with his Swimmer Zach Anderson is one of three who performance at the NCAA Zone E diving competition two weeks ago. will compete in the NCAA Championship March His performance on the 1-meter board qualified him for both the 25-27, 2004 for BYU. 1-meter and 3-meter events at nationals. Last year, Beardall qualified for the national championship and performed well by finishing in 18th place in the 1-meter event and 21st place in the 3-meter event. Beardall said he thinks hell do better than he did last year at nationals. "I have the potential to go into finals for both boards," Beardall said. "If I can just be consistent in what I do. If I can just hit the dives that I know I can hit all the time. Ive hit every one of my dives for good scores. Ive just got to put it all together in one meet." BYU diving coach Keith Russell said he thinks Beardall has a good chance to compete well at the championship. He said he thinks it will be a very good contest. "Justins been there before," Russell said. "I expect him to go there and dive with a certain confidence that perhaps he hasnt had before. If he does that, hell be right in the ballgame. Talent-wise and diving-wise hes just as good as anybody. He can compete with those guys just as well as anybody." Beardall said the diver to beat is ASUs Joona Puhakka, a sophmore from Finland. Puhakka was the 2003 NCAA Champion on the 1-meter board. He also placed third in the 3-meter diving competition at last years championship. Although Puhakka will be difficult to beat, Beardall said he thinks it should be a good competition with the rest of the divers. "Our goal is to make finals at national championships so he [Beardall] can be All-American," Russell said. On the swimming side, Yabe, a junior from Brazil, will compete in the 200 IM [individual medley] and the 100 and 200 free events. Anderson, a sophmore from Mesa, will compete in the 200, 500 and 1650 free events. Both Yabe and Anderson were influential in helping the BYU mens swimming and diving team win its fifth straight MWC Championship. They made the NCAB cut for nationals with their times during the MWC Championship. This means they did not receive an automatic invite to the national championship but NCAA officials reviewed their times after all conference championships were finished. They were notified last week that their times qualified them for the national competition. Mens swimming head coach Tim Powers said despite an injury incurred during the MWC Championship, Yabe1 of 2 10/5/2011 9:50 AM
  • 6. BYU NewsNet - Three men to compete in New York http://nn.byu.edu/print/story.cfm/49431 feels good and is ready to swim this week. "Yabe injured his shoulder during the MWC meet," Powers said. "But hes feeling better now, and Zach has been working hard. Were hopeful that both will be able to place." Mens swimming coach Tim Powers said both Yabe and Anderson have been training hard the past two weeks and expects both swimmers to do well. Copyright ©2011 BYU NewsNet2 of 2 10/5/2011 9:50 AM
  • 7. BYU NewsNet - Provo Angels name Rodriguez player of the week http://nn.byu.edu/print/story.cfm/51371 BYU NewsNet Provo Angels name Rodriguez player of the week By Brandon Olson NewsNet Staff Writer 20 Jul 2004 Provo Angels shortstop Sean Rodriguez has made himself right at home in Provo and was named the Pioneer Leagues Player of the Week on Monday, July 19. His player-of-the-week honors came from his performance last week when he went 16-30 (.533) at the plate, knocking in 13 runs with two doubles, two triples and a home run, helping his team to a first-place spot in the Southern Division. Rodriguez also accomplished something that hadnt been done in 108 years of professional baseball when he and teammate Ryan Leahy both went 6-for-6 in Friday nights game against the Missoula Osprey. "I thank God," Rodriguez said. "It was awesome. I didnt really realize it until I sat down after going 4-for-4. Hopefully it wont be the last." Rodriguez, a third-round draft pick from Miami, Fla., in 2003, began his professional career in the Angels organization in Mesa, Ariz., last year. He started the 2004 season with the Cedar Rapids Kernels, batting .250 with four home runs and 17 RBI. He led the Kernels in stolen bases with 14. On June 30, he was sent down to the Angels to replace Billy Boyer, who had gone up to the Kernels in exchange for Rodriguez. Rodriguez said he doesnt mind being moved to Provo. He only hopes to help out the team in whatever way he can. "Its all good as long as Im playing baseball," Rodriguez said. "Whatever I can do to help the team. I just try to keep a positive attitude about it." Copyright ©2011 BYU NewsNet1 of 1 10/5/2011 9:50 AM
  • 8. New Luggage Box from The UPS Store Expands Luggage Shipping Solutio... http://www.pressroom.ups.com/Press+Releases/Archive/2010/Q2/ci.Ne... New Luggage Box from The UPS Store Expands Luggage Shipping Solutions San Diego, June 29, 2010 Alternatives Take the "Lug" Out of Luggage; Save Time, Money The UPS Store can ease air travelers burdens this summer with three luggage shipping alternatives, including a new luggage box that takes the place of a suitcase, to help reduce hassles of long lines, security searches and increasing baggage fees. "Not having to carry a suitcase while traveling is a great convenience. Even better is luggage awaiting your arrival at a destination or hotel," said John Minetola, The UPS Store franchisee from Wyoming, Pa. "You can ship your luggage as is; place it in a box for shipment, or at select locations purchase a luggage box, eliminating the need for a suitcase altogether." When shipped UPS Ground service, the luggage box is competitively priced with the airlines baggage fees, especially when compared to the major airlines, many of which are charging well over $100 for comparable baggage. Additionally, members of the Automobile Association of America (AAA) can receive a 15 percent discount off the full retail price of The UPS Store eligible products and services and five percent off domestic U.S. UPS shipping costs. The new luggage box comes as the AAA predicts an increase in summer travel this year. "AAAs Memorial Day forecast predicted a more than five percent increase in Americans traveling, a trend we expect to continue this summer," said Heather Hunter, AAA spokesperson. "Additionally, our travel agents are reporting double-digit increases in the percentage of travelers making advanced bookings for tours and cruises as well as an increase in hotel bookings via AAA.com." Available at select U.S. The UPS Store locations only, the luggage box comes in two sizes, large and small; has a sturdy handle for easy carrying, and is made of recyclable corrugate. Because it weighs less than an empty suitcase, packing directly into the box can help lower shipping costs. Travelers also can include packaging tape and a return UPS shipping label for use when returning home. "Weve seen more customers shipping golf clubs and skis ahead over the past few years as well as more snow birds packing items for annual travel to warmer climates," Minetola added. "Luggage shipping picked up when the airlines began increasing fees for checked bags and carry-ons." Both luggage boxes meet airline baggage restrictions for travelers opting to fly with their belongings. The small box can be carried on and the large box can be checked in, minimizing the chance of paying airline oversize or overweight charges. The luggage boxes have been professionally tested. Travelers can visit theupsstore.com to view a luggage box information sheet with details about box dimensions, weight limitations and declared value. Luggage solutions from The UPS Store also allow travelers to easily track shipments with UPS mobile apps for cell phones, PDAs or other web-enabled wireless devices or receive e-mail shipment notification. Travelers can visit the online cost calculator to research the most economical shipping option. Planning ahead allows travelers to choose a less expensive shipping option like UPS Ground service. Additional information to consider when planning to ship luggage includes: The certified packing experts at The UPS Store also specialize in packing odd, oversized items, such as skis, golf clubs and fishing poles - items travelers would prefer to have waiting at their destination. Because of the duties and taxes associated with international shipments, The UPS Store does not recommend shipping luggage internationally. Federal Aviation Administration restrictions prohibit The UPS Store from shipping hazardous materials, including colognes and perfumes, aerosol sprays, nail polish and cigarette lighters via air. In addition to domestic and international shipping, The UPS Store offers full-service packaging; online and digital printing; black-and-white and color copies; document finishing (binding, laminating, etc.); printing services (business cards, letterhead, rubber stamps, etc.); notary; custom crating and shipping for large items (furniture, artwork, motorcycles, etc.); mailbox and postal services; office and packaging supplies, and more. Travelers can find the nearest The UPS Store location online or by calling1 of 2 10/5/2011 9:18 AM
  • 9. New Luggage Box from The UPS Store Expands Luggage Shipping Solutio... http://www.pressroom.ups.com/Press+Releases/Archive/2010/Q2/ci.Ne... 1-800-789-4623. About The UPS Store With approximately 4,800 locations, The UPS Store ® and Mail Boxes Etc. ® network comprises the worlds largest franchise system of retail shipping, postal, document and business service centers throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. In the United States and Puerto Rico, The UPS Store and Mail Boxes Etc. locations are independently owned and operated by licensed franchisees of Mail Boxes Etc., Inc., a UPS subsidiary. In Canada, locations are independently owned and operated by licensed franchisees of master licensee MBEC Communications, L.P. For additional information, www.theupsstore.com. To ask about this press release, contact: Brandon Olson MBE, a UPS company 858-455-8846 Susan Rosenberg UPS Public Relations 404-828-6130 Becca Andrews MBE, a UPS company 858-455-89822 of 2 10/5/2011 9:18 AM
  • 10. The UPS Store Continues to Expand Non-Traditional Locations in the U.S.... http://www.pressroom.ups.com/Press+Releases/Current+Press+Releases/... The UPS Store Continues to Expand Non-Traditional Locations in the U.S. San Diego, September 23, 2011 University of Oregon Welcomes The UPS Store on Campus Today, The UPS Store ® franchise network opened a location on the University of Oregon campus, adding to its nearly 140 non-traditional locations across the country. The UPS Store franchise began providing its services in venues like universities, hotels, convention centers and military bases nearly three decades ago. According to Kevin Pignone, vice president of non-traditional development for The UPS Store network, the company continues to pursue opportunities in non-traditional venues whose customers need The UPS Store services. "Our non-traditional locations allow us to work with venues that have proven their customers need our services," Pignone said. "They also provide students, hotel guests, convention attendees and military personnel the added convenience of having a business services location nearby." While customers may experience the same level of customer service at a non-traditional The UPS Store location, the products and services may vary from those found in a traditional The UPS Store location. "Its very common for these locations to offer customized services," Pignone said. "For example, some of our college venues provide storage and assist students moving in and out of the dorms. These services are tailored specifically to that venue." The UPS Store location at the University of Oregon will offer a variety of services to students, faculty and staff, including packing and shipping, exclusive mailbox services, notary services, move-in and move-out assistance, and summer and winter storage. The university location will also test dorm room delivery as an added convenience for mailbox holders during especially busy times in the semester, such as mid-terms and finals. "We look forward to becoming part of the campus community through the services we provide," said Victor Urbina, The UPS Store franchisee. "We hope to contribute to what makes the University of Oregon a top-tier college." Additional The UPS Store non-traditional locations include the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La.; Mississippi State University in Starkville, Miss.; Nellis Air Force Base located outside Las Vegas, Nev.; and the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla. to name few. In addition to domestic and international shipping, traditional The UPS Store provides a variety of products and services to small-business owners and general consumers alike, including: digital printing, black-and-white and color copies, document finishing (binding, laminating, etc.), printing services (business cards, letterhead, rubber stamps, etc.), full-service packing, custom crating and shipping for large items (e.g., grandfather clocks, rowboats), notary, mailbox and postal services, office and packaging supplies, and more. For more information on The UPS Store products or services, or to find a location near you, please visit www.theupsstore.com/logistics. More Information About The UPS Store With more than 4,700 locations, The UPS Store and Mail Boxes Etc. network comprises the worlds largest franchise system of retail shipping, postal, print and business service centers throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada. In the U.S. and Puerto Rico, The UPS Store and Mail Boxes Etc. locations are independently owned and operated by licensed franchisees of Mail Boxes Etc., Inc., a UPS subsidiary. In Canada, locations are independently owned and operated by licensed franchisees of master licensee MBEC Communications, L.P. For additional information on The UPS Store, including information on franchise opportunities for opening a The UPS Store location, visit www.theupsstore.com. About The University of Oregon The University of Oregon was founded in 1876 in Eugene, an energetic college town in the western region of Oregon. The university provides academic and hands-on learning opportunities, offering more than 260 academic in a wide range of disciplines. Last year, the university welcomed 23,389 students to their 295 acre campus from all over the world. For information, please visit www.uoregon.edu.1 of 2 10/5/2011 9:18 AM
  • 11. The UPS Store Continues to Expand Non-Traditional Locations in the U.S.... http://www.pressroom.ups.com/Press+Releases/Current+Press+Releases/... To ask about this press release, contact: Brandon Olson MBE, a UPS company 858-455-88462 of 2 10/5/2011 9:18 AM