BOISE, Idaho - Troy Merritt was named Western Athletic Conference Men’s Golfer of the Week for Feb. 12-18.
Merritt, a junior from Fridley, Minn. (Spring Lake Park HS), was the spark behind Boise State’s 21 stroke turnaround from round one (299, +11) to round two (278, -10) at the Pat Hicks Thunderbird Invitational at St. George, Utah, Feb. 12-13. Merritt finished in a tie for fourth place after shooting a two-round total of 138 (-6), three strokes behind the winner. He was 1-under after the first day before recording a 5-under par, 67, on day two. His strong performance in the second round propelled the Broncos from a tie for 15th place into a tie for sixth place ahead of WAC rivals Nevada and Utah State.