Merritt Tied For First After Round One

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Goodyear, Ariz. Boise State University golfer Troy Merritt is tied for first place after round one of the Ron Moore Invitational, Friday, Mar. 21, with a 6-under 66.

 

Merritt registered a 33 (-3) on both the front and the back-nine to stand tied atop the standings. This was Merritt’s 11th score in the 60s in 21 rounds of golf this season but it was not his low-round as Merritt posted an 8-under 64 in the first round of the Turtle Bay Invitational. Merritt leads the tournament in par-four scoring as he is 3-under while averaging 3.5 strokes per hole. He also posted seven birdies in the first round to tie for the tournament lead in the category.

 

Matt Hastings is tied for ninth place with a 69 (-3) after the first round of play. He registered a 34 (-2) on the front-nine and a 35 (-1) on the back-nine to remain amongst the leaders. This was Hastings third round in the 60s in 21 rounds of golf during the 2007-08 season. His 69 (-1) was one stroke off his season-low of 68 (-4) which he registered in the first and third rounds of the Turtle Bay Invitational.

 

John Baranco and Drew Surmeier are tied in 69th place with a 5-over 77.

 

Kevin Tarango rounded out the scoring for Boise State with an 82 (+10)

 

The Broncos are tied for 11th with Nebraska and Southern Utah in the 16-team field, with a 1-over 289. On the day, Boise State registered 17 birdies and 50 pars.

 

The second round of the Ron Moore Invitational will continue Mar. 22, 2008 beginning at with tee times at 8:00 a.m., on holes No. 1 and No. 10.

 

Results

Ron Moore Invitational

Goodyear, Ariz.

Palm Valley Golf Club

Mar. 21-23

 

Boise State Individuals T1. Troy Merritt (66, -6), T9. Matt Hastings (69, -3). T69. Drew Surmeier (77, +5), T69. John Baranco (77, +5), 79. Kevin Tarango (82, +10).

 

Top Teams 1. San Diego, (277, -11), 2. Canadian Development, (279, -9), 3. Kansas State, (280, -8), T4. Denver, (284, -4), T4. Iowa State, (284, -4), T4. Northern Iowa, (284, -4), T7. Colorado State, (285, -3), T7. Utah, (285, -3), 9. New Mexico State, (286, -2), 10. Hawaii, (288, E), T11. Boise State, (289, +1), T11. Nebraska, (289, +1), T11. Southern Utah, (289, +1), 14. Kansas, (291, +3), 15. Ohio State, (292, +4), 16. Air Force, (300, +12).

 

Top Individuals T1. Troy Merritt, Boise State, (66, -6), T1. Matheiu Rivard, RCGA Development, (66, -6), T1. Darren Hupfer, RCGA Development, (66, -6), 4. Nate Page, Southern Utah, (67, -5), 5. Four golfers tied at (68, -4).

 

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