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Merritt in First, Broncos Tied for Fifth at Ron Moore Invite

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Goodyear, Ariz. The Boise State University men’s golf team posted an 11-under 277 in the second round of the Ron Moore Invitational to move into a tie for fifth place with a 566 (-10) in the 16-team field. 

All five Bronco golfers improved upon their first round scores as Boise State ascended the leader board, Saturday, Mar. 22.

Troy Merritt posted a 7-under 65 in the second round to extend his lead to four strokes at 131 (-13). Merritt, ranked No. 92, according to Golfstat, continues to lead the tournament field in birdies (15) and par-4 scoring (-9) as he seeks his third individual title of the 2007-08 season. Merritt won the 2007 Ron Moore Invitational with a school-record three-round score of 203 (-13).

 

Matt Hastings is tied for fifth place with a 7-under 137 through two rounds of the Ron Moore Invitational. He posted a 68 (-4) in the second round to move up the leader board. His 68 (-4) matched his season-low round which he posted in the first and third rounds of the Turtle Bay Intercollegiate. Hastings is tied for sixth in par-5 scoring (-5) and tied eighth place at the tournament with 10 birdies. Last season at the Ron Moore Invitational, Hastings finished tied for fifth with a 9-under 207.

 

Sophomore John Baranco registered a 3-under 69 in the second round as he moved into a tie for 44th place with a 146 (+2).

 

Drew Surmeier posted a season-low 75 (+3) in the second round and now stands tied for 67th place with a 152 (+8).

 

Kevin Tarango rounded out the scoring for Boise State with his 76 (+4) in the second round. He is currently in 78th place with a 158 (+14).

 

As a team the Broncos are second in birdies (40) and fifth in par-3 scoring (+7) at the tournament. Boise State also matched the low-round score at the tournament with a 277 (-11) in the second round.  

 

The final 18 holes of the 2008 Ron Moore Invitational will be played Sunday, Mar. 23, with tee times starting at 8:00 a.m.

 

Results

Ron Moore Invitational

Goodyear, Ariz.

Palm Valley Golf Club

Mar. 21-23

 

Boise State Individuals 1. Troy Merritt (131, -13), T5. Matt Hastings (137, -7), T44. John Baranco (146, +2), T67. Drew Surmeier (152, +8), 78. Kevin Tarango (158, +14).

 

Top Teams 1. San Diego, (277-278-555, -21), 2. Kansas State (280-278-558, -18), 3. Canadian Development (279-284-563, -13), 4. Colorado State (285-279-564, -12), T5. Boise State (289-277-566, -10), T5. Denver (284-282-566, -10), 7. Ohio State (292-277-569, -7), 8. Utah (285-285-570,-6), 9. Northern Iowa (284-291-574, -2), 10. Iowa State (284-291-575, -1), 11. Kansas (291-285-576, E), 12. Hawaii (288-289-577, +1), 13. New Mexico State (286-293-579, +3), 14. Southern Utah (289-294-583, +7), 15. Nebraska (289-298-587, +11), 16. Air Force (300-290-590, +14).

 

Top Individuals 1. Troy Merritt, Boise State, (66-65-131, -13), T2. Blake Trimble, San Diego, (69-66-135, -9), T2. Darren Hupfer, RCGA Dev., (66-69-135, -9), 4. Mathieu Rivard, RCGA Dev., (66-70-136, -8), T5. Matt Hastings, Boise State, (69-68-137, -7), T5. Joe Ida, Kansas State, (68-69-137, -7), T5. Chris Baker, Iowa State, (69-68-137, -7).

 

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