Merritt posted a 71 (+1) in the first round and followed it up with a 65 (-5) to remain amongst the leaders. Merritt is tied for sixth place at the tournament with eight birdies and tied for eight with a 3.92 par-4 scoring average.
Matt Hastings and John Baranco are tied for 43rd place with a 3-over 143. Kevin Tarango posted a 146 (+6) and Robbie Richards recorded a 156 (+16) to round out the scoring for
The tournament will conclude Tuesday, Apr. 7, with the final 18 holes beginning with a shotgun tee time at