Merritt began his day by birding hole No. 10. He would go on to post a total of three birdies to one bogie on the back-nine and head into the second set of nine holes 2-under par. Then on the front-nine he recorded six pars, a bogey and a double bogey to post a 73 (+1) for the first round.
Merritt was one of six individuals selected to participate with 27 teams in the NCAA West Regional Championship.
He is competing with everyone, not on a top-10 finishing team in the region, for one of two spots at the NCAA Men’s Golf Championships in
The second round of the NCAA West Regional Championships will continue Friday, May 16, at (PT). Merritt is set to tee off at (PT).