Merritt is tied for 12th with an even-par 144, heading into the third round Saturday. In the second round, the Bronco golfer started with three bogeys on the first four holes, but rallied to birdie four of the next six holes to climb back into contention.
To qualify for nationals, Merritt must be one of two individual golfers not on a top-10 finishing team. He currently holds a two-stroke advantage over five golfers for the final individual selection to the NCAA Men’s Golf Championships in
The third round of the NCAA West Regional Championships will continue Saturday, May 16, at 8:00 a.m. (PT). Merritt is scheduled to set to tee off from hole No. 10 at 8:53 a.m. (PT).