Merritt Just Misses U.S. Open Cut
June 16, 2017

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    ERIN, Wis. - Boise State men's golf alumnus Troy Merritt finished play Friday at the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills, carding a second-straight round of 74 (+2) to finish at 4-over (74-74=148) and miss the cut, which settled at 1-over.

    The cut line (+1) is the lowest in U.S. Open history by two strokes. Merritt had qualified for this year's event via a sectional qualifier in Memphis, Tenn. earlier this month.

    After an opening-round 74 Thursday, Merritt got off to a favorable start Friday, opening with a birdie at No. 1 followed by eight-straight pars to make the turn at 1-under for the day and 1-over for the tournament. Another birdie at No. 11 brought him to even par for the tournament, where he remained after a bogey at No. 13 and a birdie on No. 14.

    Merritt would finish the day bogey-par-bogey-double bogey, however, to finish the round at 2-over, and 4-over at the midway point.

    Merritt played his final two collegiate seasons (2006-08) at Boise State, winning eight tournaments and posting 15-career top-10 finishes, including nine in 2007-08. That year, he captured the individual WAC title, was named WAC Player of the Year and participated at the NCAA Regional.

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