Men's Golf Travels to Utah to Compete in First Tournament of Fall

What’s Happening The Boise State University men’s golf team will travel to Layton, Utah, to compete in the Purple and Red Invitational.

The tournament, co-hosted by Weber State University and the University of Utah, will be held Sept. 18-19 at the Valley View Golf Course.

The Field Boise State will be joined at the event by 15 other schools.

The Players Matt Hastings leads a young Broncos’ golf team which features two junior varsity transfers and six freshmen.

Last season at the Purple and Red Invitational Hastings shot a 214 (-2) to finish tied for 10th. He finished in the top 10 in three of nine events last season, as well as placing in the top 25 in six of nine events.

Also competing for Boise State are junior Troy Merritt and freshmen Robbie Richards, Robbie Heithecker and Shawn Tonkin.

Merritt a native of Fridley. Minn., hails from the junior college ranks where he earned Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference MVP and Central Region MVP accolades. Merritt also garnered GCAA Division II PING All-America honors.

Richards comes to Boise State from Tea Gardens, Australia, where he won the South West Rocks and Bathurst Junior Masters Championship.

Heithecker, (Nampa, Idaho) led Vallivue High School to three district championships and four trips to the State championships during his tenure. He was also a member of the all-state team three times.

Tonkin of Mercer Island, Wash., was a WJGA State Champion in 2004 and a two time IJGT All-American.

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