Merritt Paces the Broncos

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CORVALLIS, Ore. - Boise State University golfer Troy Merritt stands tied for first place through two rounds of play after Monday, with a 135 (-9) at the Giustina Memorial Classic hosted by Oregon State.

 

Merritt fired a 68 (-4) in his first collegiate competition since the 2007 Western Athletic Conference Championships to tie for second place through one round of play. He then followed up with a 67 (-5) in the second round to climb the leader board into a tie for first place.

 

The team is currently in seventh place with a 571 (-5) but remains only five strokes back of third place with one round of golf to play. After shooting a 590 (+2) in the first round the team stepped up to post an 8-under (281) in the second.

 

Senior Matt Hastings remains among the leaders as he is currently tied for 16th place with a 143 (-1). Hastings was consistent on the day shooting an even-par 72 in the first round and a 1-under 71 in the second round.

 

The Giustina Memorial Classic will continue Tuesday, Sept. 18, with tee times beginning at 7:45 a.m. (PT).

 

Results

Giustina Memorial Classic

Trysting Tree Country Club

Corvallis, Ore.

Sept. 17-18

 

Boise State Individuals: T1. Troy Merritt (68-67-135, -9), T16. Matt Hastings (72-71-143, -1), T29. John Baranco (75-71-146, +2), T34. Chase Cochran (75-72-147, +3), 49. Tyler McDougall (79-80-159, +15).

 

Top Teams: 1. Oregon State (283-274-557, -19), 2. Oregon (277-285-562, -14), T3. Portland (281-285-566, -10), T3. Fresno State (286-280-566, -10), 5. UC Irvine (290-277-567, -9), 6. Washington State (287-283-570, -6), 7. Boise State (290-281-571, -5), 8. UC Riverside (292-291-583, +7), 9. Idaho (296-299-595, +19), 10. Idaho State (295-307-602, +26).

 

Top Individuals: T1. Troy Merritt, Boise State, (68-67-135, -9), T1. Vincent Johnson, Oregon State, (68-67-135, -9), 3. Jack Dukeminier, Oregon, (68-68-136, -8), 4. James Allenby, Oregon State, (68-69-137, -7), 5. Jake Wagner, Portland, (69-69-138, -6).

 

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