CORVALLIS, Ore. - Boise State University men’s golfer Troy Merritt captured the individual title at the 2007 Giustina Memorial Classic, Tuesday, as he shot a 69 (-3) in the final round to earn his place atop the leader board.
For the tournament, Merritt registered a 204 (-12) en route to the win, but the victory did not come easy. At the conclusion of the first round, Merritt was tied for third place with three individuals with a 4-under 68. He then fired a tournament 67 (-5) to ascend the leader board into a tie for first place at 9-under. Merritt’s third round score of 69 (-3) matched the best score from Tuesday’s competition as he was one of only five golfer to record a score below 70 and propelled him to the victory.
“It is always nice when you can play this way against this level of competition,” Merritt said. “I played solid throughout the tournament. I didn’t make mistakes and only had two bogeys. I putted my butt off in the first round then played solid the next two for the victory.”
This is the second tournament win of Merritt’s career. Last season he captured the individual title at the Ron Moore Invitational in
In his first season with the team, Merritt rewrote the record
This was also a big win for Merritt because he was able to showcase his talent in a tournament featuring numerous Pacific-10 Conference teams and many others in the western region including Western Athletic Conference rivals
John Baranco finished second on the
As a team the Broncos finished in eighth place with a 876 (+12), 10 strokes ahead of
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Top Individuals: 1. Troy Merritt,