Layton, UtahThe Boise State University men’s golf team concluded their first tournament of the 2006 Fall season with an 11th place finish at the Purple and Red Invitational.
The team shot an 882 to finish 19 shots off the pace set by the University of Hartford (863) and were just two strokes away from eighth place. The Broncos finished ahead of Western Athletic Conference rivals Utah State and the University of Idaho.
Boise State was led by juniors Troy Merritt and Matt Hastings who both finished in the top 20.
Merritt shot a team best 216 (E), to par the course for the tournament and capture sole possession of 14th. This was his first competition as a Bronco after transferring from Winona State.
Hasting finished in a tie for 15th after posting a shot score of 217 (+1). This was the second time in as many years Hastings has finished in the top 15 at the Purple and Red Invitational. Last season he finished tied for tenth with a score of 216 (E).
Men’s golf will travel the Moscow, Idaho Monday Sept. 25 to compete in the Vandal Fall Classic.