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Broncos in Fourth; Merritt in Third At Purple and Red Invite

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LAYTON, Utah - The Boise State University men’s golf team is tied for fourth place with a 289 (+1) after the opening round of the Purple and Red Invitational, Monday.

 

Troy Merritt once again leads the Broncos, as he registered his fourth straight round under par with a 3-under 69 in round one to stand tied for third place at the Purple and Red Invitational. On the front-nine he posted a 1-under 35 before topping it on the back-nine with a 2-under 34. Merritt is now averaging 68.25 strokes per round this season.

 

The tournament field remains clustered at the top team leader board as 10 teams are within 10 strokes of first place Utah. The Broncos’ 289 (+1) in the opening round left them six strokes off the pace set by Utah but just three strokes behind second place Santa Clara in the 18-team field.

 

Also recording scores for Boise State were Matt Hastings with a 73 (+1), John Baranco with a 73 (+1), Chase Cochran with a 74 (+2), and Robbie Richards with a 76 (+4).

 

Due to weather the Purple and Red Invitational was shortened to 36 holes instead of the scheduled 54 holes. The final 18 holes are scheduled to be played Tuesday, Sept. 25.

 

Boise State Individuals - T3. Troy Merritt (69, -3), T33. Matt Hastings (73, +1), T33. John Baranco (73, +1), T40. Chase Cochran (74, +2), T61. Robbie Richards (76, +4).

 

Top Teams - 1. Utah (283, -5), 2. Santa Clara (286, -2), 3. Idaho (288, E), T4. Boise State (289, +1), T4. Sacramento State (289, +1), 6. Weber State (290, +2), T7. Texas Pan American (291, +3), T7. Wyoming (291, +3), 9. Binghamton University (292, +4), 10. Southern Utah (293, +5), 11. Hartford (295, +7), 12. Portland (296, +8), 13. Utah Valley Univ. (297, +9), 14. Utah State (299, +11), 15. Gonzaga (303, +15), 16. Idaho State (304, +16), 17. Northern Colorado (308, +20), 18. Dixie State CC (310, +22).

 

Top Individuals - 1. Shane Pearce, Texas Pan American, (66, -6), 2. Chris Gresh, Utah, (68, -4), T3. Troy Merritt, Boise State, (69, -3), T3. Mike May, Wyoming, (69, -3), T3. Matt McArthur, Southern Utah, (69, -3), T3. Keaton Woodland, Weber State, (69, -3).

 

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