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Merritt Captures Third Place

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. The Boise State University men’s golfer Troy Merritt concluded the Santa Clara Invitational, hosted by Santa Clara University, with a 2-under par, 214, to earn sole possession of third place.

 

After being tied for seventh through two rounds of play with a 143 (-1), Merritt shot a 1-under, 71, to move into third place. He was one of only seven participants in the tournament to register a score below par in the third round.

 

Merritt’s third place performance comes on the heels of the District VII Shootout where he tied for first place and shot a school record, 62 (-9), in the second round. Merritt has now finished in the top 15 in four of five events since becoming a Bronco.

 

As a team the Boise State finished in sixth place with an 889 (+25), one stroke ahead of Loyola Marymount and 23 strokes (912) ahead of Western Athletic Conference foe Idaho.

 

Matt Hasting also finished in the top 25 as he posted a 221 (+5) to tie for 16th and John Baranco finished 20th in his first tournament with Boise State.

 

Rounding out the scoring for the Broncos was Shawn Tonkin with a 232 (+16) and Chris Byrne with a 249 (+32).

 

The men’s golf team’s next tournament will be the Turtle Bay Invitational, Nov 6-8, in Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

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Top Teams: 1. UC Santa Barbara (873, +9), 2. UCLA (875, +11), T3. San Francisco (881, +17), T3. British Columbia (881, +17), 5. Gonzaga (886, +22), 6. Boise State (889, +25), 7. Loyola Marymount (890, +26), T8. Santa Clara (896, +32), T8. Cal Poly (896, +32), T8. Portland (896, +32), 11. Sacramento State (900, +36), 12. Utah Valley State (901, +37), 13. Hartford (905, +41), T14. Idaho (912, +48), T14. CSU Northridge (912, +48), 16. Birmingham Southern (915, +51), 17. Idaho State (920, +56).

 

Boise State Individuals: 3. Troy Merritt (73-70-71 214, -2), T16. Matt Hastings (76-69-76 221, +5), T20. John Baranco (74-73-75 222, +6), T67. Shawn Tonkin (78-77-77 232, +16), 87. Chris Byrne (81-85-83 249, +32)

 

Top Individuals: 1. Brandon Crick, Gonzaga, (74-68-69 211, -5), 2. Jason Kang, UCLA, (70-70-72 212, -4), 3. Troy Merritt, Boise State, (73-70-71 214, -2), T4. Brian Locke, Loyola Marymount, (70-72-73 215, -1), T4. Jason D’Amore, Loyola Marymount, (70-68-77 215, -1) T4. Joe Ryon, UCSB, (77-70-68 215, -1), T4. Brian Hollenbeck, UCSB, (73-74-68 215, -1).