Boise State Alums Shine at PGA's Q-School as Troy Merritt Takes Medalist Honors While Graham DeLaet Earns Tour Card...

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (12/7/2009) -- Boise State alumni Troy Merritt and Graham DeLaet punched their tickets to next year’s PGA Tour with outstanding performances at the 2009 PGA Tour National Qualifying Tournament to earn their first ever cards. The Bronco duo entered the final day ranked one-two on the leaderboard with Merritt leading Graham by two strokes. Merritt won the event Monday afternoon with a 3-under 69 to finish with a six-round event total of 22-under-par 410. DeLaet slipped a bit but finished tied for eighth place with a 15-under 417.  The top 25 finishers at the tournament earned cards on the PGA Tour for 2010.

Merritt finished the six day event by recording a double bogey on the final hole today, but in the end he still finished one stroke ahead of Tour veteran Jeff Maggert who took second-place.

“Probably the most satisfying double-bogey I’ve ever made,” Merritt said.

Merritt earned $50,000 for his medalist honors as he became only the third player ever to win the q-school by leading after each round.

“The trophy is to get to play with the big boys next year,” Merritt said.

DeLaet the 2009 Canadian Tour champion will join Merritt on the PGA Tour next year by tying for eighth place.


Here are some links to articles and interviews about the Boise State duo. You may have to cut and paste the links into your browser...



Merritt cruises to medalist honors at q-school; Fowler earns card

Article from PGATour.com...
http://www.pgatour.com/2009/qschool/12/07/round6.ap/index.html

Unlikely pipeline: Boise State shining at q-school
Article from PGATour.com...
http://www.pgatour.com/2009/qschool/12/06/dolch.boise/index.html

Q-School: Boise State buddies making noise

Article from GolfWeek.com...
http://www.golfweek.com/news/2009/dec/06/q-school-boise-st-buddies-making-noise/

Final Exam Over
Article from TheGolfChannel.com...
http://www.thegolfchannel.com/tour-insider/final-exam-over-34169/

Merritt medals at Q-School; 25 earn 2010 cards
Article from TheGolfChannel.com...
http://www.thegolfchannel.com/tour-insider/merritt-medals-q-school-25-earn-2010-cards-34166/

On the range with Q-School champ Merritt
Article from GolfWeek.com...
http://www.golfweek.com/news/2009/dec/08/range-q-school-champ-merritt/

Golf Channel Interview: Order of Merritt
Interview from TheGolfChannel.com...
http://www.thegolfchannel.com/golf-videos/order-of-merritt-6770/?ref=26000