SPRING 2009: Finished in a tie for third at the UTSA Intercollegiate to help the Red Raiders win with rounds of 73-68-69 for a 210 ... finished at even-par at the UH-Hilo Intercollegiate after carding consecutive rounds of 70 in rounds one and two and a 76 in the third ... finished in a 19th-place tie at the Morris Williams after turning in a 224 with rounds of 78-70-76 ... competed in the Callaway Golf Match Play Invitational with a win in the match play event over Texas A&M ... carded an 11-over 227 at the USF Invitational with a pair of 76s and a 75 ... fired consecutive rounds of 77 to post a 154 at the Aggie Invitational.
FALL 2008: Tied with teammate Santiago Rivas in 13th place to lead Tech at the Carpet Capital Collegiate ... fired rounds of 74-70-73 to shoot 1-over for the event ... tied for 15th place at the Shoal Creek Intercollegiate finishing with a 222 and helping the Red Raiders to a ninth place showing ... led Tech to a fourth-place finish at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational with a season-best 5th place with rounds of 73-70-73 for an even-par total of 216.
SPRING 2008: Wrapped up the spring season with a third-place finish at the Big 12 Golf Championships ... he carded a 3- and 1-under and posted a 2-over 74 in the final round ... competed in the spring opener at the Hawaii-Hilo Invitational where he shot the tournament's third-best round ... he finished with a 7-under 203 for rounds of 71-64-68 ... led the Red Raiders at the UTSA Invitational for the second-straight spring tournament ... finished in a three-way tie for second with rounds of 70-69-74 for a 213 ... scored a 75-82 - 157 at the Linger Longer Invitational ... finished in 14th place at the Western Intercollegiate with a final round of 76 ... finished in a 34th-place tie at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate and carded in a 72-75-79.
FALL 2007: (Junior)
Competed in five events this season with a score average of 73.83...tied for seventh at the Oklahoma Intercollegiate with a 224...Merrell's best finish came at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate, where he finished fourth with a score of six under-par 207...He shot his season low at that same tournament with a first round score of 64, tying the second-lowest round in Tech history.
SPRING 2007: (Sophomore)
Participated in eight events on the spring... Turned in a four-under 209, his lowest of the season, in the UH-Hilo Intercollegiate to place 42nd... He later tied for 17th at the Big 12 Championship with a plus-15 225... Had the team's fourth-lowest stroke average with 73.91.
FALL 2006: (Sophomore)
Participated in four tournaments on the fall season... Had the team's third-lowest stoke average with 73.92... In the first tournament of the season, he turned in a combined scorecard of 219 at the International Collegiate Tournament to place 24th... He later tied for 20th place in the Jerry Pate International Tournament where he shot a season low 65 (-6) in the first round, and helped Tech bring home 2nd place... Turned in rounds of 65-73-71--209 (-4) to mark a career low 18-, 36-, and 54-hole score... Low-round of 65 ties the fifth lowest in Tech history.
2005-06: (RS Freshman)
Participated in six tournaments on the year, with a stroke average of 75.89 ... Posted his best performance of the year in his first event, a tie for 25th at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship ... Turned in a tie for 27th at the 2006 Big 12 Men's Golf Championship ... Fired a low round of 71 in the final round at the Big 12 Championships.
Did Not Compete
Attended Highland Park in Dallas, Texas ... Named All-State in 2003 and 2004 ... Finished second at 2003 Texas State Tournament ... Finished sixth at 2004 Texas State Tournament ... Named All-Region in 2003 and 2004 ... Received All-District honors in 2002, 2003 and 2004 ... Named to All-Area First Team in 2003 and All-Area Second Team in 2004 by the Dallas Morning News...shot a low round of 66 ... Team won 4A State title in 2003 and 2004 ... Member of FCA and the Guitar Club.
Won the AJGA Transamerica Junior Tournament in 2003...named an AJGA All-American.
Born March 25, 1986 to parents Earl and Rebecca Merrell ... Has one sister, Emily ... Career goals include winning Big 12 individual and team titles, reaching the NCAA Tournament and graduating with an MBA ... Majoring in business finance.