SPARTANBURG, S.C. (April 8, 2015) – ETSU junior Adrian Meronk (Wroclaw, Poland) was named Southern Conference Golfer of the Week, which was released by the league office on Wednesday.
Meronk, who has led the Buccaneers in nine of their 10 tournaments this season, posted a third-place finish at the Mason Rudolph Championship this past weekend at the Vanderbilt Legends Golf Club. The Wroclaw, Poland native carded a 4-under-par 209 (71-68-70) and was just one of three golfers in the 81-man field to register three rounds of par or better.
The Buccaneer junior posted an even-par 71 to begin the weekend, but Meronk quickly moved himself into contention following his 3-under 68 on Saturday. From there, Meronk took over the lead midway through Sunday’s final round and was the clubhouse leader after firing a 1-under 70 en route to moving to 4-under-par 209 for the tournament. However, a pair of Vanderbilt golfers ranked in the top-50, finished strong to claim medalist honors at 6-under-par 207.
Meronk, currently the 18th-ranked golfer by Golfstat, was one of nine individual golfers ranked in the top-50, while eight of the 14 teams at the Mason Rudolph Championship ranked in the top-50. As a team, the 39th-ranked Buccaneers placed fifth in the tournament, which was ahead of No. 24 SMU, No. 39 Georgia Southern and No. 48 Louisville.
This marks Meronk’s first Golfer of the Week honor in 2015, while he has posted four top-three finishes and seven top-10s in 2014-15.
Meronk and the Buccaneers return to action next week as ETSU heads to White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., for the Greenbrier Collegiate Invitational, beginning Monday, April 13.
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