SUGAR GROVE, Ill. (June 13, 2015) – Coming off a pair of strong wins in Friday’s opening round of the Palmer Cup, ETSU junior Adrian Meronk (Wroclaw, Poland) was prime to deliver the Europeans another point in Saturday’s singles matches.
Unfortunately, Meronk – who led by two with three holes remaining – halved his match with Baylor’s Kyle Jones on Saturday afternoon at Rich Harvest Farms. Meronk couldn’t finish off the All-American golfer as Jones won the par-3 16th and birdied the par-5 18th to halve the match.
Meronk grabbed an early lead to start the match as he birdied the par-5 No. 2 to go up one, but Jones – who will be playing in next week’s U.S. Open – won No. 3 and 4 to grab his first lead. The seesaw battle continued as Meronk birdied No. 6 to move all-square until the Buccaneer won the par-4 No. 12 to regain the lead. Meronk held the advantage until the final hole as Jones rallied to earn a half-point in the match.
The United States claimed 7.5 of 10 points during today’s singles session to extend its lead to 13.5-6.5, heading into Sunday’s final round of singles match play.
Meronk is paired with Maverick McNealy and tee off Sunday morning at 9:27 a.m. EDT. Like Jones, McNealy is also playing in the U.S. Open, while he also landed the Haskins Award, which is given to college golf’s top player.
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