SUGAR GROVE, Ill. (June 14, 2015) – Adrian Meronk (Wroclaw, Poland) capped off his first ever Palmer Cup with a win over Stanford’s Maverick McNealy – college golf’s player of the year – 3&2 in singles matches on Sunday at Rich Harvest Farms.
Meronk, who won his two matches on Friday and halved his match against Baylor All-American Kyle Jones on Saturday, finished strong to defeat McNealy. The ETSU junior golfer won the first hole before McNealy moved all-square after coming away with a birdie on the par-5 No. 2. Both golfers hung up identical scores until Meronk birdied the par-5 No. 7 to go up one. From there, Meronk held the lead until McNealy – who is playing in this week’s U.S. Open – won No. 10 and 11, but the Buccaneer leader won four of the final five holes to finish off the Stanford product after 16 holes of competition.
Sunday’s win marked the second time this weekend Meronk had a hand in defeating McNealy, as he and Spain’s Pep Angles defeated the All-American duo of McNealy and Texas’ Beau Hossler in Friday morning’s foursome match.
The Europeans won Sunday’s singles matches, 5.5-4.5, but the U.S. won its 10th Palmer Cup title, 18-12. The Americans now lead the all-time series, 10-8-1.
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