ETSU posts strong scores at Warrior Princeville Invitational
Junior Adrian Meronk tied his lowest collegiate round on Tuesday.
ETSU posts strong scores at Warrior Princeville Invitational
Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Meronk ties lowest collegiate round with 6-under 66

KAUAI, Hawaii (Nov. 4, 2014) – The 28th-ranked ETSU men’s golf team put together a solid round on day two of the Warrior Princeville Invitational as the Bucs fired an 11-under-par 277 and moved into a tie for sixth-place on Tuesday at the Makai Golf Club.

Following its lowest round of the season, ETSU sits at 15-under-par 561, and the Bucs find themselves in the middle of the pack of a 15-team field with Idaho.

Junior Adrian Meronk (Wroclaw, Poland) made a move on Tuesday as he tied his lowest collegiate round with a 6-under-par 66, and went from being tied for 20th into 11th-place at 8-under-par 136. Meronk totaled seven birdies in the round, while his only hiccup came when he bogeyed the par-3, 255-yard 13th, but from there, the Buccaneer leader played the final 13 holes at 6-under.

The top of the leaderboard remained the same following 36 holes of competition as No. 11 Georgia Tech still has a grip of the team lead and Pepperdine’s Frederick Wedel increased his margin on the individual side.

The Yellow Jackets carded a 15-under 273 on Tuesday and moved to 31-under-par 545 for the championship. Georgia Tech enters Wednesday’s final round four shots ahead of No. 28 Arizona State – who leaped two spots up the board – following its 16-under-par 272 in round two. Meanwhile, Ole Miss and 42nd-ranked Louisville are tied for third at 24-under-par 552. The Cardinals totaled the lowest round on Tuesday by firing a 19-under 269.

A day after carding a 64, Wedel continued putting up the lowest score on the leaderboard as he shot a 9-under 63 in round two and is 17-under-par 127 for the tournament. Wedel begins the final round with a four-stroke lead over three golfers – including the nation’s top amateur in Georgia Tech’s Ollie Schniederjans.

ETSU senior Rhys Pugh (Pontypridd, Wales) also put together a strong showing on Tuesday as he registered a 4-under 68 and is tied for 19th at 4-under-par 140. Like Meronk, Pugh also tallied seven birdies on the day. Junior Chris Hickman (Centreville, Md.) is tied for 29th at 2-under-par 142 and sophomore Mateusz Gradecki (Oborniki Śląskie, Poland) is tied for 37th at 1-under-par 143.   

The Bucs are paired with Idaho, San Diego and Cal Poly in Wednesday’s final round, which begins with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. Eastern.

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