Hickman, Meronk pace ETSU in Puerto Rico
Junior Chris Hickman is tied for 18th at the Puerto Rico Classic.
Hickman, Meronk pace ETSU in Puerto Rico
Monday, February 23, 2015

Buccaneer duo post a 2-under-par 70 in round two of Puerto Rico Classic

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico (Feb. 23, 2015) – Juniors Chris Hickman (Centreville, Md.) and Adrian Meronk (Wroclaw, Poland) both fired a 2-under-par 70 to help pace the 33rd-ranked ETSU men’s golf team in round two of the Puerto Rico Classic on Monday at the Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa’s River Course.

Hickman bounced back from Sunday's tough finish by carding two of his four birdies on the final two holes en route to moving into a tie for 18th at even-par 144. Meanwhile, Meronk got off to a fast start as he birdied three of his first five holes, while picking up his fourth and final birdie on his last hole of the round to move into a tie for 22nd. Overall, Meronk – the 12th-ranked player by Golfweek – is 1-over 145 for the tournament.

As a team, the Buccaneers are tied with Southern Conference partner UNCG for 10th at 16-over-par 592. ETSU registered a 5-over 293 on Monday.

Georgia continues to lead the tournament as the 40th-ranked Bulldogs posted a 7-under in round two and sits 15-under-par 561 after 36 holes of play. Georgia Tech jumped up the leaderboard as the fifth-ranked Yellow Jackets fired a 14-under-par and are five shots back of rival Georgia at 10-under 566.

Individually, three golfers are tied for lead as Georgia’s Lee McCoy and Sepp Straka, along with Clemson’s Miller Capps, are all at 5-under-par 139. A group of four golfers are one shot back at 4-under.

After leading the Bucs in Sunday’s opening round, sophomore Mateusz Gradecki (Oborniki Śląskie, Poland) moved into a tie for 39th, while Gudmundur Kristjansson (Reykjavik, Iceland) is tied for 59th.

The final round is slated to start Tuesday at 8 a.m. ETSU will be grouped with Minnesota and UNCG. Live scoring of the tournament can be accessed via BirdieFire.

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