Meronk’s run ends at U.S. Amateur
Adrian Meronk dropped his opening match to Maverick Antcliff on Wednesday.
Meronk’s run ends at U.S. Amateur
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Buccaneer senior falls in round of 64

OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. (Aug. 19, 2015) – After securing a spot in match play via a playoff earlier in the day, ETSU senior Adrian Meronk (Wroclaw, Poland) couldn’t advance as the Buccaneer leader dropped his match to Maverick Antcliff 1-up on Wednesday evening at the 115th U.S. Amateur Championship from Olympia Fields Country Club.  

Following stroke play, 18 golfers moved to a playoff to claim 10 open spots for match play. Meronk secured his position by recording a birdie on the par-5, 539-yard 18th. 

Unfortunately, after getting off to a strong start in his match against Antcliff, Meronk couldn’t hold off the Augusta, Ga., native. 

Meronk went 3-up after winning three of the first five holes, but Antcliff moved within one by claiming the par-5 No. 6 and the par-4 No. 9. From there, Meronk remained 1-up until Antcliff pulled all-square with his par putt on the par-4 12th; however, the Buccaneer All-American quickly went back up one by registering a birdie on the par-4 14th. Meronk’s lead vanished when Antcliff won consecutive holes on No. 16 and 17, while both golfers parred the par-4 18th to conclude the match. 

Antcliff advanced to the round of 32 and faces Maverick McNealy Thursday morning at 9:40 a.m. (EDT). 

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