Meronk leads Bucs on day one of Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational
Meronk leads Bucs on day one of Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational
Monday, November 2, 2015

KAUAI, Hawaii (Nov. 2, 2015) – Senior Adrian Meronk (Wroclaw, Poland) led the ETSU men’s golf team in the opening round of the Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational, as the 39th-ranked player is tied for 17th after carding a 1-under 71 on Monday at the Princeville Makai Golf Club. 

Despite getting off to a slow start, Meronk finished strong to move within five shots of the lead. Meronk – who posted two bogeys in his first five holes and was sitting 2-over following another bogey on the par-3 14th – birdied the par-4 14th and ended the round with an eagle on the par-5 18th en route to finishing with the 71. 

Unfortunately, Meronk was the only Buccaneer to register a score below par and No. 45 ETSU sits in 13th-place at 7-over-par 295 after first round play. 

Wake Forest has a grip on the team and individual lead, as the third-ranked Demon Deacons fired a 10-under-par 278 and No. 46 Cameron Young recorded a 6-under 66. Wake Forest holds a three-stroke lead over No. 16 Alabama and a six-shot advantage over Cal Poly and Pepperdine. Meanwhile, Young sits atop the individual leaderboard by two strokes over a group of four golfers at 4-under 68. 

ETSU’s other countable scores on Monday came from seniors Gudmundur Kristjansson’s (Reykjavik, Iceland) and Chris Hickman (Centreville, Md.), along with freshman Geuntae Kim (Daegu, South Korea). Kristjansson shot a 2-over 74 (T43), while Hickman and Kim are tied for 51st at 3-over 75. 

Second round play gets underway Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. Eastern, as ETSU is paired with Idaho, San Diego and tournament host Hawaii. Live scoring is available on Golfstat, while Twitter updates can be accessed by following @ETSUAthletics

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