JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 22, 2016) – Following a deep run in last week’s 121st British Amateur Championship, ETSU’s Adrian Meronk (Wroclaw, Poland) climbed to 11th in the latest World Amateur Golf Ranking, which was released on Wednesday. Meronk also moved to ninth in the Scratch Players World Amateur Ranking.
Meronk, who entered the Amateur Championship ranked 28th, jumped 17 spots after advancing to the semifinals last week at Royal Porthcawl in Wales. The Buccaneer All-American became the first ever player from Poland to reach that stage in the championship, while his No. 11 ranking is also the highest by any Polish Amateur.
This past season, Meronk capped off is collegiate career with a pair of medalist honors as he captured wins at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate and the Southern Conference Championship. The two wins moved his career total to five, which is tied for second in ETSU history, while he also claimed his second straight SoCon Player of the Year title. Last month, the Wroclaw, Poland native picked up his third consecutive PING All-Region honor and was also tabbed a semifinalist for the Jack Nicklaus Award. Overall, Meronk registered six top-3 finishes and 11 top-10 finishes in 2015-16. Meronk totaled a 70.64 scoring average in 14 tournaments played, while scoring in the 60s 16 times and posting a score of par or lower 27 times.
Meronk’s ranking is the highest by an ETSU golfer since Rhys Davies was ranked No. 2 in May of 2007.
Meronk now gears up for his second straight Palmer Cup, which begins Friday at Formby Golf Club in Merseyside, England.
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