KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 17, 2019) -- Tereza Melecka (Belcovice, Czech Repbulic) led the ETSU women’s golf team in its season opener as the Buccaneer junior finished seventh at the Mercedes-Benz Intercollegiate, which concluded on Tuesday afternoon at the Cherokee Country Club.
Melecka, who registered her fifth top-10 collegiate finish, totaled a 54-hole score of 3-under-par 210 after turning in a second straight round of even-par 71 on Tuesday. Melecka posted a strong finish in the final round as she played her last 10 holes at four-under-par. Overall, Melecka – one of only 10 golfers to finish with a 54-hole below par in the 86-person field – carded 33 pars and 13 birdies over the two-day tournament, which featured four teams ranked in the top-50 and 11 in the top-75.
Kent State swept both the team and individual titles. Teammates Karoline Stormo and Pimnipa Panthong earned medalist honors after finishing at 8-under-par 205, while the 10th-ranked Golden Flashes won by five strokes over Charlotte at 22-under-par 830 (276-279-275).
As a team, ETSU placed 15th with a score of 913.
Freshman Rimsha Ijaz (Lahore, Pakistan) and redshirt sophomore Warda Amira Rawof (Kuala Lampur, Malaysia) both finished tied for 67th and junior Kornbongkoat Sararat (Nongkhai, Thailand) tied for 83rd.
The Bucs will now head to Wolcott, Colorado to play in the Golfweek Conference Challenge, which begins Monday.
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