Melecka off to strong start at Golfweek Conference Challenge
Melecka off to strong start at Golfweek Conference Challenge
Monday, September 23, 2019

Buccaneer junior is one shot off the lead following round one in Colorado

WOLCOTT, Colo. (Sept. 23, 2019) -- Tereza Melecka (Belcovice, Czech Republic) picked up right where she left off from last week’s season opener.

After posting a top-10 finish at the Mercedes-Benz Intercollegiate, Melecka was nearly flawless in  Monday’s opening round of the Golfweek Conference Challenge. Melecka posted six birdies, 11 pars and one bogey en route to carding a 5-under-par 67 at the Red Sky Golf Club.

Melecka, who is one shot off the lead after day one, collected four birdies over her first nine holes and her six birdies were tied for the second-most in the round. The only blemish on Melecka’s day was a bogey on the par-5 No. 2; however, she bounced back with two birdies over the next three holes to card the 67. Melecka’s 67 is her second-lowest collegiate round, which has been accomplished two previous times last season.

Melecka and Pepperdine’s Momoka Kobori trail Nebraska’s Leah Herzog by one shot as the Cornhusker freshman finished at 6-under 66 on Monday.

Ole Miss and Pepperdine are tied for the team lead at 7-under-par 281, while Denver is two shots back in third-place at 5-under-par 283. Nebraska (-3) and Kennesaw State (+1) round out the top-five. Overall, Four teams are ranked in the top-25, nine are in the top-50 and 12 are ranked in the top-75.

As a team, the Buccaneers are in 18th with a score of 312.

Second round play gets underway Tuesday at 11:55 a.m. The Bucs tee off from No. 10 starting at 1:45 p.m.

Live scoring of the tournament is  provided via Golfstat.com. Twitter updates can be accessed by following @ETSUWomensGolf, while recaps following each round will be posted on ETSUBucs.com.

For more information on Buccaneer women’s golf visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the women’s golf tab.