WALLACE, N.C. (March 10, 2020) – For the second time this season and third of her career, ETSU junior women’s golf standout Tereza Melecka (Belcovice, Czech Republic) earned medalist honors.
Tereza, who began Tuesday’s final round of the UNCW River Landing Classic one shot off the lead, fired her third straight round of even-par 72 to finish tied with UNCW’s Phu Khine at even-par 216 for the championship. This marks the second straight year a Buccaneer won the event as Hee Ying Log (Johor, Malaysia) earned medalist honors after winning the shortened event at 4-under-par 68 last season.
Melecka registered two birdies, 14 pars and two bogeys on her scorecard Tuesday en route to posting her second win in the last three tournaments as she also earned co-medalist honors in the fall finale from the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown. For the tournament, Melecka – who led the field in par-4 scoring – registered 38 pars and eight birdies over the two-day, 54-hole event.
Melecka was one of three Bucs to finish in the top-10 as Kornbongkoat Sararat (Nongkhia, Thailand) placed third at 1-over-par 217 (73-74-70) and Warda Amira Rawof (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) finished tied for seventh at 4-over-par 220 (76-71-73). This marked the best collegiate finish for the Buccaneer duo as Sararat’s previous best was 20th at last year’s SoCon Championship and Rawof’s previous best was 12th, also at last season’s conference tournament. Sararat fired her lowest collegiate round on Tuesday at 2-under-par 70, while Rawof tied her lowest round on Monday with the 1-under 71 in round two.
As a team, ETSU posted its best finish of the year with a third-place mark at 22-over-par 886 (304-294-288). The Bucs carded their lowest round of the season at even-par 288 to move two spots up the leaderboard.
Tournament host UNCW won the team title by one stroke over USC Upstate. The Seahawks shot a 6-under 282 to finish at 17-over-par 881 (299-300-282), while the Spartans were at 18-over-par 882 (302-288-292).
The Bucs look to carry the momentum into this weekend’s 3M Augusta Invitational, which begins Saturday in Georgia.
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