Melecka leads Bucs in final round of Mercedes-Benz Intercollegiate
Melecka leads Bucs in final round of Mercedes-Benz Intercollegiate
Tuesday, September 21, 2021

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 21, 2021) – Senior Tereza Melecka (Belcovice, Czech Republic) fired a 2-under 69 to lead the ETSU women’s golf team in Tuesday’s final round of the Mercedes-Benz Intercollegiate from the Cherokee Country Club.

Melecka collected six birdies on Tuesday to post the 69 as she finished tied for 26th at 5-over-par 218 (75-74-69), while freshman Sera Hasegawa (Gifu, Japan) paced the Blue and Gold in her ETSU debut. Hasegawa finished tied for 20th at 4-over-par (71-73-73) as she totaled 36 pars and seven birdies over the two-day, 54-hole tournament.

Augusta’s Chloe Holder earned medalist honors as she carded a 6-under-par 207 (71-67-69), while Chattanooga’s Esme Hamilton and Dorota Zalewska both finished tied for second at 2-under-par 211.

BYU, who began the day tied for the lead with host Tennessee, won by three strokes over Miami. The Cougars shot a 1-under in the final round to post a 2-over-par 854 for the tournament.

The Bucs shot a 4-over 288 on Tuesday en route to finishing 10th at 21-over-par 873.

Sophomore Grace Chin (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) also tied for 26th at 5-over-par 218 and senior Hollie Muse (Liverpool, England) tied for 32nd (+7) in her Buccaneer debut.

ETSU returns to action next Monday when the Bucs head to Colorado for the Golfweek Conference Challenge.

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