City of SAITAMA, Japan – Rain delayed the start of the second round for former ETSU men’s golfer Adrian Meronk in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics until 6:35 p.m. (ET) on Friday.
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A. Meronk Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
Meronk started his second nine with a birdie on the par-4 15th hole. The Polish golfer’s second round ended with three consecutive pars, and he shot even for the day (71).
At 10:09 p.m. (ET), Meronk started his third round on hole No. 10, and he started with three consecutive pars. The ex-Buc made a birdie on the par-4 13th hole, putting him in the black for the round. After returning the birdie to the course with a bogey on the fifteenth, Meronk made another on the par-4 seventeenth for his second of the front nine.
At the turn, Meronk was one stroke under par; however, a bogey on the first hole brought him back to par. After going three holes in a row without making a birdie, Meronk birdied the next two to go to 2-under for the round.
The Polish golfer punched in for par on the 18th and 19th holes to shoot a 69 and post his first Olympic round in the red (-2).
Meronk moved up the leaderboard by six places to a tie for 46th place after his 2-under-par round.
Saturday night at 7:14 p.m. (ET), Meronk will begin his final round with a pairing of Rikuya Hoshino (Japan) and Garrick Higgo (United States) (South Africa).
Xander Schauffele of the United States now has the best score in the tournament at 14 under par. Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) is second at 13 under par, followed by Paul Casey (Great Britain) and Carlos Ortiz (Mexico), who are tied for third at 12 under par.
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