Adrian Meronk made history on Sunday at the Open de Portugal, by becoming the first ever Polish golfer to win a European Challenge Tour title.
A closing round of six under par (66), with only one dropped shot, saw the Pole reach 15 under par and secure victory by two shots over Spain’s Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez.
“I couldn’t be prouder of myself for being the first Polish winner on the Challenge Tour,” Adrian said. “I’ve been getting a lot of messages from friends back home, so I’m very appreciative of that and I’m very happy to be the first Polish winner on the Challenge Tour”.
This victory has catapulted Adrian from 19th place to 7th place on the Road to Mallorca rankings and he looks on track to become the first ever Polish golfer to be the holder of a European Tour card.
“I’ve been pretty consistent this year and I’ve been playing well, especially at the start of the season, but I just couldn’t finish it off. That’s why I’m very relieved right now because it’s finally happened.”
There will now be a week’s break in the schedule, with the Challenge Tour returning for the final six events of the season at the Hopps Open de Provence from September 26-29, 2019.
Congratulations on your maiden Challenge Tour victory, Adrian. You have been knocking at the door all season!