It was a historic Sunday for Polish Golf, as Adrian Meronk became the first ever Polish golfer to earn full European Tour playing privileges.
Having finished fifth on the Road to Mallorca rankings, Adrian secured category 14 membership and will tee it up amongst the best players in the world next season, beginning at the Alfred Dunhill Championship in Leopard Creek, on November 28th.
Adrian’s maiden victory on the Challenge Tour came at the Open de Portugal in September, where he shot a final round of six under par (66), to win by two shots.
As well as Adrian’s win in Portugal, he attained the most top tens on the Challenge Tour during the year, having finished solo 3rd at the D+D REAL Czech Challenge, tied 5th at the Hainan Open, tied 6th at the Foshan Open, tied 7th at both the Challenge de Espana and Turkish Airlines Challenge, tied 8th at the Euram Bank Open and finally, tied 9th at the Challenge Tour Grand Final.
“It’s always been the goal since the beginning of my professional career to make it to the big league and finally it’s done, it’s an amazing feeling”, said Adrian. “I’m very proud to be the first player from Poland to make the European Tour. It’s really hard to win on the Challenge Tour where the level is so high. There are a lot of really good players, so to get a win, to play consistent all year and to handle myself so well in the final tournaments, where I knew I needed to play well to make this week easier, is what I’m most proud of”.
Well done Adrian on securing your graduation to the European Tour for 2020. We have seen the hard work that you have put in since you turned professional and we are thrilled to see this effort rewarded! Onwards and upwards!
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