Meronk, Power to play in 2023 Masters
Published 9:26 am Wednesday, December 28, 2022
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Masters will have a nice tint of Blue & Gold to its field.
ETSU alums Adrian Meronk and Seamus Power will participate in the first major of the 2023 season, which will be held April 6-9 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga.
Power, who made his Masters debut last year, earned his spot in the prestigious tournament by winning the 2022 Butterfield Bermuda Championship back in October for his second career PGA tour victory. Following the win in Bermuda, Power received $1,170,000, along with 500 FedEx Cup points, a tour exemption through 2025 and invitations to the Masters and PGA Championship.
Power is leading the field in the FexEd Cup Standings with 749 points, while he’s ranked No. 28 in the Official World Golf Ranking.
Last year, Power posted a 2-under 70 in the final round of the Masters en route to finishing tied for 27th at 4-over-par 292. Power was tied with Jon Rahm and Viktor Hovland.
Meanwhile, Meronk will be making his Masters debut after qualifying based on his Official World Golf Ranking. Meronk made the cut right at the number as he finished the 2022 season ranked No. 50. The top 50 players on the final Official World Golf Ranking list for the previous year receive an invitation to the Masters.
Meronk had a stellar campaign which saw him win for the first time on the DP World Tour. The ETSU All-American won his first career title in July at the Irish Open and followed that up with a victory at the Australian Open earlier this month.
Meronk, who is currently ranked No. 2 in the DP World Tour standings with 349.8 points, has played in two Major Championships. Meronk played in the 2021 U.S. Open and finished tied for 42nd at the 2022 Open Championship.
Prior to the Masters, Meronk and Power will go head-to-head in The Hero Cup, which gets underway Jan. 13 at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club. The inaugural event resembles a Ryder Cup format where a team of golfers from Great Britain and Ireland will take on a group from Continental Europe.
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