Dubai-based Adrian Meronk, on-course at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland. Image Credit: Supplied

Today was the final round of the $5 million 2022 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland on the DP World Tour.

Our final round is played over the Old Course at St Andrews with the first three rounds also involving rounds at Carnoustie Golf Links and Kingsbarns Golf Links.

My tee time today was at 9.19 am playing with Scotsman David Law and Louis De Jager (RSA).

My round started nicely with a couple of birdies on holes one and five, followed by a bogey 4 on the par 3 eighth.

352 yards

I bounced back with an eagle two on the par 4 ninth hole, measuring 352 yards, where I holed my second shot from just over 100 feet. That saw me out in 33, my best nine holes of the week by a couple of shots.

On the back nine, I birdied the par five 14th but then bogeyed both holes 15 and 16. A par four on the Road Hole and another eagle two, this time on the 72nd hole, measuring 357 yards, where I holed from over 22 feet to keep the Scottish fans cheering, saw me sign my card for a four under par 68 and a smile on my face, you do not often get two eagle twos in one round.

That is one of the memories I will take from this week. Today the weather was kind again. Phew!

My four rounds this week were: 71, 70, 72 and 68.

As I looked at the scoring laptop in the Scorer’s Tent on finishing my round, I currently lie in tied 22nd place, a move up the leaderboard today of 13 places, and projected to remain in eighth place in this season’s DP World Tour Rankings, I seem to be stuck on this number for so long, but there are no complaints on that front from my side.

At the top of the leaderboard as I post this Diary, is Ryan Fox (NZ), who leads from Richard Mansell (Eng), with Rory McIlroy (NI) trying to chase them both down.

Long week

It has been a long tough week for us all, with the weather and all the other demands of this special week, and whoever takes the trophy and top prize home with them tonight with be a worth winner.

Thank you to Alfred Dunhill and Scotland for another memorable week!

My next tournament on the DP World Tour is the €3 million Estrella Damm N. A. Andalucia Masters being played at Valderrama, Sotogrande, Spain.

Thanks again for everyone’s support and encouragement this week.

I have had a blast.

As I am now attached to The Els Club, Dubai, I will catch-up with some old as well as new friends when I am back in Dubai. I plan to be in Dubai for my winter schedule and training at the end of October until after the 2023 Desert Swing on the DP World Tour.

See you all soon!

- Adrian Meronk, 29 years-old, is a Dubai resident who plays under the flag of Poland and has one victory to his name on the DP World Tour, the recent Horizon Irish Open. Adrian is an Ambassador for Dubai based White Eagle Sport.