Northern Ireland’s Stephanie Meadow will look to bounce back from a disappointing week last week at this week’s Kroger Queen City Championship on the LPGA Tour.
Meadow is looking to rediscover the form that saw her finish third at the Women’s PGA Championship in June. Since then Meadow has had three missed cuts, with her best finish coming on home soil at the ISPS Handa World Invitational at Galgorm.
This week in Cincinnati Ohio will serve as a finale for the Tour’s most taxing stretch of 10 consecutive events and officially marks the end of the summer schedule. Next week will be the first break from competition on Tour since the beginning of July.
With a field star-studded with major champions and 2023 LPGA Tour winners, the Kroger Queen City Championship will certainly provide enough excitement to carry fans through to the Solheim Cup which begins on September 22.
Just last week, Chanettee Wannasaen became only the third Monday qualifier ever to win an LPGA Tour event, etching her name in the history books last week Wannasaen proved that anyone can win on the LPGA Tour. The 19-year-old had struggled in her rookie season on Tour, making just three cuts in 12 starts, including her first two events of the season as well as last week.
Before her win, Wannasaen had missed nine consecutive cuts, forcing her to play her way into the Portland Classic as a Monday qualifier. Not only did Wannasaen set the tournament scoring record at 26-under – punctuated by a bogey-free final round 9-under 63 – she became just the third Monday qualifier in Tour history to take home the trophy on Sunday.
Once the Kroger Queen City champion is crowned, there will be just one week before the 12-player teams from the U.S. and Europe set off to Finca Cortesin in Malaga Spain to duke it out in one of the most exciting team competitions on Tour.
Some team members are taking the week off to rest up before the competition, but others are in the field this week for a last-minute tune-up.
On the European side, Linn Grant, Charley Hull, Emily Kristine Pedersen and Madelene Sagstrom will make the visit to Kenwood Country Club for one final tournament while U.S. team members Allisen Corpuz, Ally Ewing, Jennifer Kupcho, Andrea Lee, Lexi Thompson, Angel Yin and Rose Zhang will be doing the same.
The tournament gets underway at 7.30am local time, 12.30pm Irish time tomorrow and Stephanie Meadow gets her first round underway at 1.25pm local time, 6.25pm Irish time.