Curtain comes down on Maguire & Meadow’s US Open hopes

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The curtain officially came down on both Stephanie Meadow and Leona Maguire’s respective tournament bids as round two of the US Women’s Open came to an eventual close in South Carolina.

With play suspended last night, Maguire’s fate was all but sealed as she slumped to a five-over par 76 for a nine-over tally, well outside the projected cut mark of plus-three.

Meadow still held out hope as she had holes in hand to potentially launch a fightback from four-over par at the Country Club in Charleston, however with conditions brutally tough, the Jordanstown professional bogeyed two of her closing three holes to also sign for a 76 to finish the tournament one-shot better off than Maguire on eight-over par.


The pair have come a long way in recent years with Leona competing this week at a Major for the first time as a professional while Meadow only regained her LPGA Tour status at the end of last year after a difficult time with injuries.

Maguire could have been speaking for the two players when she reflected; “It just wasn’t my week. The game feels good, just a few bad breaks and a few poor shot choices.

“It was a great learning week for me though as I learned a lot.”

Japan’s Mamiko Higa leads the way at the halfway point of the tournament at six-under par.

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