Meadow hoping win can inspire LPGA Tour upturn

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Stephanie Meadow

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The inaugural ISPS Handa World Invitational Men | Women, Presented by Modest! Golf Management produced two worthy champions as local hero Stephanie Meadow held off Charley Hull to win the women’s tournament while Jack Senior defeated compatriot and good friend Matthew Baldwin in a sudden death play-off.

Galgorm Castle Golf Club witnessed high drama until the final putt was holed as Meadow showed real nerve to earn victory ahead of the charging Hull, securing a one-shot victory, before Senior triumphed with a birdie on the second extra hole.

Northern Ireland’s Meadow carded a level par round of 73, which included back-to-back birdies on the tenth and 11th holes after a double bogey on the ninth, to stay at her third round total of ten under par and finish one shot clear of Hull in second, who put together a four under par round of 69.

Meadow is now hoping that her win in such prestigious company could inspire a late season revival back in America as she strives to retain her LPGA Tour card for next year.

“I watched a few of the leaderboards out there and I knew a couple of the other girls were close, but not really close enough, but when Charley hit that three-wood to six feet on 18, it was an unreal shot and she’s an unreal player but luckily I was able to hit a nice one in there as well. She didn’t make the putt but it was a great run at me. She definitely gave me a run for my money,” said Meadow.

“I’ve got a little bit of work to do to maintain my LPGA card so hopefully I can take this win and use this as momentum. If I can win here – I played against Charley Hull and she’s one of the best players in the world – so if I can do it against her, I can do it out there as well. It’s big for my confidence.”

After Senior’s birdie on the 72nd hole ensured he would contest a play-off against Baldwin, who signed for the low round of the day with a six under 67, the Galgorm crowds were almost faced with the prospect of a double play-off with Hull hunting down Meadow.

However, after the Solheim Cup player stiffed a three-wood approach to six feet, her eagle putt slid past the hole which allowed Meadow to secure victory with a par.

With the destination of the women’s title decided, Senior and Baldwin returned to the 18th tee after both finishing on 11 under par, two shots clear of Todd Clements in third place.

After both finding the rough from the tee and eventually going down for par, they returned for a second trip down the final hole.

Baldwin took three shots to reach the green before needing three more strokes to eventually go down for bogey, leaving Senior with a six-foot putt for victory which he duly holed before celebrating with girlfriend and caddy Beth in front of the packed grandstand.

Following his victory, Senior jumps from 58th to 11th on the Challenge Tour Rankings and in doing so earns a spot in next week’s limited field Rolex Trophy in Geneva.

Meadow, meanwhile, will jet across the Atlantic Ocean to compete in the CP Women’s Open in Canada on the LPGA Tour.

Cormac Sharvin and Leona Maguire each picked up the Bridgestone award and £250 each for finishing as the leading Irish players under 30. Kildare amateur Lauren Walsh and South Africa’s Jayden Trey Schaper won the amateur men and women prizes.

Final scores – women:

281 S Meadow (Nir) 70 71 67 73;

282 C Hull (Eng) 73 72 68 69;

284 L Fuenfstueck (Ger) 71 71 71 71; O Cowan (Ger) 71 73 69 71;

285 K Henry (Sco) 72 74 71 68;

286 M Skarpnord (Nor) 73 73 68 72; L Maguire (Irl) 71 71 71 73;

287 K Lampert (Ger) 68 76 71 72; L Walsh (am) (Irl) 70 72 74 71;

288 C Booth (Sco) 72 73 70 73; N Komulainen (Fin) 74 71 72 71; T Johnson (Eng) 71 71 75 71;

289 E Givens (Eng) 67 75 70 77; C Persson (Swe) 73 73 71 72;

290 I Boineau (Fra) 71 74 76 69;

291 A Walsh (Aus) 71 73 74 73; L Taylor (Eng) 75 73 73 70; C Matthew (Sco) 74 71 75 71; B Allen (USA) 68 74 77 72;

292 M Maclaren (Eng) 77 74 69 72; D Dagar (Ind) 76 73 71 72; L Bramwell (am) (Wal) 72 77 70 73;

293 S Banon (Esp) 70 72 74 77; M Hernandez (Esp) 77 70 74 72; U Wikstrom (Fin) 72 74 73 74; M De Roey (Bel) 70 71 77 75;

294 A Dimmock (Eng) 70 76 77 71;

295 C Thompson (Eng) 73 75 72 75;

296 F Johnson (Eng) 73 74 76 73; L Wessberg (Swe) 72 77 74 73; S Bregman (RSA) 77 72 74 73; S Boyd (Eng) 76 77 69 74; L Young (Eng) 72 77 73 74;

297 L Hall (Wal) 71 80 71 75;

298 I Mehmet (Eng) 82 72 69 75;

299 G Blackman (am) (Eng) 74 78 71 76;

301 E Cabrera-Bello (Esp) 76 73 72 80; G Clews (Eng) 74 73 75 79; L Lewthwaite (RSA) 73 74 76 78;

302 K Bakker (Fin) 72 74 77 79;

224 M Gidali (Fra) 77 73 74 0; J Ross (am) (Irl) 76 75 73 0;

225 A Mickan (Ger) 76 76 73 0; L Maguire (Irl) 76 73 76 0;

226 W Hillier (Aus) 75 76 75 0; V Kapoor (Ind) 77 75 74 0; A Meyssonnier (Fra) 75 73 78 0; R Morris (Eng) 75 76 75 0;

227 K Macdonald (Sco) 78 74 75 0; G Cowley (Eng) 75 74 78 0;

229 A Wilson (am) (Irl) 71 74 84 0;

230 S Evans (Eng) 73 80 77 0; S Schober (Aut) 74 81 75 0; R Taylor (Sco) 78 74 78 0; A Menendez (Mex) 79 76 75 0; M Lawrence (Eng) 77 77 76 0; P Grant (am) (Irl) 79 74 77 0;

232 R Codd (Irl) 75 81 76 0; B Brewerton (Wal) 77 76 79 0; G Coughlin (Eng) 80 76 76 0; T Boyes (Eng) 78 76 78 0;

234 M Thomson (Sco) 75 79 80 0;

235 K Matharu (Eng) 77 78 80 0; C Goadby (am) (Sco) 74 80 81 0;

236 D Sverdloff (Eng) 77 81 78 0; S Burke (am) (Irl) 77 81 78 0;

239 L Ras-Anderica (Ger) 78 78 83 0; S Flynn (Eng) 78 79 82 0;

242 C Austwick (Eng) 80 78 84 0;

159 J Ryan (am) (Wal) 81 78 0 0; J Bowers (Eng) 80 79 0 0; H Calvert (Eng) 72 87 0 0;

160 C Young (am) (Sco) 81 79 0 0; L Simpson (am) (Nir) 80 80 0 0;

163 J Dreher (Fra) 85 78 0 0; M Cummins (am) (Irl) 78 85 0 0;

166 V Shimanskaya (Rus) 80 86 0 0;

168 V Craig (Nir) 85 83 0 0; L Horsford (Eng) 81 87 0 0;

176 F Lloyd Jones (USA) 89 87 0 0;

190 N Dlamini (Swz) DQ 0 0 0;

 

Final scores men:

269 J Senior (Eng) 68 68 66 67; M Baldwin (Eng) 67 70 68 64;

271 T Clements (Eng) 67 66 68 70;

272 D Perrier (Fra) 66 69 66 71;

274 F Laporta (Ita) 68 66 68 72; O Lengden (Swe) 72 65 68 69;

275 C Hill (Sco) 66 68 71 70; R Caron (Ned) 67 69 69 70; M Lampert (Ger) 72 67 66 70;

276 D Coupland (Eng) 69 70 69 68; D Van Driel (Ned) 70 68 67 71; R Mansell (Eng) 65 75 67 69; C Syme (Sco) 67 69 70 70;

277 L Canter (Eng) 69 65 74 69; J Glennemo (Swe) 69 72 64 72; S Garcia Rodriguez (Esp) 67 67 74 69; G Porteous (Eng) 68 73 65 71; J Wrisdale (Eng) 67 70 67 73; M Kim (Kor) 71 70 66 70; B Stow (Eng) 70 67 72 68;

278 R Santos (Por) 70 69 71 68; V Riu (Fra) 71 69 68 70; C Sharvin (Nir) 68 71 70 69;

279 C Mivis (Bel) 70 69 71 69; R Højgaard (Den) 71 66 70 72;

280 F Nilehn (Swe) 69 68 72 71; E Ferguson (Sco) 68 69 71 72; D Foos (Ger) 69 71 67 73; J Schaper (am) (RSA) 71 66 73 70;

281 M Carlsson (Swe) 69 68 72 72; S Del Val (Esp) 70 69 70 72; B Hellgren (Swe) 70 69 68 74;

283 J Dean (Eng) 68 72 69 74; L Van Meijel (Ned) 66 71 72 74;

284 E Di Nitto (Ita) 68 72 70 74;

285 C Berardo (Fra) 69 71 70 75; C Ross (Sco) 64 71 72 78;

211 G Stal (Fra) 65 75 71 0; J Kunzenbacher (Ger) 67 70 74 0; D Boote (Wal) 71 70 70 0; G Bourdy (Fra) 67 73 71 0; M Simonsen (Den) 68 71 72 0; L Scalise (Ita) 69 72 70 0;

212 A Saracino (Ita) 72 69 71 0; E Dubois (Fra) 68 70 74 0; J Huldahl (Den) 71 69 72 0;

213 R Roussel (Fra) 68 71 74 0; J Davidson (Wal) 72 67 74 0; M Galiano Aguilar (Esp) 70 71 72 0; D McElroy (Nir) 69 71 73 0; R McGee (Irl) 68 71 74 0; B Neil (Sco) 70 71 72 0;

214 A Cockerill (Can) 70 70 74 0; U Coussaud (Fra) 72 68 74 0; T Rice (Irl) 70 68 76 0; B Eccles (Aus) 67 70 77 0; G Petrozzi (Eng) 71 70 73 0; J Hill (am) (Nir) 70 67 77 0;

215 B Virto (Esp) 71 69 75 0; C Howie (Sco) 70 70 75 0; O Lindell (Fin) 70 70 75 0; J Freeman (Eng) 66 73 76 0; J Lando Casanova (Fra) 71 70 74 0; A Romano (am) (Ita) 73 66 76 0;

216 A Wilson (Eng) 72 68 76 0; J Sandborg (Swe) 71 68 77 0; M McClean (am) (Nir) 70 70 76 0;

217 M Waite (Eng) 72 68 77 0;

218 C Knipes (am) (Eng) 68 73 77 0;

219 D Meyerrose (Ger) 72 69 78 0;

222 R Green (Aus) 73 68 81 0;

142 D Whitnell (Eng) 74 68 0 0; M Helligkilde (Den) 73 69 0 0; A Willey (Eng) 72 70 0 0; C Gane (Eng) 71 71 0 0; M Elvira (Esp) 71 71 0 0; M Eriksson (Swe) 71 71 0 0; S Heisele (Ger) 71 71 0 0; S Fernandez (Esp) 70 72 0 0; B Poke (Den) 70 72 0 0; M Wiegele (Aut) 70 72 0 0; R Bland (Eng) 70 72 0 0; G Bloor (Eng) 69 73 0 0; P Maddy (Eng) 69 73 0 0; H Joannes (Bel) 69 73 0 0; J Hickey (Irl) 68 74 0 0; D Huizing (Ned) 67 75 0 0;

143 J Freiburghaus (Sui) 77 66 0 0; M Decottignies-Lafon (Fra) 75 68 0 0; S Forsström (Swe) 73 70 0 0; T Tree (Eng) 72 71 0 0; O Stark (Swe) 72 71 0 0; J Rutherford (Eng) 71 72 0 0; J Abbott (Eng) 71 72 0 0; A Ahokas (Fin) 71 72 0 0; J Loughrey (Eng) 71 72 0 0; E Holmes (Can) 70 73 0 0; A Olsen (Nor) 70 73 0 0; C Robb (Sco) 70 73 0 0; M Boucher (am) (Irl) 70 73 0 0; P Ruff (Eng) 69 74 0 0; T Gandy (Imn) 69 74 0 0; C Koepka (USA) 69 74 0 0; G Higgo (RSA) 67 76 0 0;

144 P Cohen (Sui) 74 70 0 0; T McLarnon (am) (Nir) 74 70 0 0; J Stalter (Fra) 73 71 0 0; A Schwartz (Fra) 73 71 0 0; M Ford (Eng) 73 71 0 0; J Munro (Aus) 72 72 0 0; N Geyger (Chi) 71 73 0 0; R McNamara (Irl) 70 74 0 0; M Young (Eng) 70 74 0 0; P Baek (Den) 69 75 0 0; J Yates (Irl) 69 75 0 0; M Gradecki (Pol) 68 76 0 0; T Baltl (Aut) 67 77 0 0;

145 J Kölbing (Ger) 76 69 0 0; R Sciot-Siegrist (Fra) 74 71 0 0; R Kakko (Fin) 74 71 0 0; A Bernadet (Fra) 73 72 0 0; J Galbraith (Nir) 73 72 0 0; T Linard (Fra) 73 72 0 0; M McGeady (Irl) 72 73 0 0; H Ellis (Eng) 72 73 0 0; S Grehan (Irl) 69 76 0 0;

146 N Turner (Irl) 75 71 0 0; L Gagne (Crc) 74 72 0 0; R Jouven (Fra) 74 72 0 0; N Johansson (Swe) 74 72 0 0; C Del Moral (Esp) 73 73 0 0; R Saxton (Ned) 73 73 0 0; J Brun (Fra) 73 73 0 0; H Sturehed (Swe) 73 73 0 0; T McKibbin (am) (Nir) 73 73 0 0; R Dawson (Irl) 72 74 0 0; M Armitage (Eng) 71 75 0 0; R Cho (Kor) 70 76 0 0; M Mohr (Eng) 68 78 0 0;

147 C Doak (Sco) 76 71 0 0; M Dallat (Nir) 75 72 0 0; S Thornton (Irl) 74 73 0 0; H Dobson (Eng) 74 73 0 0; M Iten (Sui) 73 74 0 0; J Vecchi Fossa (Ita) 72 75 0 0; M Bullen (Eng) 72 75 0 0; S Gros (Fra) 72 75 0 0; G King (Eng) 72 75 0 0; D Carey (Irl) 71 76 0 0; S Grant (Irl) 70 77 0 0; J Grenville-Wood (Eng) 69 78 0 0;

148 M Hoey (Nir) 74 74 0 0; M Laskey (Wal) 74 74 0 0; J Maurer (Aut) 74 74 0 0; S Henry (Sco) 74 74 0 0; P Dallat (Irl) 74 74 0 0; J Erkenbeck (USA) 74 74 0 0; S Towndrow (Eng) 74 74 0 0; A Meronk (Pol) 73 75 0 0; U Weinhandl (Aut) 73 75 0 0; E Cuartero Blanco (Esp) 73 75 0 0; L Turbutt (Eng) 72 76 0 0;

149 P Erofejeff (Fin) 77 72 0 0; B Spooner (Eng) 76 73 0 0; M Cea (Ita) 75 74 0 0; D Peacock (Nir) 75 74 0 0; Y Pfeiffer (Sui) 72 77 0 0; A Hidalgo (Esp) 72 77 0 0;

150 C Braeunig (Ger) 75 75 0 0; M Ortolani (Ita) 73 77 0 0;

151 R Finch (Eng) 77 74 0 0; N Højgaard (Den) 75 76 0 0; C Campbell Jnr (am) (Ire) 75 76 0 0; K McClatchie (RSA) 72 79 0 0; R McGowan (Eng) 71 80 0 0;

152 B Lawlor (am) (Irl) 78 74 0 0; M Albertus (Ned) 74 78 0 0; S Thomas (Can) 73 79 0 0;

153 A De Gunzburg (USA) 77 76 0 0; B Stead (Can) 75 78 0 0; G Hurley (Irl) 75 78 0 0; J Zunic (Aus) 75 78 0 0; B Casey (Irl) 74 79 0 0; P McBride (Irl) 72 81 0 0; P Weppernig (Sui) 72 81 0 0;

159 B Neumayer (Aut) 79 80 0 0;

161 O Maguire (am) (Irl) 76 85 0 0;

190 C O’Rourke (Irl) 70 DQ 0 0; J Lima (Por) 71 RT 0 0; F Aguilar (Chi) 76 WD 0 0; L Nemecz (Aut) 76 WD 0 0; S Bryan (Irl) DQ 0 0 0;

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