Stephanie Meadow carded a second successive round of 71 to move into the weekend at the CP Women’s Open but the real work starts now for the Jordanstown professional.
Fresh off thrilling her home supporters when winning the World Invitational at Galgorm Castle last week, Meadow returned to the reality of a major fight on her hands to retain her LPGA Tour playing rights for next season.
Birdies weren’t an issue for the Northern Irishwoman who found five around Magna Golf Club but mistakes halted any potential momentum with four bogeys resigning Meadow to a share of 45th at minus-two heading into moving day this afternoon.
Needing to break into the top-80 on the money-list before the season’s out to secure her full playing rights for next year, Meadow is 30 places outside the magic number but having tasted victory last week, there should be no shortage of belief for the 20×20 Ambassador as she goes in search of a big weekend in Ontario.
In 2017, Nicole Broch Larsen tied for the 54-hole lead at the CP Women’s Open and ultimately tied for third. Two years later and the 26-year-old from Hillerod, Denmark, is again atop a Canadian leaderboard, shooting a 6-under 66 on Friday to lead at minus-12.
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