Stephanie Meadow and Leona Maguire can set their sights on a title challenge as they cruised into the weekend at the ISPS Handa Vic Open in Australia.
Both players were tackling the Creek Course at 13th Beach Club on day two of the tournament where the stars of the LPGA Tour play alongside the stars of the European Tour for equal pay and opportunity.
Jordanstown’s Meadow again looked comfortable in posting four birdies and just the one dropped shot in her three-under par round of 70.
Meadow’s long game looked right up to speed in finding 15 greens in regulation, however her short-stick was cold compared to Thursday’s first round with the Northern Irishwoman needing 32 stabs of the putter to get home.
At eight-under par, she’s just outside the top-10 and one shot clear of Cavan’s Maguire who looked right at home again as her fondness for Australia grows with each trip.
Also on the Creek Course, Maguire was superb in firing four birdies in a blemish-free round of 69 to move to seven-under par and just inside the top-20.
She found 16 of 18 greens in regulation, needing 30 putts and although Swede Madelene Sagstrom has looked unflappable out in front so far – she’s moved to 13-under at the halfway point – neither Maguire nor Meadow will be giving up hopes of reeling in the leader ahead of an exciting moving day in Victoria.
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