Meadow up and running with T51st result at Drive On Championship

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Meadow up and running with T51st result at Drive On Championship

Stephanie Meadow (Photo by Chuck Burton/Getty Images)

Stephanie Meadow returned three two-over par rounds of 74 in a useful first LPGA Tour assignment since lockdown.

Only five players finished under par for the 54-hole tournament in a tough reintroduction to the top tier of women’s golf for the LPGA Tour stars.

Meadow proved consistent in carding three rounds of 74 for a tied 51st finish that saw her pocket a cheque worth around $3,000. Much more valuable for the Jordanstown native, however, will be three rounds of competitive golf banked for the first time since lockdown.

Danielle Kang may have been away from Tour life for six months but she looked no worse for the absence after a closing 70 saw her pip Celine Boutier by one atop the board at seven-under par.

“I made sure I played golf as much as I did normally, not because I had to but because I wanted to,” Kang said of her time spent in lockdown.

“I’m so thankful for the time. I tried to make the best of it. We had all the time in the world. Golf courses were open in Nevada. I didn’t have to rush and cram for a test. I’m proud of the work I was able to do.”

Kang, the number four ranked player in the women’s world standings, won for the fourth time in her career on her first LPGA start since January in Florida.

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