Stephanie Meadow has booked her place in next month’s US Women’s Open after superbly coming through 36-hole qualifying with a 10-under tally to qualify from Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club.
The Jordanstown professional returned rounds of 68 and 66 to share second in Arizona, capturing one of six places on offer into next month’s Major at the Olympic Club in San Francisco.
US open bound ! Finished -10 for the 36 hole qualifier ?? pic.twitter.com/hPoIOCwkez
— Stephanie Meadow (@StephMeadow20) May 14, 2021
It’s a huge result for Meadow who enjoyed a share of 19th at the year’s first Major, the ANA Inspiration and has long been a player for the big stage in golf. In fact, the 29-year old made her professional debut at the US Women’s Open all the way back in 2014 at Pinehurst where not only did she apply herself well in elite company, but she grabbed a podium finish in an incredible first outing on the world stage.
This year has been a quiet one so far for Meadow but it was that trip to the ANA at Rancho Mirage that brought out the best in her and she’ll be hoping for a similar reaction when she takes aim at the Olympic Club from June 3-6 on the Lake Course.
And in good news for players like Meadow who thrive on the big occasion, Matt Sawicki, senior director of championships for the USGA, said he’s “confident and excited” that a limited number of spectators will be able to attend in San Francisco.
“Fans are such an important part of our championships … and to welcome them to a historic venue like The Olympic Club for its first Women’s Open is extra special,” Sawicki said. “We’re grateful to The Olympic Club, which has gone out of its way to allow spectators to park on its Ocean Course, for its flexibility and partnership throughout this process.”