Top-50 for Meadow after disappointing Sunday at Pure Silk

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Top-50 for Meadow after disappointing Sunday at Pure Silk

Stephanie Meadow (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Stephanie Meadow let a good week slip when carding a final round five-over par 76 to drop down the leaderboard at the LPGA’s Pure Silk Championship.

The Jordanstown professional posted six bogeys with her only birdie of the day arriving at the penultimate hole as 12 greens in reg but notably 35 putts were to blame for her dropping down the board to a tie for 48th at one-over.

That saw Meadow finish 14 shots back of Taiwan’s Wei-Ling Hsu who snatched an emotional first victory with a final round 68 to capture the title with a 13-under tally in Virginia.

“When I finished 18, I was really emotional, because couple weeks ago I ask my caddie, like ‘if I won are you going to cry?’ And my caddie say, ‘Yeah, I’ll cry’, and I told him like ‘I’m not going to cry’,” said Hsu, a 26-year-old from Taiwan who earned her card in 2015 through the Symetra Tour.

“I think this is happiest thing ever, and somehow I just cry so hard the last hole. But I feel happy. I pretty much nervous the whole day. And just got to 15 when I made that eagle putt, that really start shaking my hand and like my heart just pumping so hard almost come out.”

Hsu, who was ranked 108th in the Rolex Rankings coming into the event, banks $195,000 for the win and has booked her place at the U.S. Women’s Open at Olympic Club in San Francisco on June 3-6. Stephanie Meadow will also be there having come through qualifying earlier this month.

Thailand’s Moriya Jutanugarn finsihed second on 11-under, two shots back of Hsu with Jessica Korda in third at 10-under.

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