Despite another wild scoring day for Stephanie Meadow, the Northern Irishwoman made it into the weekend at the Ascendant LPGA benefiting Volunteers of America in The Colony, Texas.
The Galgorm touring pro endured a roller coaster level-par 71 in an opening round that contained six birdies, four bogeys and a double-bogey, and her heart rate won’t have been helped as she not only signed for another 71 but replicated her scoring sequence!
Six more birdies, four more bogeys and another double-bogey saw Meadow reach the halfway stage at level-par but, despite her incredible scoring, she comfortably made the cut with a three-shot buffer in a share of 35th.
But this was another day where, while her scoring holes were plentiful, she couldn’t keep the bogeys off the scorecard and it was another day where the par-threes proved her downfall.
After playing the five shortest holes in four-over in her first round, Meadow would play them in one-over on Friday, with both of her double-bogeys coming on par-threes.
However, the 30-year-old is in for the weekend and will now set her sights on climbing the ladder and earning more crucial Race to CME Globe points, where she is currently ranked 78th but projected to climb to 76th.
She reaches the halfway point 11 shots off the lead, though, with England’s Charley Hull pulling clear of the chasing pack at 11-under-par thanks to a second round 64.
The Solheim Cup star holds a two-shot lead over Thailand’s Atthaya Thitikul and China’s Xiyu Lin after eight birdies and one bogey on day two as she goes in search of her first win in almost a year.
Thitikul fired an eagle, four birdies and a double-bogey in a second round 67, while first round leader Lin joined her at nine-under following a 68 that included four birdies and one bogey.