Meadow can’t make final round push as Hull claims title at Ascendant LPGA

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Back-to-back birdies to finish her round helped Stephanie Meadow recover a couple of places as she fell down the leaderboard in the final round of the Ascendant LPGA benefiting Volunteers of America.

The Jordanstown woman, who has had a wild week overall at Old American Golf Club, finished it off with a two-over 73 to end the tournament tied for 44th at one-over-par.

It’s a week that promised more for Meadow but will instead see her drop one more place in the Race to CME Globe to 79th, with only a few events left to work her way inside the top-60 that qualify for the season-ending Tour Championship.

Her final round was one where she never had her best game as she bounced back from a bogey at the opening hole with a birdie at the par-five second, but it was a rough stretch around the turn that did the damage.

Meadow would bogey four straight holes starting at the ninth which dropped her down to three-over and outside the top-50, but she at least clawed back some of her errors with birdies at the par-five 17th and par-four 18th.

Meanwhile, England’s Charley Hull triumphed for her first LPGA Tour victory in six years as she carded a seven-under 64 in her final round to hold off China’s Xiyu Lin by one shot at 18-under-par.

The pair were tied with New Zealand’s Lydia Ko after 11 holes, but the Englishwoman birdied three holes in a row to edge ahead, and she would keep the chasing pack at bay to secure the title.

Lin birdied the 16th and then added an eagle on 17 to close within one but that was as close as she would guess as Solheim Cup star Hull held on to lift the trophy.


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