It’s LPGA all the way for Stephanie Meadow as she secures her card on the final green

Stephanie Meadow tees off on the second hole during the final round of the Volunteers of America Classic golf tournament at the Old American Golf Club (Photo by Chuck Burton/Getty Images)

It all came down to the final putt on the final hole in the final tournament for Stephanie Meadow in her bid to retain her LPGA Tour card for next season but she held her nerve and holed it!!

Starting the week at number 112 on the money list, the Jordanstown native knew she needed at the very least a Top-10 placing at the Volunteers of America Classic and she led the tournament after the first round after an opening 63.

Meadow followed that up with subsequent rounds of 71 and 73 and was in T10 place heading to the final round, knowing her LPGA status was on the line.

After opening with two birdies, a bogey on 5 was cancelled out by birdie on 9, followed by another birdie on the par 5 13th.  She gave one back on the 15th with a bogey 5 but when she needed it most she birdied 17 and then made an 18-foot birdie putt on the final hole to keep her card by moving into the top 100 and avoid returning to the LPGA Q-Series at the end of the year.

 



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