|-14 S Younger Kim (SK); -11 A McDonald (US); – 9 S Meadow (NI); -8 L Ko (NZ), A Ernst (US); -7 J Korda (US), A Stanford (US), J Track (US), B Henderson (Can)Chosen others:-3 M Reid (Eng); -2 J Ewart Shadoff (Eng); -1 S Popov (Ger), +7 L Maguire (Ire)|
Northern Eire’s Stephanie Meadow matched her finest earlier end in an LPGA occasion as she clinched third place on the Pelican Championship in Florida.
Meadow, 28, fired a closing one-under 69 to complete on 9 beneath as she ended the event 5 pictures behind winner Sei Younger Kim of South Korea.
The Northern Irishwoman recovered from two speedy bogeys as she battled for second with US participant Ally McDonald.
McDonald’s closing birdie meant she completed three behind Kim.
Meadow was tied at 10 beneath with McDonald standing on the 18th tee after she birdied the seventeenth, however the Northern Irishwoman dropped a shot on the final.
The Jordanstown native dropped pictures at her opening two holes however recovered by choosing up birdies on the sixth, seventh, tenth, fifteenth and penultimate gap.
The efficiency, which matched her earlier finest LPGA end of third place on the 2014 US Open, strikes Meadow up 24 spots to thirty fifth within the LPGA’s season rankings.
England’s Mel Reid, who received her first LPGA occasion earlier in early October, completed in a share of twelfth – 11 off the tempo – together with her compatriot Jodi Ewart Shadoff an additional stroke again in 14th.
Germany’s Girls’s Open Champion Sophia Popov, who led after a gap 64, completed tied for fifteenth on one beneath after a closing 70.
Eire’s Leona Maguire completed in a share of 53rd place after a closing 74 left her on seven over and drops from 54th to 61st within the LPGA rankings.