She rallied after a poor start but Jordanstown’s Stephanie Meadow now has no room for error after carding a two over 74 in round three at the Final Stage of the LPGA Qualifying Tournament at Daytona Beach in Florida.
The former Curtis Cup and University of Alamaba player is now tied for 78th on three over — five strokes outside the top 20 who get full cards after Sunday’s fifth round and one stroke outside the top 70 and ties who make the cut following Saturday’s fourth round.
Making the cut is clearly key and Meadow will be happy to return to the Jones Course, where she shot a two under 70 on Thursday.
On Friday she took on the tougher Hills Coure at LPGA International and found herself behind the eight ball with bogeys at the fourth, fifth and seventh putting her three over early.
She birdied the 10th, bogeyed the 11th but birdied the par-three 15th to undo some of the damage but may now need to shoot another sub par round on Saturday to make the cut. She will certainly need to finish in the red to move to within striking distance of the top 20 (no ties) who win full cards.
At the top to the leaderboard, China’s Simin Feng leads for the third day running, carding an eagle at the 18th on the Jones Course for a 69 and a two stroke lead over American Cydney Clanton in 12 under par.
Fourth round tee times