Meadow tied sixth in Symetra Tour Championship
Photo: Scott A Mller/LPGA Tour

Photo: Scott A Mller/LPGA Tour

Jordanstown's Stephanie Meadow tied for sixth in the season-ending Symetra Tour Championship at Alaqua Country Club in Florida.

The former Curtis Cup star has worked hard to turn her form around this year and Sunday night's closing 70 for tied sixth in Longwood added another $6,224 to her earnings this season.


Meadow is 115th in the LPGA Tour money list with $58,041 from nine starts and on track to have status next season after a positive year that included a share of 31st in the Olympic Games in Rio.

She's also made $12,077 from nine starts on the Symetra Tour and Sunday's 70, which featured three birdies and two bogeys, left her eight shots outside the playofff on 10 under par.

As for the Symetra Tour Championship, Denmark's Nicole Broch Larsen hit her approach shot on the first playoff hole to 14 feet and calmly sank the birdie putt to defeat American Ally McDonald for her first Symetra Tour victory. 

Broch Larsen earned  $30,000 and jumped from 69th to 20th on the final Volvik Race for the Card money list with $41,677 in only four starts. 

“I was very emotional,” Broch Larsen said. “It’s been a long day. Ally and I had a good fight out there and just went up and down with who was going to win. The way it happened with me and Ally having a battle out there it was big for me.”

After battling back-and-forth throughout the final-round and firing matching rounds of 67 to post 18-under, it only seemed right that Broch Larsen and McDonald played an extra hole to decide the winner.

“I’m proud of how I played today,” McDonald said. “It’s fitting that it came down to a playoff.”

With the win, Broch Larsen will be able to bypass the Second Stage of the LPGA Qualifying Tournament where Leona Maguire tees it up this week.

“I’m really happy about this victory," she said. "Especially coming at this point. I was working hard getting ready for my three week stretch which will actually only be two weeks now which is really nice.”

Broch Larsen will get to celebrate the victory with 7-time LPGA Tour winner Helen Alfredsson who was hosting Broch Larsen this week.

“She (Helen) has been really good and really nice to me,” said Broch Larsen. “We’ve had a lot of talks about what to do on course and she actually watched me win in Sweden also on the LET (Ladies European Tour).”