Meadow 68th in Canada; climbs rankings

Meadow 68th in Canada; climbs rankings
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Stephanie Meadow added another $3,349 to her bank balance and moved up the LPGA Money List when she closed with a three 69 to tie for 68th in the Manulife LPGA Classic at Whistle Bear Golf Club in Ontario.

The Jordanstown player in 113th in the standings with $58,041 from nine starts and on the right track as she bids to finish in the top 125 who will have cards in 2017.

Caroline Masson shot a final round 67 to break through for her first career LPGA victory.

Masson started her day with a double bogey before rattling off nine birdies throughout the rest of her round to become the sixth Rolex First-Time Winner of the 2016 season.

She started her Sunday three shots off of the lead and mounted the third biggest comeback of the year on the LPGA.

“It’s hard to believe,” said Masson. “I mean it really is. Obviously I was in a good position coming into today, and I was thinking, well, if I can shoot a really good round, I might have a chance, but I was totally not expecting it.”

The 27-year-old German admitted that her 2016 season had been a bit of a frustrating one. She made the cut in 14-of-21 starts (Previous best: T6, ANA Inspiration) before this week at Whistle Bear where she became the first German player to win on the LPGA since Sandra Gal at the 2011 Kia Classic.

“I always know that I can win a tournament on the LPGA,” Masson said. “I obviously also know that a lot of things have to go right for that. Golf is a funny game, and I was a little streaky this year.

"I played a lot of great golf, and I missed a lot of cuts and most of them actually by one shot which was really disappointing.

"It was a really frustrating period this year. And you know, it’s all about just keep working and believing that you can do it, and that’s what I did and that’s what my team helped me with.”