Meadow 31st in Bahamas after costly 75
Stephanie Meadow poses for Investec. Picture ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Stephanie Meadow poses for Investec. Picture ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Stephanie Meadow made just five bogeys in the first three rounds before dropping  three shots in her last seven holes to slip to tied 31st in the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic.

It was a still a good week for the Jordanstown girl, but a two over closing 75 meant she took home  "just" $8,642 for here week's work at Paradise Irland where Brittany Lincicome defeated Lexi Thompson with a birdie on the first extra hole for her seventh career LPGA Tour win and a cheque for $210,000. 

"Well that was definitely not the finish I wanted. Finished T31. Lots of positives tho!" Meadow tweeted.


Just outside the top 10, tied for 13th, entering the final round, the former Curtis Cup and University of Alabama star birdied the par-five seventh to turn in 35 but came home in three over 40.

After a double bogey five at the 12th, she bogeyed the 13th and 14th and followed a birdie four at the 15th with a bogey at the 16th before undoing some of the damage with a closing birdie four.

Lincicome carded a final round five-under par, 68 to finish the week at 26-under par, one-stroke shy of the 72-hole scoring record in relation to par. 

Thompson posted a final round three-under par, 70 to tie Lincicome at 26-under par but failed to get up and down from behind the green for birdie to extend the playoff.