Meadow opens with 74 in Canada
Stephanie Meadow

Stephanie Meadow

Jordanstown's Stephanie Meadow bogeyed her final three holes the end the day two shots outside the projected cut line after an opening 74 in the Manulife LPGA Classic in Ontario.

The Northern Ireland star is tied for 97th on two over par, 10 strokes behind Norway's Suzann Pettersen and South Korea's Mi Hyang Lee, who shot eight under par 64s to lead by one stroke from Shina's Shanshan Feng, Belgium's Laura Gonzalez Escallon and South Korea's yo Joo Kim at Whistle Bear Golf Club in Cambridge.


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Pettersen, who lost her yardage book en route to Cambridge and had to start from scratch (and who has a new caddy this week), said she hit perfect numbers Thursday and was helped along by conditions that were ripe for low scores during the morning wave. 
“We woke up this morning to perfect conditions. You can fire at pins and get to par fives, which is fun,” she said. “I think it’s the best way to set up a golf course and get low scores. I’m very happy with the opening round I played.” 
Lee, meanwhile, got a little revenge on the par-410th after a double bogey on it during last year’s final round. She made par, en route to a bogey-free 64. She said her game and Whistle Bear Golf Club go well together. 
“I think it’s a good match to my golf,” she explained. “I think just a great golf course and great condition. A little softer than last year so getting a longer distance. Greens are good and everything else is good.”