Irelands Stephanie Meadow tied for third on pro debut at US Open

first_imgNORTHERN IRELAND’S STEPHANIE MEADOW is tied for third place at the US Women’s Open at Pinehurst after a third round 69 left her just four shots off the lead shared by Michelle Wie and Amy Yang.The 22-year old is making her professional debut this week but has put together three solid rounds to sit on two-over heading into Sunday’s final round.The Royal Portrush golfer is currently the only European in the top 20.Five birdies in her first ten holes – including a chip in two at the Par 3 sixth hole – put Meadow in a strong position to challenge for the €430,000 winner’s cheque but bogeys on 11, 15 and 16 saw her slip back over par for the tournament.However, the former University of Alabama golfer will still partner seven-time Major winner, American Juli Inkster, in Sunday’s penultimate group, well within catching distance of the leading pair.McDowell finds form at the death but Ilonen clings to Irish Open lead‘I will get stronger and stronger as the weekend goes on’ declares McDowelllast_img

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