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Meadow on -3 while Maguire and Mehaffey make cut at women's Major in California

The Jordanstown native is eight strokes off leader Nelly Korda of the USA.

Stephanie Meadow (file pic).
Stephanie Meadow (file pic).
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Updated Sep 12th 2020, 8:35 AM

ANTRIM WOMAN STEPHANIE Meadow is tied for 17th following the second round of the LPGA ANA Inspiration at Mission Hills, California.

Meadow shot a one-under-par 71 for the day to move to three under overall, but trails leader Nelly Korda of the USA by eight strokes at the turn.

The second women’s major of the year is taking place at the Rancho Mirage course in California with a backdrop of severe heat due to wildfires in the area.

Meanwhile, Cavan’s Leona Maguire and Down’s Olivia Mehaffey have both made the cut in California. Maguire shot a 72 in a second round which included birdies on the 10th and 18th holes to leave her on one-over, while Mehaffey is three shots further back on four-over overall at the midway point.

America’s Korda, chasing her first major golf title, fired a five-under-par 67 to seize a two-stroke clubhouse lead on Friday.

The 22-year-old American daughter of Czech tennis star Petr Korda, the 1998 Australian Open champion, stood on 11-under 133 after 36 holes at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California.


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“Everything in golf I feel like is all about confidence and momentum, so just having that confidence and believing in yourself is definitely really important,” Korda said.

“Just consistent play and having fun. We have a lot of fun on the golf course and try to keep it super light.”

South Korea’s Lee Mi-rim was second on 135 after a bogey-free 65 with Denmark’s Nanna Madsen third on 137 after a 69 and South Korea’s Chun In-gee on 138 after a 71.

Additional reporting by Sinéad Farrell

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