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Ladies British Open Am: Meadow takes top honors

Golfweek    view all articles from this source
published 01 Jul 2012

see also: Ladies British Open Amateur Championship


HOYLAKE, England (July 1, 2012) -- Stephanie Meadow of Northern Ireland is the 2012 Ladies British Open Amateur champion. She beat Spain's Rocio Sanchez Lobato 4 and 3 in the final at Carnoustie on June 30.

Meadow, a 20-year-old student at Alabama, was three up after only six holes against her Lobato, a 19-year-old from Marbella, Spain and student at Georgia.

Meadow won the par-4 first hole, and went on to double her lead with another par at the second.

Both players birdied the third hole for a half, but then Meadow birdied the fourth.

Lobato won the fifth hole to cut her deficit to two. Meadow came back with wins on Nos. 6 and 7 to get to four up.

A birdie on No. 8 got Lobato to just three down.

The ninth was halved in pars, leaving Meadow in the strong position of three up at the turn.

After a half at the 10th, Meadow went four up with her third birdie of the round at the 11th.

Lobato won the 12th, but Meadow countered with a birdie on 13 to get to four up with five to play.

The 14th hole was halved leaving Meadow the winner by 4 and 3.

With this win, Meadow earns a spot in the field for the Ricoh Women's British Open at Hoylake in September.


Ladies British Open Amateur Championship: Top Finishers

Click on each link to view that player's ranking and performance in
amateurgolf.com Player Rankings points events
Place    Player
Win Northern Ireland Stephanie Meadow, Northern Ireland
Runner-up Spain Rocio Sanchez Lobato, Spain
Semifinals France Perrine Delacour, France
Semifinals England Georgia Hall, England
Quarterfinals Israel Laetitia Beck, Israel
Quarterfinals Spain Noemi Jimenez, Spain
Quarterfinals France Ariane Provot, France
Quarterfinals USA Amanda Strang, SC
Final 16 Canada Augusta James, Canada
Final 16 England Kelly Tidy, England
Final 16 USA Camilla Hedberg, FL
Final 16 Sweden Daniela Holmqvist, Sweden
Final 16 Wales Amy Boulden, Wales
Final 16 France Laurie Castelain, France
Final 16 Austria Nina Muehl, Austria
Final 16 France Isabelle Boineau, France
Final 32 Scotland Sally Watson, Scotland
Final 32 USA Jisoo Keel, Canada, AK
Final 32 Canada Olivia Winning, Canada
Final 32 Spain Patricia Sanz Barrios, Spain
Final 32 Spain Marta Sanz Barrios, Spain
Final 32 France Justine Dreher, France
Final 32 England Gabriella Cowley, England
Final 32 Canada Ana Young, Canada
Final 32 Austria Marina Stuetz, Austria
Final 32 Sweden Nathalie Mansson, Sweden
Final 32 Germany Isabel Gabsa, Germany
Final 32 Scotland Alyson McKechin, Scotland
Final 32 Canada Christine Wong, Canada
Final 32 Canada Brittany Marchand, Canada
Final 32 Sweden Josephine Janson, Sweden
Final 32 France Celine Boutier, France

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