Ladies British Open Am: Meadow takes top honors
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.

Results For Ladies British Open Amateur Championship
WinNorthern IrelandStephanie MeadowNorthern Ireland1500
Runner-upSpainRocio SanchezSpain1000
SemifinalsFrancePerrine DelacourFrance700
SemifinalsEnglandGeorgia HallEngland700
QuarterfinalsIsraelLaetitia BeckIsrael500

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ABOUT THE Ladies British Amateur

This championship, along with the US Women’s Amateur Golf Championship, is considered the most important in women’s amateur golf.

The first stage of the Championship involves 144 players each of whom plays two rounds of 18 holes. The 64 lowest scores over the 36 holes will compete in the match play stage of the Championship. Each match will consist of one round of 18 holes, including the Final.

The ‘Pam Barton Memorial Salver’ is awarded to the winner of the Championship, while the runner-up receives The Diana Fishwick Cup. An international team award is presented after the stroke play qualifying rounds.

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