Stephanie Meadow bows out after two rounds at Royal Birkdale

Stephanie Meadow
Stephanie Meadow

Three events into her professional career and Stephanie Meadow has missed her first cut; at the Ricoh Women’s British Open.

The 22-year-old who finished tied for third on her professional debut at the US Open last month, carded rounds of 76/77 at Royal Birkdale to miss the cut by three shots.

Stephanie’s next tournament date will be the Wegmans LPGA Championship next month in New York.

Meanwhile, American Mo Martin carded a second consecutive 69 to claim the halfway lead.

The 31-year-old, who has recorded just one top-10 finish in 63 career LPGA starts, fired five birdies and two bogeys to finish six under par, three shots ahead of Spain’s Beatriz Recari and Korea’s So Yeon Ryu.

Recari carded a superb 67 which featured one bogey and six birdies, three of them coming on the last three holes, while Ryu recovered from a double bogey on the second with birdies on the fourth, 10th, 11th and 18th to return a 70.

Fellow Korean Sun-Ju Ahn matched Recari’s 67 thanks to four birdies in the last five holes to finish two under par alongside Paraguay’s Julieta Granada.

England’s Georgia Hall is the best-placed home player after adding a 72 to her opening 73 to lie one over par alongside defending champion Stacy Lewis, while 50-year-old Laura Davies was two shots further back after a 72.

The halfway cut fell at seven over par and US Open champion Michelle Wie missed out by two shots after a 78.