Graeme McDowell in the mix at Sea Island

Graeme McDowell
Graeme McDowell

Graeme McDowell trails leader Kevin Chappell by four shots after the second round of the RSM Classic at Sea Island.

McDowell, winner of the Mayakoba Classic last week, fired a second round 68 to move inside the top 10.

* Stephanie Meadow received The Heather Farr Perseverance Award at the LPGA Awards on Thursday night.

The award honours an LPGA player who, through her hard work and dedication and love of the game of golf, has demonstrated determination and perseverance on the road to fulfilling her goals.

Stephanie’s father, Robert Meadow was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer earlier this year and Stephanie took a step back during her rookie career to spend time with him.

Unfortunately, Robert lost his battle in May and Stephanie returned to play later that month.

Stephanie’s fellow LPGA Tour players voted for her to receive this award in recognition of the difficult year she had.

Jordanstown born Stephanie had a lightening start to her professional career when she made an incredible debut at the Women’s US Open at Pinehurst in June 2014, finishing third, three shots behind eventual winner Michelle Wie with prize money of more than $270,000.

She narrowly missed out on securing her LPGA Category 12 Tour Card during the Final Stage of Qualifying at Daytona Beach, Florida last year, losing out in a sudden death playoff alongside six other players.

Stephanie will return to Daytona Beach, Florida to play in the LPGA Qualifying Tournament – Stage III, 30 November - 6 December to compete for one of 20 places amongst a field of 158 other hopefuls.