Meadow struggles to 76 in California

Stephanie Meadow watches his third shot at the 13th, where she posted a double-bogey six
Stephanie Meadow watches his third shot at the 13th, where she posted a double-bogey six

Northern Ireland's Stephanie Meadow is well down the leaderboard after a disappointing opening round in the ANA Inspiration in California.

The Jordanstown player carded a double-bogey at 13 to go along with four bogeys and two birdies to finish with a four-over-par 76.

Meadow, who missed out on a full LPGA Tour card for 2015, lies joint 85th in the season's first major,

American Morgan Pressel leads by one shot on five under.

World number one Lydia Ko equalled the LPGA Tour record with her 29th consecutive under-par round.

The 17-year-old carded a 71 to equal Swede Annika Sorenstam's record.

New Zealand's Ko, who has won six LPGA Tour titles and is bidding to become the youngest major champion in LPGA Tour history, described her landmark as "pretty cool".

England's Charley Hull is three shots behind and Scotland's Catriona Matthew a further shot behind with Ko.

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