Women's British Open: Meadow misses cut after 82 at Turnberry

Stephanie Meadow plays her second shot to the fifth at Turnberry on Thursday
Stephanie Meadow has endured a tough 2015 with the death of her father

Northern Ireland's Stephanie Meadow missed the cut at the Women's British Open at Turnberry after a 10-over-par 82 left her on 12 over.

The Jordanstown woman, 23, was seven shots outside the cut mark.

Meadow didn't manage to card a par on her front nine as she had five bogeys, a double bogey and three birdies.

Her back nine included a triple bogey, four birdies and a solitary bogey as she was 19 behind leader, Norway's Suzann Pettersen.

However, the Northern Irish woman was not alone in struggling on Friday with 2014 US Women's Open champion Michelle Wie on 13 over after 12 holes before withdrawing while seven-time major winner Karrie Webb also exited on 11 over.

Meadow produced a sensational debut as a professional when she finished third in last year's US Women's Open at Pinehurst.

Despite that outstanding US Open performance, Meadow missed out on a full LPGA tour card for 2015 after a play-off defeat at the qualifying school.

That has meant reduced LPGA opportunities this year and Meadow has travelled to several events as a reserve only to be denied a place in the field.

Meadow has also endured the trauma of the death of her father Robert from cancer earlier this year.

The Jordanstown woman did not play for five weeks after her father was diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer.

After his death in May, she resumed tournament play and was back in major championship action at the Women's PGA Championship in June where she missed the cut.

Meadow then failed to make the cut at the US Open earlier this month.

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