Stephanie Meadow is aware of she must go low over the weekend after a battling three-under 69 left her only a shot outdoors the highest 10 within the KPMG Ladies’s PGA Championship in Maryland.
After opening with a 73, the Jordanstown star birdied the third, sixth, seventh and eleventh at demanding Congressional Nation Membership close to Washington DC.
She would drop a shot on the fifteenth however then lined the robust ending stretch in degree par to maneuver as much as tied 14th on two-under.
She was 9 pictures behind runaway chief In Gee Chun of Korea, who adopted her eight-under 64 with a 69 to steer by six pictures on 11-under from Jennifer Kupcho (68) and New Zealand’s Lydia Ko (67) with Jennifer Chang (70), Australia’s Hannah Inexperienced (68), Brooke Henderson (69), Sei Younger Kim (69) and Caroline Inglis (68) seven behind on four-under.
“I performed fairly strong,” Meadow stated. “I had a tricky end yesterday, however I performed actually strong as we speak.
“The course, I believe it fits a little bit little bit of an extended hitter, and I’m, so I believe it is a little bit little bit of a bonus. It is beginning to agency up, so I am positive it can get firmer because the weekend goes on as effectively.
“I undoubtedly might be a little bit extra aggressive as we speak. I imply, I had shorter golf equipment in. Yesterday we performed the primary seven, eight holes in sort of drizzly rain. That makes it tougher and additional anyway.
“Not a complete lot modified. I simply made some extra putts and simply did not actually make any errors.”
Co Cavan’s Leona Maguire stays effectively in contact although the world quantity 17 has work to do to get again into competition after she adopted a gap 74 by making three birdies and three bogeys in a degree par 72.
The Ballyconnell battler, who was denied her second win when she missed a brief putt in a playoff for the Meijer LPGA Traditional on Sunday, was tied forty ninth within the clubhouse on two-over
Whereas she hit each fairway and missed simply three greens in regulation as she adopted bogeys on the fifth, tenth and thirteenth with birdies on the eighth, eleventh and seventeenth, she had 33 putts to go together with her 32 putts on Thursday.