Stephanie Meadow is Perfect Winner of Historic Event at Galgorm Castle
It was a dramatic and historic final day at Galgorm Castle Golf Club with local favourite Stephanie Meadow and England's Jack Senior winning the respective women's and men's titles at the inaugural ISPS Handa World Invitational Men | Women, Presented by Modest! Golf Management.
27-year-old Meadow, who is competing regularly on the LPGA Tour, saw off the formidable challenge of Solheim Cup player Charley Hull to win on home soil. The Englishwoman had made a charge with a final round of 69, but it was the Northern Irish star who held her nerve to claim victory by one shot.
“It’s unbelievable to win here really. I’m so excited and honoured as well. I want to thank ISPS Handa and Modest! for giving me the opportunity to come home and compete at home – and win at home! It’s very, very special," Meadow said afterwards.
As for Senior, the 31-year-old overcame compatriot Matthew Baldwin in a playoff to win his second Challenge Tour event, with both players having lit the course up with rounds of 67 and 64 respectively.
What made this event special was that it represented a first for golf on European soil; the two tournaments being played on the same course for the same prize money, reminiscent of the Jordan Mixed Open that was introduced in April. Niall Horan and his Modest! group may have just paved the way to an exciting future for the game that began at Galgorm Castle.
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