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Stephanie Meadow comes through play-off to qualify for US Women's Open

Stephanie Meadow has doubled the Ulster contingent set to tee it up at next month's US Women's Open.

The 25 year-old professional qualified at Hidden Creek Golf Club in New Jersey, tying for third in a field of 77 hopefuls playing for three automatic spots and two alternates.

Meadow opened with a one under par 70 and carded five birdies during a second round 69 before coming through the play-off with Jacqueline Stoelting and Katherine Kirk to join the already-exempt Leona Maguire in the field for the July 13-16 tournament.

Meadow sprung to fame when she made her LPGA Tour debut at the US Open back in 2014, finishing third, just three shots behind winner Michelle Wie.

Qualification for this year's event is a much-needed boost for the Jordanstown golfer, who has missed five of her seven cuts so far this season, ranked 131st in the campaign's LPGA rankings.

World number one amateur Maguire, meanwhile, will play in the LPGA Tour's Marathon Classic the week after the US Open and has already secured her spot alongside Scarva girl Olivia Mehaffey in this summer's RICOH Women's British Open.

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