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Steph on top of the World at Galgorm


Winning way: Stephanie Meadow with her trophy
Winning way: Stephanie Meadow with her trophy
Adam McKendry

By Adam McKendry

Stephanie Meadow picked up her second win as a professional on home soil as she held off a spirited push from Charley Hull to become the first winner of the ISPS Handa World Invitational at Galgorm Castle yesterday.

The 27-year-old from Jordanstown held on for a one-shot win over Solheim Cup star Hull on 10-under par to delight the home fans, who turned out to roar her on to victory, and walk away with the $40,000 prize.

"It's unbelievable, I'm so honoured and excited. It's very, very special," said a delighted Meadow.

"I could tell everyone was cheering me on and wanted me to do well and I just genuinely didn't want to let anyone down."

On the men's side, a thrilling finish saw Jack Senior pick up his first title since 2015 over fellow Englishman Matthew Baldwin on a second play-off hole after both players finished at 11-under.

After the pair parred the first extra hole, Senior managed to birdie it the second time around to emerge victorious.

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