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Stephanie Meadow must step it up in Open glory bid

By Staff Reporter

Stephanie Meadow has it all to do after an opening round two over par 74 at the Women's Open at Turnberry.

The Jordanstown girl fired birdies at six and 14 but a bogey at two and double bogey at eight hurt her title bid.

South Korea's Hyo Joo Kim leads with a superb seven under par 65.

Turnberry owner Donald Trump believes his course will provide the "greatest canvas" for the Open Championship, if the R&A want to use it.

The American presidential candidate dropped in at the course yesterday and said: "This (Turnberry) will be the greatest canvas in the world, especially when it's renovated."

Michael Hoey will face Sweden's Kristoffer Broberg today after a 2&1 victory over Germany's Maximilian Kieffer in the first round of the Paul Lawrie Match Play at Aberdeen.

Hoey lost the opening hole before winning four of the next five to take command.

Kieffer hit back to trail by just one and a win for the Belfast man at 11 was quickly followed by the German taking the 12th.

The 15th proved decisive with Hoey going two up and he closed the game out at the 17th to make the last 32.

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