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DUBLIN – Former University of Alabama golfer and current Northern Irish professional golfer Stephanie Meadow will represent Ireland at the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo from August 4th to 7th, the International Golf Federation announced on Tuesday.
Meadow was selected as one of 60 women golfers to reach the Olympic Games field and ranked 38th in the final Olympic golf rankings. It is her second instance to represent Ireland on this stage and made her debut at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the first time golf has ever competed in the Games.
Born in Jordanstown, Northern Ireland, Meadow was a four-year letter winner in Alabama (2010-14). More than half a decade later, her name is still in the entire college women’s golf record book. Most notably, she currently ranks fourth in career rounds that are even or below average, and achieved that achievement 73 times during her time at Capstone.
The four-time Golfweek First Team All-America was part of the NCAA Women’s Golf National Championship team from Alabama, where it finished 38th. That summer she won the 2012 Ladies British Amateur Championship.
Meadow anchored the Alabama women’s golf program during their junior and seasonal seasons, finishing second in the nation on average at the end of each of those seasons (71.24 in 2012-13, 71.22 in 2013-14). During this time she was also recognized as a back-to-back player at the Southeastern Conference and as Scholar Athlete of the Year.
Meadow currently holds the program record for the most career tournament wins (nine wins in 44 events), career rounds of par or better (73 to 132 rounds), career counts (126 rounds for 95.5 percent), and recorded career birdies (404 to .). 132 laps)
She made her professional debut in 2014 at the US Women’s Open, where she finished third with equal points.
The Olympic golf tournament will be played at the Kasumigaseki Country Club, a private course in Saitama. The tournament consists of a 72-hole stroke play format.
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