Stephanie Meadow holds off Charley Hull to win home World Invitational

The World Invitational was Stephanie Meadow's second professional victory of her career (PA Images)
The World Invitational was Stephanie Meadow's second professional victory of her career (PA Images)
13:40pm, Mon 19 Aug 2019
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Northern Ireland's Stephanie Meadow beat England's Charley Hull by a single shot to claim a home victory in the World Invitational at Galgorm Castle.

Hull had a putt from four feet to secure an eagle on the 18th and move level with Meadow, but she missed allowing the Irish woman a famous win.

It was a landmark tournament in which the men and women were given equal prize money - a first for a professional golf event in Europe.

After her win Meadow told BBC Sport: "I just wanted to show people this week how good I am...I haven't played here since I turned pro."

She also spoke about being a 20x20 ambassador, a campaign which aims to create a "lasting impact that will result in a positive and permanent swing in terms of the overall perception of women's sport in Ireland".

"I'm a 20x20 ambassador that's flying the flag for the young girls out there," she added.

"To be able to come home and actually show them and give them a win like this - maybe I inspired a few girls to go out and play this week.

"That's my hope. Hopefully I'll see them in ten or 15 years time and they'll say that this was the moment that they picked up the game."

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