ISPS Handa World Invitational Men | Women R2

Local stars shine at ISPS Handa World Invitational

August 15-18
Galgorm Castle GC & Massereene GC, Galgorm, Ballymena, Northern Ireland
$250,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4


Englishman Todd Clements holds a one-shot lead after the weather-delayed second round of the ISPS Handa World Invitational Men | Women, Presented by Modest! Golf Management, with Stephanie Meadow and Manon De Roey leading the way in the women’s section of the innovative tournament.

World Invitational R2 - Local stars shine at ISPS Handa World Invitational
Stephanie Meadow. Credit: Press Eye

In a race to finish his round before nightfall, Clements posted four birdies in his opening nine holes at Galgorm Castle Golf Club before defying the challenging scoring conditions to come back in level par and secure his place at the top of the leaderboard for the first time in his career on seven under par.

“I’ve played great over the last couple of days. The putts have been dropping and it’s the first time I’ve been out in the lead over the weekend so it’s a new experience and I’m just going to learn.

“It’s been tricky with the weather, as everyone knows. With the suspensions you’ve just got to stay patient and it’s a mental battle more than anything else for me. It’s wet, it’s soft and it plays to my strengths, which is great.


“It was a bit of a rush at the end to get in before it got too dark. I had a six-footer for par on the last and it horseshoed on me; will I regret that over the weekend? Who knows.

“I’m just going to keep learning, keep doing what I’m doing, it’s the same strategy and hopefully it all comes together for me.”

Despite bogeying his final hole, the 22-year-old will begin his third round at Galgorm Castle with a narrow advantage over four players including Scotland’s Calum Hill, Spaniard Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez, Englishman Laurie Canter and Francesco Laporta, from Italy, who sit one shot back on six under par.

With ten millimetres of rain falling on the two co-hosting venues, Galgorm Castle and Massereene Golf Club, overnight and howling wind making for tough conditions, local star Meadow demonstrated why she is touted as one of Europe’s best talents with a two under par round of 70, as she jumped ahead of overnight leader Ellie Givens into a share of the top spot at the halfway stage on four under par.

“My front nine definitely felt pretty tough. The wind was howling out there and the greens were a little firmer than I’d expected given how much rain we’d had so that was a bit of a learning curve throughout the round.

“The greens are rolling almost exactly the same at both venues so good job to the green staff for preparing the course that way. I’ve been close the last couple of days to doing something really nice, so I’m just going to go out tomorrow and keep doing more of the same stuff.

“It’s fantastic to be back in Northern Ireland, it’s actually my first professional event at home and the first tournament I’ve played in Ireland since 2013. I can’t tell you how much it means for all these people to come out and watch me. I make a putt and there’s lots of claps and the lots of hugs at the end and just genuine joy from people to see me out here competing. It doesn’t matter if I win or don’t win they’re behind me so it’s very special and I’m very touched.”


The Northern Irish player is joined at the summit of the leaderboard by De Roey, who added a one under par 71 to her opening round of 70 for a four under par aggregate total, as she looks to add to the LET Access Tour title she clinched earlier in the summer.

The pair are one shot clear of a seven-strong chasing pack which includes former World Number One amateur Leona Maguire, first round leader Givens and English golfing legend Trish Johnson.

It was another day to remember for the Irish amateurs in the field, with Lauren Walsh carding a one under par round of 72 at Galgorm Castle to head into the weekend of her first professional event just one shot off the lead.

Meanwhile, 16-year-old Josh Hill showed plenty of guts as he fired a three under par 67 at Massereene Golf Club to sit in a share of 11th place and ensure he will contest the weekend at his home club alongside the stars of the European Challenge Tour.


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DP World Tour Rankings

Golf Ranking
By GT Editor
Men’s scores
Ladies’ scores
Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
CLEMENTS, Todd
-7
67
66
133
1
Stephanie MEADOW
-4
70
71
141
2
HILL, Calum
-6
66
68
134
Manon DE ROEY
-4
70
71
141
LAPORTA, Francesco
-6
68
66
134
3
Eleanor GIVENS
-3
67
75
142
CANTER, Laurie
-6
69
65
134
Lauren WALSH (AM)
-3
70
72
142
GARCIA RODRIGUEZ, Sebastian
-6
67
67
134
Trish JOHNSON
-3
71
71
142
6
ROSS, Craig
-5
64
71
135
Silva BANON
-3
70
72
142
PERRIER, Damien
-5
66
69
135
Beth ALLEN
-3
68
74
142
8
CARON, Rowin
-4
67
69
136
Laura FUENFSTUECK
-3
71
71
142
SYME, Connor
-4
67
69
136
Leona MAGUIRE
-3
71
71
142
SENIOR, Jack
-4
68
68
136
10
Amy WALSH
-1
71
73
144
11
LENGDEN, Oscar
-3
72
65
137
Olivia COWAN
-1
71
73
144
VAN MEIJEL, Lars
-3
66
71
137
Karolin LAMPERT
-1
68
76
144
HØJGAARD, Rasmus
-3
71
66
137
13
Noora KOMULAINEN
Par
74
71
145
WRISDALE, Jordan
-3
67
70
137
Isabelle BOINEAU
Par
71
74
145
ECCLES, Ben
-3
67
70
137
Annabel WILSON (AM)
Par
71
74
145
HILL (AM), Josh
-3
70
67
137
Catriona MATTHEW
Par
74
71
145
NILEHN, Fredrik
-3
69
68
137
Charley HULL
Par
73
72
145
BALDWIN, Matthew
-3
67
70
137
Carly BOOTH
Par
72
73
145
KUNZENBACHER, Julian
-3
67
70
137
19
Ursula WIKSTROM
1
72
74
146
CARLSSON, Magnus A
-3
69
68
137
Annabel DIMMOCK
1
70
76
146
SCHAPER (AM), Jayden Trey
-3
71
66
137
Kylie HENRY
1
72
74
146
STOW, Ben
-3
70
67
137
Krista BAKKER
1
72
74
146
FERGUSON, Ewen
-3
68
69
137
Cajsa PERSSON
1
73
73
146
24
RICE, Tim
-2
70
68
138
Marianne SKARPNORD
1
73
73
146
DUBOIS, Edouard
-2
68
70
138
25
Felicity JOHNSON
2
73
74
147
VAN DRIEL, Darius
-2
70
68
138
Gemma CLEWS
2
74
73
147
27
ROMANO (AM), Andrea
-1
73
66
139
Maria HERNANDEZ
2
77
70
147
SHARVIN, Cormac
-1
68
71
139
Lejan LEWTHWAITE
2
73
74
147
SIMONSEN, Martin
-1
68
71
139
29
Anais MEYSSONNIER
3
75
73
148
FREEMAN, James
-1
66
73
139
Lauren TAYLOR
3
75
73
148
MCGEE, Ruaidhri
-1
68
71
139
Charlotte THOMPSON
3
73
75
148
COUPLAND, Dave
-1
69
70
139
32
Emma CABRERA-BELLO
4
76
73
149
DAVIDSON, Jack
-1
72
67
139
Liz YOUNG
4
72
77
149
SANDBORG, Jepser
-1
71
68
139
Linda WESSBERG
4
72
77
149
ROUSSEL, Robin
-1
68
71
139
Stacy Lee BREGMAN
4
77
72
149
SANTOS, Ricardo
-1
70
69
139
Diksha DAGAR
4
76
73
149
HELLGREN, Björn
-1
70
69
139
Gabriella COWLEY
4
75
74
149
MIVIS, Christopher
-1
70
69
139
Lee Anne BRAMWELL (AM)
4
72
77
149
LAMPERT, Moritz
-1
72
67
139
Lisa MAGUIRE
4
76
73
149
DEL VAL, Samuel
-1
70
69
139
40
Manon GIDALI
5
77
73
150
41
COCKERILL, Aaron
Par
70
70
140
41
Whitney HILLIER
6
75
76
151
BERARDO, Clément
Par
69
71
140
Lydia G HALL
6
71
80
151
LINDELL, Oliver
Par
70
70
140
Jessica ROSS (AM)
6
76
75
151
WAITE, Mitch
Par
72
68
140
Meghan MACLAREN
6
77
74
151
HOWIE, Craig
Par
70
70
140
Rochelle MORRIS
6
75
76
151
RIU, Victor
Par
71
69
140
46
Anastasia MICKAN
7
76
76
152
HULDAHL, Jeppe Pape
Par
71
69
140
Kelsey MACDONALD
7
78
74
152
DI NITTO, Enrico
Par
68
72
140
Rachael TAYLOR
7
78
74
152
WILSON, Andrew
Par
72
68
140
Vani KAPOOR
7
77
75
152
MCCLEAN (AM), Matthew
Par
70
70
140
Georgina BLACKMAN (AM)
7
74
78
152
FOOS, Dominic
Par
69
71
140
51
Sarah BOYD
8
76
77
153
STAL, Gary
Par
65
75
140
Sian EVANS
8
73
80
153
MANSELL, Richard
Par
65
75
140
Paula GRANT (AM)
8
79
74
153
VIRTO, Borja
Par
71
69
140
Becky BREWERTON
8
77
76
153
DEAN, Joe
Par
68
72
140
55
Tracey BOYES
9
78
76
154
MCELROY, Dermot
Par
69
71
140
Inci MEHMET
9
82
72
154
BOURDY, Grégory
Par
67
73
140
Chole GOADBY (AM)
9
74
80
154
COUSSAUD, Ugo
Par
72
68
140
Mollie LAWRENCE
9
77
77
154
59
KNIPES (AM), Curtis
1
68
73
141
Michele THOMSON
9
75
79
154
SARACINO, Andrea
1
72
69
141
60
Ana MENENDEZ
10
79
76
155
PETROZZI, Gian-Marco
1
71
70
141
Sarah SCHOBER
10
74
81
155
GREEN, Richard
1
73
68
141
Kiran MATHARU
10
77
78
155
GLENNEMO, Jacob
1
69
72
141
63
Rebecca CODD
11
75
81
156
LANDO CASANOVA, Jérôme
1
71
70
141
Georgia COUGHLIN
11
80
76
156
PORTEOUS, Garrick
1
68
73
141
Leticia RAS-ANDERICA
11
78
78
156
BOOTE, David
1
71
70
141
66
Shannon FLYNN
12
78
79
157
SCALISE, Lorenzo
1
69
72
141
67
Dulcie SVERDLOFF
13
77
81
158
MEYERROSE, Dennis
1
72
69
141
Charlotte AUSTWICK
13
80
78
158
NEIL, Bradley
1
70
71
141
Shannon BURKE (AM)
13
77
81
158
KIM, Minkyu
1
71
70
141
70
Jordan RYAN (AM)
14
81
78
159
GALIANO AGUILAR, Mario
1
70
71
141
Holly CALVERT
14
72
87
159
72
FERNANDEZ, Scott
2
70
72
142
Jae BOWERS
14
80
79
159
ERIKSSON, Martin
2
71
71
142
73
Lucy SIMPSON (AM)
15
80
80
160
HUIZING, Daan
2
67
75
142
Clara YOUNG (AM)
15
81
79
160
JOANNES, Hugues
2
69
73
142
75
Maeve CUMMINS (AM)
18
78
85
163
MADDY, Paul
2
69
73
142
Justine DREHER
18
85
78
163
BLAND, Richard
2
70
72
142
77
Vera SHIMANSKAYA
21
80
86
166
ELVIRA, Manuel
2
71
71
142
78
Lauren HORSFORD
23
81
87
168
HELLIGKILDE, Marcus
2
73
69
142
Victoria CRAIG
23
85
83
168
POKE, Benjamin
2
70
72
142
80
Felicity LLOYD JONES
31
89
87
176
GANE, Chris
2
71
71
142
DISQ
Nobuhle DLAMINI
8
81
WILLEY, Andrew
2
72
70
142
WIEGELE, Martin
2
70
72
142
WHITNELL, Dale
2
74
68
142
HEISELE, Sebastian
2
71
71
142
HICKEY, John
2
68
74
142
BLOOR, George
2
69
73
142
88
LOUGHREY, Josh
3
71
72
143
AHOKAS, Antti
3
71
72
143
STARK, Oscar
3
72
71
143
OLSEN, Aksel
3
70
73
143
HIGGO, Garrick
3
67
76
143
ROBB, Chris
3
70
73
143
HOLMES, Evan
3
70
73
143
KOEPKA, Chase
3
69
74
143
FORSSTRÖM, Simon
3
73
70
143
TREE, Toby
3
72
71
143
RUTHERFORD, Jamie
3
71
72
143
DECOTTIGNIES-LAFON, Mathieu
3
75
68
143
FREIBURGHAUS, Jeremy
3
77
66
143
ABBOTT, Jamie
3
71
72
143
GANDY, Tom
3
69
74
143
BOUCHER (AM), Marc
3
70
73
143
RUFF, Patrick
3
69
74
143
105
BALTL, Timon
4
67
77
144
YOUNG, Mark
4
70
74
144
MCNAMARA, Rory
4
70
74
144
YATES, Jonathan
4
69
75
144
GRADECKI, Mateusz
4
68
76
144
FORD, Matt
4
73
71
144
GEYGER, Nico
4
71
73
144
MUNRO, Jack
4
72
72
144
STALTER, Joël
4
73
71
144
COHEN, Perry
4
74
70
144
MCLARNON (AM), Tiarnan
4
74
70
144
SCHWARTZ, Antoine
4
73
71
144
BAEK, Peter Launer
4
69
75
144
118
GALBRAITH, JR
5
73
72
145
GREHAN, Stuart
5
69
76
145
ELLIS, Harry
5
72
73
145
BERNADET, Adrien
5
73
72
145
McGEADY, Michael
5
72
73
145
KÖLBING, Jonas
5
76
69
145
LINARD, Thomas
5
73
72
145
KAKKO, Roope
5
74
71
145
SCIOT-SIEGRIST, Robin
5
74
71
145
127
CHO, Rak hyun
6
70
76
146
JOHANSSON, Niclas
6
74
72
146
STUREHED, Henric
6
73
73
146
BRUN, Julien
6
73
73
146
GAGNE, Luis
6
74
72
146
MCKIBBIN (AM), Tom
6
73
73
146
SAXTON, Reinier
6
73
73
146
DEL MORAL, Carlos
6
73
73
146
MOHR, Marcus
6
68
78
146
JOUVEN, Richard
6
74
72
146
TURNER, Niall
6
75
71
146
ARMITAGE, Marcus
6
71
75
146
DAWSON, Robin
6
72
74
146
140
BULLEN, Michael
7
72
75
147
GRENVILLE-WOOD, Joshua
7
69
78
147
THORNTON, Simon
7
74
73
147
GRANT, Stephen
7
70
77
147
GROS, Sébastien
7
72
75
147
CAREY, David
7
71
76
147
DOBSON, Hugo
7
74
73
147
KING, Gary
7
72
75
147
DOAK, Chris
7
76
71
147
ITEN, Marco
7
73
74
147
VECCHI FOSSA, Jacopo
7
72
75
147
DALLAT, Michael
7
75
72
147
152
MAURER, Jürgen
8
74
74
148
HOEY, Michael
8
74
74
148
LASKEY, Mark
8
74
74
148
CUARTERO BLANCO, Emilio
8
73
75
148
HENRY, Scott
8
74
74
148
MERONK, Adrian
8
73
75
148
TOWNDROW, Sean
8
74
74
148
TURBUTT, Luke
8
72
76
148
WEINHANDL, Uli
8
73
75
148
ERKENBECK, James
8
74
74
148
DALLAT, Peter
8
74
74
148
163
HIDALGO, Angel
9
72
77
149
PEACOCK, Daniel
9
75
74
149
SPOONER, Billy
9
76
73
149
PFEIFFER, Yann
9
72
77
149
EROFEJEFF, Peter
9
77
72
149
CEA, Michele
9
75
74
149
169
BRAEUNIG, Christian
10
75
75
150
ORTOLANI, Michele
10
73
77
150
171
CAMPBELL Jnr (AM), Colm
11
75
76
151
HØJGAARD, Nicolai
11
75
76
151
MCCLATCHIE, Kyle
11
72
79
151
FINCH, Richard
11
77
74
151
McGOWAN, Ross
11
71
80
151
176
LAWLOR (AM), Brendan
12
78
74
152
THOMAS, Stephen
12
73
79
152
ALBERTUS, Max
12
74
78
152
179
STEAD, Brady
13
75
78
153
CASEY, Brian
13
74
79
153
HURLEY, Gary
13
75
78
153
MCBRIDE, Paul
13
72
81
153
WEPPERNIG, Philippe
13
72
81
153
DE GUNZBURG, Alexandre
13
77
76
153
ZUNIC, Jordan
13
75
78
153
186
NEUMAYER, Bernard
19
79
80
159
187
MAGUIRE (AM), Odhran
21
76
85
161
W/D
LIMA, José-Filipe
4
71
W/D
AGUILAR, Felipe
6
76
W/D
NEMECZ, Lukas
6
76
DISQ
O’ROURKE, Conor
6
70
DISQ
BRYAN, Simon
9
79