Former IJGA student and IJGT member, Stephanie Meadow (right), continues her excellent play as a senior at the University of Alabama. She finished fourth at the Mason Rudolph Championship hosted by Vanderbilt University on Sept. 20-22 in Franklin, Tenn.
Meadow carded a final 2-under-par 214 through three rounds, leading her Alabama team to an eighth-place finish among the 15 teams competing. Her Round 1 4-under-par 68 led her team, snatching five birdies in the round. In the second round, Meadow scored a 2-over 74, with three birdies and two bogeys. Her final round consisted of an even-par 72 performance, sinking four birdies, including one on the final No. 18.
Meadow has taken the golf scene by storm thus far in her college career, racking up an outstanding resume, including being a three-time first team All-American and holding numerous school records. While a member of the International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) Meadow had a high rate of success, collecting many championships including the 2009 IJGT Tournament of Champions. Playing in highly competitive tournaments as a junior golfer has allowed Meadow to exceed at such a high level at the University of Alabama.
Alabama’s next event comes at the Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational on Oct. 11-13 in Chapel Hill, N.C.
Laura Restrepo (left), another well-known IJGT & IJGA alum, helped lead her University of Louisville team to a sixth-place finish at the Mercedes-Benz Intercollegiate on Sept. 20-22 at the Cherokee Country Club in Knoxville, Tenn.
The sophomore placed tied for eighth at a final even-par 142 through just two rounds, after Saturday’s second round was cancelled due to heavy rain. Restrepo had a fast start in the first round with three birdies on the front nine, and landed two birdies and two bogeys on the final four holes to finish the round at 1-under-par. The beginning of the second and final round was a bit rough for the Louisville Cardinal, who sunk four bogeys on the front nine. She made up for this on the back, grabbing four birdies and just one bogey in the final 10 holes to finish at +1 for the day.
Restrepo was a standout in her time with the International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT). A two-time All-IJGT Team member (2011 & 2012), Restrepo notched six victories in her two years with the IJGT, with the most notable victory coming at the 2011 Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions. Restrepo also won the IJGT Event at Hilton Head Lakes in Oct. 2011 with a score of 9-under-par 135.
Louisville next plays at the Windy City Invitational in Highland Park, Ill. on Sept. 30-Oct. 1.