Stephanie Meadow in contention for LPGA Tour Card

The Olympian shot a second round 70 to move just one stroke off a card position

Stephanie Meadow

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Irish Olympian Stephanie Meadow is well in contention at the LPGA Qualifying School in Florida after her second round 70.

Starting the day tied for 52nd, the 24-year-old moved 25 places up the leaderboard after a strong front nine saw her pick up three birdies. 

She struggled on 11 and 16, with bogeys on each, but saw her finish strong with a birdie on 18 to cap a round of two under-par.

The top 20 will receive cards and strong performances on the Hills Course and yesterday's performance on the Jones Course.

Two-time Solheim Cup member Mel Reid and 17-year-old Nasa Hataoka share the 36-hole lead sitting at 11-under.

"64 is always nice," Reid told the LPGA. "I thought I could’ve gone deep out there today. I feel like I missed two or three other chances easily.

"With the winds and stuff I was pretty happy. All in all I hit most of the shots that me and Benji discussed and I feel like my swing is in a good place."