Irish amateur international Stephanie Meadow has qualified for the Women's British Open which starts on Thursday at Carnoustie along with Ireland's leading tour professional Rebecca Codd.

Both carded rounds of 71 at the Panmure club near Carnoustie and then faced a nerve racking play-off with six others competing for the final five spots in the Open.

Meadow, who was runner up to Lisa Maguire in the European Amateur Championship last weekend, was one of four players to birdie the second extra hole and Codd then claimed the very last spot in the final 'major' of the womens season.