Stephanie Meadow shot a blistering final round to shoot up to third place as Korea's IK Kim cruised to victory in the ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters in England today.

Kim took a four-shot lead into the final round at Buckinghamshire Golf Club and was never in danger of being caught, firing four birdies in her first eight holes on the way to a closing 68.

At 18 under par, Kim finished five ahead of Australian Nikki Campbell, with Northern Ireland's Meadow charging through the field to finish joint third on 11 under alongside Lee-Anne Pace and Caroline Masson with a 63 which equalled the course record set by Kim on Saturday.

Meadow, 22, who carded nine birdies and no bogeys, also finished third on her professional debut in the US Open at Pinehurst last month.

The Royal Portrush golfer said afterwards: “I just hit a lot of solid shots. All week I’ve had a good front nine or a good back nine.

“I just couldn’t put 18 holes together so obviously I did that today.

“I started off with birdie on two and I made a really long putt on four which was nice.

“I got the putter going and other than that it was some solid shots and some great putts.”