Stephanie Meadow finished her opening round at the final stage of the LPGA Tour School six shots off the lead.

The top 20 finishers on Sunday win full tour status and the County Antrim golfer began with a one-over-par 73.

The Rio Olympian's round contained a bogey, a double bogey and two birdies. 

The 24-year-old is tied for 54th out of a field of 156 with the top 70 after round four getting to play the final 18 holes on Sunday.