Stephanie Meadow delighted the home crowd at Galgorm Castle as she claimed a one-stroke victory at the ISPS Handa World Invitational on the Challenge Tour.

The Jordanstown native began the day with a four shot advantage following yesterday's 67, and it was nervy at times for the 27-year-old carded a 73 who struggled to a double bogey at the ninth and another dropped shot at the 17th.

A round of 73 was her poorest of the competition, but she did enough to ensure she had a shot to spare over Charley Hull and finish on 10-under par.

Hull applied pressure going down the stretch, and two down at the last, she hit two superb shots to within 10 feet for eagle.

Meadow's birdie putt slid past the target and Hull had a putt to force a play-off, but was unable to do so and victory went to the local favourite.

The historic competition - a first for European golf as the men's and women’s tournaments were both held on the same course with the players battling it out for separate titles and equal prize funds.

The victory seals Meadow’s  third career win as a pro having won last year on both the Symetra Tour and the Cactus Tour.

Leona Maguire also carded a final round 73 and finished five shots adrift of Meadow.