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Leona Maguire
Player Profile:
Leona Maguire 1867225
Height: 5'6"
Year: Junior
City/State: Cavan, Ireland
High School: Loreto College

Competed in the 2016 Olympics in Rio for her home country of Ireland ... tied for 21st overall with rounds of 74, 65, 74 and 69 for a total of 282, which was tied for the low amateur ... two-time WGCA First Team All-America ... 2014-15 National Player of the Year ... received the 2015 Women’s Amateur of the Year during the 2015 Irish Golf Writers’ Awards ... Irish Independent Young Sports Star of the Year in 2015 ... was awarded the Mark H. McCormack Medal as the leading women’s golfer in the 2015 World Amateur Golf Ranking.


Summer of 2016:
Advanced to the quarterfinals of match play at the Ladies’ British Open Amateur Championship in Scotland … her run included knocking off top-seeded Leslie Cloots in the round of 64 … guided Great Britain & Ireland to an 11 ½ to 8 ½ victory over the United States in the Curtis Cup, which was played in Ireland … totaled an impressive 4-1 record during the three days of action … competed in her first U.S. Women’s Open and missed the cut by one stroke after turning in rounds of 74 and 75 ... turned in rounds of 71, 70, 68 and 75 over four days at the RICOH Women’s British Open to finish as the low amateur and tied 25th overall … competed in the Olympics for Ireland and tied for 21st overall with rounds of 74, 65, 74 and 69 for a total of 282 … during the third round, she moved into the top 10 at one point.

Duke Record Book:
In just two years at Duke, is already moving up the Duke career record books -- wins (T9th, 4), even or under par rounds (T9th, 41), tournaments as Duke’s top scorer (T8th, 14) and rounds in the 60s (T7th, 13).

WGCA & Golfweek First Team All-America ... All-ACC selection ... NCAA Baton Rouge All-Region ... notched a team-best 72.29 stroke average in nine events to go along with two top five, six top 10 and eight top 20 finishes ... notched her fourth collegiate victory at the Tar Heel Invitational with rounds of 69, 72 and 71 for a four-under-par, 212 ... concluded the season ranked No. 4 in the Golfweek Individual rankings ... ACC Golfer of the Month for October and February ... WGCA All-American Scholar ... received All-ACC Academic Team accolades ... tied seventh at the NCAA Regional and turned in a tied for 32nd placement at the NCAA Championship even though she was dealing with an illness ... in September, played in the Evian Championship France and placed tied 34th ... in March, missed the cut at the ANA Inspiration with rounds of 75 and 76 for a 151.

Summer of 2015:
Placed second overall at the ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters with an 11-under-par, 277, and was only one shot back from the leader in the United Kingdom ... earned medalist honors at the Ladies’ British Open Amateur stroke play qualifying with an 11-under-par score through 36 holes ... advanced to the round of 16 of match play at the Ladies’ British Open Amateur ... represented Ireland in the European Ladies Team Championship in Denmark ... competed in the Vagliano Trophy event for Great Britain & Ireland, but dropped a 12.5 to 11.5 ledger to Europe.

WGCA and Golfweek National Player of the Year ... ANNIKA Award winner as National Player of the Year ... WGCA National Freshman of the Year ... Golfstat Cup winner ... WGCA & Golfweek First Team All-America ... ACC Player of the Year ... ACC Rookie of the Year ... All-ACC ... ACC Golfer of the Month for March and April ... named to WGCA Scholar All-America team  ... received All-ACC Academic Team accolades ... collected a school-record 70.78 stroke average in 11 tournaments ... netted nine top five and 10 top 10 placements ... earned three victories at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate, ACC Championship and NCAA South Bend Regional ... tied a school record with 24 rounds of even or under par ... had 10 rounds in the 60s ... counted all 32 rounds played on the season ... went 1-1 in match play at the NCAA Championship.

High School/Prep:
A three-time winner of All-Ireland Schools Champion … ranked as high as sixth in the World Amateur Golf Rankings (2011) … winner of 20 amateur titles … member of the Irish National Team since 2007 … winner of Hermitage Scratch Cup in 2013 … advanced to the second round of match play at the 2013 U.S. Women’s Amateur … became the first Irish golfer to win the Irish Girls Open Stroke Play Championship in 2012, beating the International field by eight shots … won Irish Women’s Stroke Play Championship for second consecutive year in 2012 … in 2012, was part of the Great Britain & Ireland team in the Curtis Cup that beat the United States by a score of 10.5-9.5 … won 2011 Portuguese Women’s Amateur Open by 15 strokes with a final round of 68 … won the Nations Cup with twin sister Lisa at the Portuguese Women’s Amateur Open … became the youngest player in history to win the British Ladies’ Open Stroke Play in 2011, winning by six shots … the 2011 Irish Women’s stroke play champion … became the youngest player (along with her sister Lisa) to compete in the Curtis Cup as part of the Great Britain & Ireland team in 2010 … competed in the 2009 and 2011 Junior Solheim Cup on the European squad … the 2009 and 2010 French U21 Champion … member of the 2008 European Junior Ryder Cup team … the 2008 and 2012 winner of the Irish Women’s Close Championship … was the European Girls Team Championship winner in 2009 … won the Helen Holm Scottish Women’s Open Amateur Stroke Play at 14 years old with a final round of 73 in 2009.

Full name is Leona Maguire … born November 30, 1994 in Cavan, Ireland … daughter of Declan and Breda Maguire … has one sister, Lisa (20), who is on the Blue Devil women’s golf team … has one brother, Odhran (14) ... ACC Honor Roll selection as a freshman and sophomore.

Maguire By The Numbers

Annika Intercollegiate (67-72-72=211, T9, +5)
Tar Heel Invitational (69-72-71=212, 1, -4)
Landfall Tradition (71-72-70=213, T4, -3)
Northrop Grumman (69-76-70=215, T8, +2)
Darius Rucker Intercollegiate. (75-72-73=220, T17, +7)
LSU Tiger Golf Classic (75-76-77=228, T14, +12)
ACC Championship (70-75-74=219, T10, +3)
NCAA Regionals (73-70-72=215, T7, -1)
NCAA Championship (72-70-71-78=291, T32, +3)

Powerade Cougar Classic (69-71-68=208, T5, -8)
Annika Intercollegiate (72-66-70=208, 2, -8)
Tar Heel Invitational (71-73-70=214, T3, -2)
Landfall Tradition (72-72-70=214, 7, -2)
Northrop Grumman (70-81-75=226, T38, +13)
Darius Rucker Intercollegiate (73-65-69=207, T1, -6)
Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic (73=73, T3, +1)
PING/ASU Invitational (66-74-71=211, T3, -5)
ACC Championship (68-68-70=206, 1, -10)
NCAA South Bend Reg. (72-68-72=212, 1, -4)
NCAA Championship (71-74-73-68=286, T2, -2)

2015 Evian Championship (72-73-73-68=286, T34, -2)
2016 ANA Inspiration (75-76=151, MC)
2016 U.S. Women’s Open (74-75=149, MC)

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