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Leona

Maguire

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Height: 5'6"
Year: Senior
City/State: Cavan, Ireland
High School: Loreto College

Bio

Career:
The 2017 Ladies’ British Open Amateur Champion ... 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 ... owns all-time WAGR record for most weeks ranked No. 1 (135) ... only the second ACC golfer to win the ACC Individual title three times (Amanda Blumenherst) ... four-time WGCA First Team All-America, becoming only the fourth Blue Devil to earn the award four straight seasons ... 2016-17 and 2014-15 WGCA & ANNIKA National Player of the Year ... three-time ACC Player of the Year ... four-time All-ACC selection ... two-time runner up at the NCAA Championship (2015, 2017) ... helped Duke to 14 team wins over four years ... selected ACC Golfer of the Month an ACC-record nine times ... owns the three lowest single-season stroke averages in school history ... helped lead Duke to ACC Championships in 2017 and 2018 ... 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, 2016 and 2017 World Amateur Golf Ranking ... finished No. 1 in the European Women’s Amateur Golf Ranking for the third straight year (2015, 2016, 2017) ... Amateur Golf.com Player of the Year for 2017 ... 2017 Global Golf Post Female Amateur of the Year for 2017.

NCAA Record Book:
Her 87 rounds of even or under par and 32 rounds in the 60s are the most in NCAA history ... owns the lowest stroke average in NCAA history of golfers with 100 or more rounds (70.97) ... her 25 rounds of even or under par in 2017-18 was tied for the second-most in NCAA history ... her 70.29 stroke average in 2016-17 was the second-lowest in NCAA history at the time.

Duke Career Record Book:
Rewrote the Duke record book over her career -- wins (3rd, 10), top five finishes (2nd, 24), top 10 finishes (2nd, 35), stroke average (1st, 70.97), even or under par rounds (1st, 87), eagles (T4th, 7), top 20 finishes (T2nd, 39), tournaments as Duke’s top scorer (T2nd, 31), most counting scores (121) and rounds in the 60s (1st, 32).

Duke Season Record Book:
Registered the top three lowest single season stroke averages in Duke history -- 70.29 (2016-17), 70.62 (2017-18) and 70.78 (2014-15) ... her 25 rounds of even or under par in 2017-18 was a Duke record, while her 24 in 2014-15 was tied for the second most ... three wins ranked tied eighth ... notched nine top five finishes in 2017-18 and 2014-15 to rank tied third ... posted 10 top 10 finishes in 2016-17 and 2014-15 to rank tied third ... notched 11 top 20 finishes in 2017-18 to rank tied first ... had a 70.33 third round scoring average in 2016-17 to rank second ... collected 121 birdies in 2017-18 to rank No. 1 ... posted 10 rounds in the 60s in 2017-18 and 2014-15 to rank tied second.

2017-18:
WGCA First Team All-America ... ACC Player of the Year ... All-ACC ... ACC Individual Champion ... CoSIDA Academic All-District III First Team selection ... finished the season ranked No. 9 overall in the Golfweek Individual rankings ... turned in the second-lowest stroke average in Duke history (70.62) ... collected a school-record 25 rounds of even or under par rounds ... her 121 birdies on the season was a school record ... won the Jim West Challenge with rounds of 67, 63 and 70 for a Duke record 13-under-par, 200 ... won the Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational with scores of 69, 66 and 69 for a 12-under-par, 204 ... finished in the top 10 of nine of the 12 tournaments ... her 70.62 stroke average led the ACC ... was a finalist for the ANNIKA Award for National Player of the Year ... posted a team-best 10 rounds in the 60s, which is tied for the second most in a season in Duke history ... won the ACC individual title in a playoff, after finishing tied with teammate Jaravee Boonchant (67-70-73=210) ... tied second at NCAA Madison Regional (74-65-69=208) ... helped lead Duke to five team victories on the season ... ACC Co-Golfer of the Month (October) and won the honor in April and September ... Golfweek Preseason First Team All-America.


Summer of 2017:
Claimed the Ladies’ British Open Amateur Championship with a 3&2 match play victory over Ainhoa Olarra … in stroke play qualifying for the British Open Amateur, placed eighth with rounds of 70 and 72 … competed with Great Britain & Ireland in the Vagliano Trophy, but dropped a 15-9 ledger to Europe … competed in her second straight U.S. Women’s Open, but missed the cut with rounds of 75 and 78 … missed the cut at the LPGA Marathon Classic with back-to-back rounds of 71 … turned in rounds of 69, 71, 70 and 75 for a three-under-par, 285, to finish tied 49th at the British Open.

2016-17:
The 2016-17 WGCA National Player of the Year … earned the ANNIKA Award as the National Player of the Year … GolfStat Cup Award winner… collected a 70.29 stroke average on the season, which is the second-lowest average in NCAA history as well as a Duke and ACC single-season record … the stroke average was the lowest since 2002 … ACC Player of the Year … All-ACC … won the ACC Individual title for the second time in her career … WGCA First Team All-America … Honda Award nominee for golf … runner-up at the 2017 NCAA Championship … selected CoSIDA Academic All-America ... notched three wins, eight top five finishes, nine rounds in the 60s and did not finish lower than tied sixth in 10 tournaments on the season … finished the season ranked No. 1 in the Golfweek Individual rankings … led the ACC and nationally with a 70.29 stroke average … featured 21 rounds of even or under par to lead the team and ranked tied third on Duke's single-season charts … helped lead Duke to its 20th ACC Championship in school history … won the ACC Championship, LSU Tiger Golf Classic and the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge … placed tied sixth at the NCAA Albuquerque Regional … guided Duke to three team wins on the season … two-time ACC Golfer of the Month selection in March and April … became only the fifth golfer to win multiple WGCA National Player of the Year awards as Maguire was also selected as a freshman … is the eighth Duke golfer to be selected WGCA National Player of the Year … earned the European Ladies' Amateur Golf Ranking Golf Medal … CoSIDA Academic All-District III selection ... helped lead Ireland to a bronze medal at the World Amateur Team Championship in September.

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.

2015-16:
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.

2014-15:
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.

Personal:
Full name is Leona Maguire … born November 30, 1994 in Cavan, Ireland … daughter of Declan and Breda Maguire … has one sister, Lisa (23), who is on the Blue Devil women’s golf team … has one brother, Odhran (15) ... ACC Honor Roll selection as a freshman and sophomore ... majoring in psychology along with obtaining a certificate in markets and management studies.

Maguire By The Numbers

2016-17
Annika Intercollegiate (74-65-68=207, T3, -9)
Windy City Classic (66-70-72=208, 3, -8)
East Lake Cup (70=70, T3, -2)
Northrop Grumman (68-71-70=209, T1, -4)
Darius Rucker Intercollegiate (72-72-72=216, T6, +3)
Suntrust Gator Invitational (71-67-69=207, 2, -3)
LSU Tiger Golf Classic (67-68-71=206, 1, -10)
ACC Championship (68-72-70=210, 1, -6)
NCAA  Albuquerque Reg. (75-71-71=227, T6, +1)
NCAA Championship (77-71-70=218, T2, +2)

2015-16
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)

2014-15
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)

LPGA
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)
2016 RICOH British Open (71-70-68-75=284, T25, -4)
2017 U.S. Women’s Open (75, 78=153, MC)
2017 RICOH British Open (69, 71, 70, 75=282, T49, -6)

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