DURHAM, N.C.- After an incredible four years with the Duke women’s golf program, Leona Maguire took time recently to look back at her collegiate career and ahead to a promising professional career in golf.
Since arriving in the fall of 2014, Maguire made an immediate impact with the Blue Devil program and leaves Durham as one of the top golfers in Duke and NCAA history. She re-wrote the Duke and NCAA record books and was a model student-athlete along the way.
Maguire compiled 10 wins, a 70.97 stroke average, 24 top five finishes, 35 top 10 placements, 39 top 20 finishes, 87 rounds of even or under par and 32 scores in the 60s … and that is just the start. A native of Cavan, Ireland, Maguire was a three-time WGCA Scholar All-American and expected to add a fourth to the list this summer and was a CoSIDA Academic All-America as a junior. A two-time National Player of the Year, three-time ACC Individual Champion, four-time WGCA First Team All-America and the list would go on for hours.
One of the hardest workers to come through the storied Duke women’s golf program, Maguire was a constant figure the last four seasons in the Blue Devil lineup and was the No. 1 ranked amateur in the world for a record 135 weeks.
She will make her professional debut along with her twin sister, Lisa, in the LPGA ShopRite Classic next week.
Thank you for an amazing last four years Leona and we wish you the best in a very bright future!