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Leona Maguire Sits Four Shots Off The Lead At Golgorm Heading Into Weekend

Leona Maguire Sits Four Shots Off The Lead At Golgorm Heading Into Weekend
By Luke Delaney Updated

Leona Maguire is sitting just four shots off the lead at the ISPS Handa World Invitational after shooting a three under 69 in her second round.

After shooting a 68 yesterday during the opening round at Galgorm Castle in Co Antrim, which included four bogeys, seven birdies and an eagle, the 27-year-old put on a steadier showing today.

With just one bogey and four birdies, it takes Maguire up to tied fourth place in the leaderboard alongside Georgia Hall and Peiyun Chien on eight under.

American Lauren Coughlan is leading the way on -12 after her first two rounds.

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The men's and women's tournaments are being played side by side in Antrim this week. Cork man John Murphy is sitting in tenth place at the event on four-under-par, five shots off leader Ewan Ferguson.

Maguire's form of late

Maguire has been in terrific form of late and after finishing in a career high of fourth place at last week's Women's Open, Maguire is starting to show the world exactly what she has to offer.

The Cavan native shot an insane 66 in her final round, dropping no shots along the way. Speaking after her highest ever major championship finish, Maguire told RTÉ Sport that she was "delighted" with her performance.

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Leona Maguire said:

"I played as well as I possibly could today. Overall, 66 on a Sunday, bogey free, in a major in tough conditions, delighted with that. I felt like I was playing great golf and that there was a low score in me.

"The conditions were really tough; it was windy from the get-go. I took my chances a little bit more on the front nine. I had a nice birdie on four and the little eagle on five gave me the bit of momentum.

"I felt like I played some really great golf all week. Today was one of the best rounds I have played in a while. Lots of positives, you could go back over the what ifs like you do in any tournament but definitely more positives than negatives."

Leona Maguire heads into the weekend with a great chance of winning the event and should she finish the weekend as strongly as last week, she could bring home silverware.

SEE ALSO: John Murphy And Leona Maguire Start Strongly At Handa Invitational


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