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Cavan's Leona Maguire Picks Up $125K Cheque In Hawaii

Cavan's Leona Maguire Picks Up $125K Cheque In Hawaii

Leona Maguire finished tied for second at the Lotte Championship in Hawaii. It is the Cavan woman's best ever finish on the LPGA Tour.

Maguire ended her fourth round on 21-under along with Inbee Park, Se Young Kim and Nelly Korda. The quartet were seven shots behind winner Lydia Ko.

"I think it's my best on the LPGA so far, so my first trip to Hawaii was a very productive one I would say," said Maguire.

"I've been calling home and calling my coach and saying, it's close, it's close.

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"I played really nice this week. Drove the ball really well. Today was probably the best all week today. Irons were solid all week. Putted nicely. Not the best I've ever putted, but nicely.

"So everything is trending very nicely in the right direction.

"I knew Lydia was going to go low today and I was going to have to do something very special to try and catch her. Proud of the way I finished strong."

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Maguire shot an opening round 68, followed by a 67, 65 and a final round 67 as she earned $125,834.

It will be a quick turnaround for the 26-year-old who tees off in her next tournament this Wednesday in Los Angeles. Following that, she plans to head home after 12 weeks on the road.

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