Leona Maguire won her first professional tournament on Sunday when she claimed the Windsor Golf Classic in California.
The tournament is part of the Symetra Tour, the second tier of women's professional golf.
24-year-old Maguire, who hails from Cavan, claimed the win with a birdie on the first hole of a sudden death playoff. She beat Thailand's Pajaree Anannarukarn after both had finished the tournament 12-under following three rounds.
— Symetra Tour (@ROAD2LPGA) April 8, 2019
The victory comes less than a year after Maguire turned pro and earns her $22,500.
Prior to joining the professional ranks, Maguire had a successful collegiate career at Duke.
Niall Horan, who is a director of the management company which represents Maguire, was among those to congratulate her.
What a feeling!! Absolutely delighted to get my first professional win @ROAD2LPGA 🏆🇮🇪
Thank you everyone for all the lovely messages. Couldn't have done it without all the help from my family, friends, @modestgolf team, @SOGGolf, sponsors and caddie John #patience pic.twitter.com/yeV15Ac6sO
— Leona Maguire (@leona_maguire) April 8, 2019
— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) April 8, 2019
— Padraig Harrington (@padraig_h) April 8, 2019
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