KirkwoodGolf: Maguire making first move towards LPGA Tour

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Maguire making first move towards LPGA Tour

Leona Maguire


LPGA and Symetra Tour Qualifying School – Stage II
Plantation Golf and Country Club
Venice, Florida
20 – 23 October 2016

Maguire making first move towards LPGA Tour

13 October 2016

210 players will compete in Stage II of the LPGA and Symetra Tour Qualifying School next week between 20 and 23 October on the Plantation Golf Course, Venice, Florida. ‌It is a 72 hole stroke play competition with no cut.

World number one ranked amateur golfer, Leona Maguire is one of 32 amateurs in the field, and hopes to place herself in the top 80 over the four day tournament. The top 80 and ties will then advance to Qualifying School Stage III, to be played at Daytona Beach, Florida from 28 November – 4 December. Fellow amateurs and GB&I Curtis Cup stars Bronte Law and Charlotte Thomas will compete alongside Maguire.

Leona Maguire secured the Smyth Salver Trophy after finishing the RICOH Women's British Open as the top ranked amateur. The highlight of Maguire's season can be pinned to her performance in Rio during golf's return to the Olympic Games. Having succeeded to qualify among only three amateurs, she placed T21st alongside her team mate Stephanie Meadow who finished 31st. Earlier in the season, Leona played a substantial role in GB&I's Curtis Cup victory against the USA in June.

‌‌Most recently however, Maguire helped Ireland capture an historic Bronze Medal at the World Amateur Team Championships – Espirito Santo. Leona, alongside Olivia Mehaffey and Annabel Wilson were the first Irish team to medal the WATC. Maguire won the European Ladies' Amateur Golf Ranking's gold medal for the second successive year as well as defending her position as World Leading Women's Amateur which gained her a second WAGR's Mark H McCormack Medal.

Further information on LPGA Q-School can be found HERE.

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