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Maguire captures maiden Professional win

​​With a final round 65, Leona Maguire found herself in a playoff at the Windsor Golf Classic on the Symetra Tour. 

  • 08 April 2019

Image courtesy of Symetra Tour

FULL RESULTS​

It took 55 holes, but Leona Maguire stepped into the winner’s circle at the Windsor Golf Classic for the first win in her professional career overnight. A birdie on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff against Anannarukarn sealed the title for the Duke University alumna.

“I’ve been so close for the past few weeks and started off really well today, tried to keep my foot down,” said Maguire, who was the IOA Championship 36-hole leader and finished tied for fourth. “I suppose being so close last week gave me a little bit of extra motivation and it tastes a little sweeter today.”

Maguire battled Windsor Golf Club this afternoon, firing a bogey-free, 7-under par 65 in the final round highlighted by a stretch of four straight birdies from holes four through seven. After making her Symetra Tour debut at the 2018 Forsyth Classic presented by Decatur Park District, Maguire becomes a champion in just her 17th “Road to the LPGA” start.

“I knew the way the course was setup today, the greens a bit softer and I left a lot of chances out there yesterday,” said Maguire, who trailed by three shots entering the final round. “Chipped in on the first for birdie which kickstarted my round, then holed a few nice putts to keep the momentum going. The way the greens and pins were I knew I had to go low to catch Pajaree, everyone was going to make birdies.”

Following the fourth tournament of the 2019 Symetra Tour season, the Volvik Race for the Card welcomes a fresh top-10.

The victory and $22,500 winner’s check move Maguire from No. 7 to No. 1, having earned $36,510 through the first four events. Here is a look at the current top-10 heading into the fifth annual Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout at Mystic Creek Golf Club in El Dorado, Ark. from April 26-28:

1. Leona Maguire - $36,510
2. Julieta Granada (Asuncion, Paraguay) - $33,737
3. Jillian Hollis (Rocky River, Ohio) - $28,436
4. Lauren Coughlin (Charlottesville, Virginia) - $23,000
5. Demi Runas (Torrance, California) - $19,835
6. Kelly Tan (Batu Pahat, Malaysia)- $18,750 
7. Kyung Kim (Chandler, Arizona) - $16,265
8. Karen Chung (Livingston, New Jersey) - $15,976 
9. Pajaree Anannarukarn - $15,042
10. Jean Reynolds (Newnan, Georgia) - $12,778