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Leona Maguire (Photo by Kelly Defina/Getty Images)

Another podium finish for trending Caldwell 

Despite his best efforts, Jonathan Caldwell was unable to pin back overnight leader, Daniel Young at the Eagle Orchid Scottish Masters. 

The Clandeboye professional ground out a one-under par 70 to claim outright third at minus-nine but he ultimately fell three shots shy of the winning mark. 

It’s a second straight podium finish for the Northern Irishman and after picking up a £3,000 cheque for the effort, his game continues to trend in the right direction. 

Meanwhile, West Cliff’s Brendan McCarroll posted a two-under par 69 to capture a confidence boosting top-5 finish at six-under par while Limerick’s Tim Rice and Royal Dublin’s Niall Kearney carded two-under par 69’s of their own to finish in a tie for 16th and 26th respectively. 

Maguire blasts her way to top-10 finish on Symetra 

Leona Maguire left it late but her final round charge was just what the doctor ordered at the Danielle Downey Classic. 

The Cavan professional’s tournament was stuck in the mud after three straight rounds of 71 before Maguire caught fire on Sunday, finding a sizzling seven birdies in a bogey-free round of 65 that saw her tie 10th in Rochester. 

It was a round that saw Maguire cement her position in third spot on the Volvik Race for the Card standings having amassed $82,444 already this year. 

Maguire returns to action this week at Friday’s starting CDPHP Open in Albany, New York. 

Top-25 finish for McBride at Euram Bank Open 

Dubliner Paul McBride fired three rounds in the 60’s to grab a top-25 finish at the Challenge Tour’s Euram Bank Open. 

The Island Golf Club professional was electric in his play at times on the Adamstal course in Austria, firing five birdies and an eagle in a four-under par 66 on moving day before signing off with a rock-solid 69 and a minus-seven tally that saw the former Dublin minor hurler bank €1,628. 

McBride was the sole Irish representative in the weekend field after Ballymoney’s Michael Hoey (+2), Tramore’s Robin Dawson (+5), Naas pro Conor O’Rourke (+8) and Northern Ireland’s Daniel Peacock (+8) all fell short of the minus-one cut mark. 

Meadow & Molinaro place 11th at LPGA Team event 

Stephanie Meadow alongside teammate Giulia Molinaro combined for a superb 62 in final round fourballs to claim an 11th place finish at the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational, the LPGA Tour’s first-year team event. 

If it wasn’t for a moving day stumble where they could only muster a one-over par 71 in foursomes, it could have been a week where the pair challenged atop the board having scored rounds of 69 and 61 over the first two days. 

However, in the end, their 17-under par tally finished 10 shots back of winners, Cydney Clanton and Jasmine Suwannapura. 

 

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