Everything is coming up Blue for Europe’s Solheim Cup hopefuls on the LPGA Tour so far this season according to Leona Maguire.
France’s Celine Boutier has won on the LPGA Tour this season while England’s Georgia Hall has broken back into the top-10 in the world after back-to-back runner up finishes and a 6th in her last three starts.
Maguire has also been in fine form with two top-10 finishes this term and she made the cut at the opening major of the season, the Chevron Championship. The Cavan native feels Suzanne Pettersen’s side will be in fine fettle heading to Finca Cortestin in September as they bid for a historic hat-trick of titles against the USA.
“It’s going to be a close contest,” Maguire told LPGA Communications after her second round at the Chevron. “It’s all about form leading into those weeks. I mean, Celine [Boutier] has won, Georgia [Hall] is playing really well, Matilda is playing well.
“It’s always nice to see Europeans in the mix but there is still a long way to go until August and September but it’s always nice to see some European names high up the leaderboard in the season.”
Boutier and Denmark’s Nanna Koerstz Madsen are just four shots back at the halfway stage in Texas with Maguire targeting a weekend charge of her own to upset the leaders.
“It’s a major, you never know what happens. You’re just trying to get to the weekend and give yourself a chance. It’s pretty bunched and it doesn’t take much to move up the leaderboard. I never give up in general so you have to always keep trying no matter how far away it is.”
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