Leona Maguire makes the cut and challenges at Kingsbarns

Bernie McGuire
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Leona Maguire makes the cut and challenges at Kingsbarns

What a wonderful feeling it must have been for Leona Maguire yesterday as she shot a second round 71 to add to her opening 69 to sit on four under par and comfortably make the cut at the Ricoh Women’s British Open at Kingsbarns.

The Cavan golfer, who won the Silver Salver at this event in 2014 at Woburn as the leading amateur, is currently in a tie for 21st place alongside first round leader Michelle Wie, who had a disastrous 76 on day two, and Cristie Kerr to name a few. Maguires scorecard included birdies on the 7th, 8th (for the second day in a row) and 13th and bogeys on the 1st and 16th and she is just seven shots off the lead held by In-Kyoung Kim.

Ireland’s other amateur in the field, Olivia Mehaffey, who was level par after the first round unfortunately fell to a four over 75 and missed the cut which came at -1.

To read an exclusive interview with Leona (and she her first Irish cover photo shoot) check out the latest edition of Irish Golfer Magazine by clicking here.

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