Maguire looking for final day fireworks in Windsor

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Leona Maguire / Image from Symetra Tour

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Unplayable course conditions on day one which forced interruptions in play, meaning not all players finished their round, had a knock-on effect into day two of the Windsor Golf Classic on the Symetra Tour where Ireland’s Leona Maguire is currently in T5 position, with 72 players yet to complete their second round after play had to be halted due to darkness.

With play set to resume today and a 36-hole cut to the low 60 players plus ties, Leona Maguire will be hoping for a strong showing following her uncharacteristic finish last week at the IOA Championships where she finished fourth, having been leading heading to the final round.

It’s been ten weeks on the road for Maguire who left Ireland in early February for Dubai to get some practice in ahead of the 2019 season. Following her stint in the Middle East, Maguire spent four weeks in Australia competing on the LPGA Tour and Ladies European Tour (LET). That has been followed by five weeks and four tournaments in the United States on the Symetra Tour.

“I’m trying to have one really good last day tomorrow and looking forward to two weeks off,” said Maguire, who shot a 3-under par 69 in the second round and is currently tied for fifth at 5-under overall.

“If the greens stay the way they are, I think you’re going to have to try and go low. The leaderboard is packed. You can hit your irons pretty close and need to take advantage of the par-5s. There’s definitely a low number out there, so let’s see if I can find it tomorrow.”

Maguire finds herself just two shots off the lead held by the trio of Pajaree Anannarukarn, Kyung Kim and Marta Sanz Barrio who, at seven-under, lead Perrine Delacour by one stroke with all four yet to complete their second rounds.

“I hit the ball very well today, striking it very good and that definitely helped make some birdies,” said Anannarukarn, who carded four birdies, an eagle and no bogeys yesterday. “I really like where my game is at and was able to stay focused. I was looking forward to maybe finishing the round, but we’ll continue tomorrow and hopefully I can keep the momentum.”

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