Leona Maguire has firmly settled into life on Tour with the Cavan native this week securing her place among the elite at the the U.S. Women’s Open from May 30-June 2, having come through sectional qualifying.
Maguire, who has already been afforded an invitation to another Major, the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in June, now has two confirmed Majors to look forward to after she secured one of the two slots on offer during qualifying at Druid Hill, Atlanta.
Turning in a stunning 10-under-par performance (134 total) to take second place behind Yuka Saso from the Philippines, Maguire carded no bogeys in rounds of 66 and 68 on the par 72 layout and has now secured a third appearance overall (but her first as a professional) at the Women’s US Open at the Country Club of Charleston.
Before all that though, Maguire will turn her attentions back to the Symetra Tour, as she bids to secure her LPGA playing rights for next season and capitalise on her recent victory at the Windsor Classic. She tees it up this week at Atlanta National Golf Club for the IOA Invitational, looking to improve on her current second place on the Volvik Race for the Card position.
Boom!! 66-68 to qualify for US open today! Can’t wait to play my first major in Charleston, one of my favourite cities pic.twitter.com/IQeIL1ImNr
— Leona Maguire (@leona_maguire) May 7, 2019
Maguire will have fellow Irish player and 20×20 Ambassador, Stephanie Meadow for company in Charlotte after the Jordanstown native also qualified fro the US Open following rounds of 67 & 71 in Arizona to comfortably lead the field in qualifying.
Meadow, who is currently in 117th place on the LPGA Tour will be making her fifth appearance in the event with her best finish a superb third place at Pinehurst in 2014.