Leona Maguire wins her first professional golf title at the Windsor Golf Classic, California. It took 55 holes, but Cavan born KPMG brand ambassador Leona Maguire stepped into the winner’s circle for the first time. A birdie on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff against Pajeree Anannarukarn sealed the title for the Duke University alumna.
“I’ve been so close for the past few weeks and started off really well today, tried to keep my foot down,” said Maguire, who was the 2019 IOA Championship 36-hole leader and finished tied for fourth. “I suppose being so close last week gave me a little bit of extra motivation and it tastes a little sweeter today.”
The KPMG 20x20 ambassador fired a bogey-free, 7-under par 65 in the final round highlighted by a stretch of four straight birdies from holes four through seven. After making her Symetra Tour debut at the 2018 Forsyth Classic, Leona Maguire becomes a champion in just her 17th Road to the LPGA start. Commenting on Leona’s win, former KPMG Managing Partner Shaun Murphy said “On behalf of everyone at KPMG I’d like to congratulate Leona on this superb victory. We are committed to supporting young talented professionals in many different areas and Leona’s focus and dedication are exemplary. Well done Leona.”
“I knew the way the course was setup today, the greens a bit softer and I left a lot of chances out there yesterday,” said Maguire, who trailed by three shots entering the final round. “I chipped in on the first for birdie which kick-started by round, then holed a few nice putts to keep the momentum going. The way the greens and pins were I knew I had to go low to catch Pajaree Anannarukarn everyone was going to make birdies.”
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