Tuesday 27 June 2017

Ireland's Leona Maguire has been honoured as the best female amateur golfer in the world

Leona Maguire
Leona Maguire

Ireland's Leona Maguire has been honoured as the leading woman in the 2015 world amateur golf rankings.

Maguire has been awarded the Mark H McCormack Medal after an outstanding season in which she won three events.

The 20-year-old also went close to winning a professional event as she finished one off the lead at last month's Ladies European Masters at Buckinghamshire Golf Club.

Maguire said: "To be able to call myself the best female amateur in the world is a nice feeling. It caps a fantastic year for me and it is rewarding after all the hard work I have put in, and for my family as well."

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