Wednesday 21 November 2018

Ireland's Leona Maguire has real chance of glory on professional debut following a fine 67

Leona Maguire of Ireland prepares to hit her second shot on the third hole
Leona Maguire of Ireland prepares to hit her second shot on the third hole

Mícheál Ó Scannáil

Leona Maguire carded a second round 67 at the ShopRite LPGA Classic in New Jersey to give herself a real fighting chance of glory on her professional debut.

The Cavan native is just three shots off leader Celine Herbin going into the weekend after today's efforts, and yesterday's opening round 69.

The 23-year-old had a poor start to round two at the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club, Bay Course, hitting bogies on the 2nd and 7th holes. From there however she found her form.

Birdies on the 3rd, 8th and 10th and an eagle on the 9th followed with her only setback a bogey on the 12th. Maguire finished strong however with birdies on both the 17th and 18th to top off an impressive round of 67.

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