Tuesday 14 August 2018

Leona hopes sister Lisa's move to Pro ranks will pave way for Irish

Sisters Lisa Maguire (left) and Leona Maguire. Photo: Scott Halleran/Getty Images
Sisters Lisa Maguire (left) and Leona Maguire. Photo: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

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golf: World amateur No 1 Leona Maguire is thrilled her twin sister Lisa is considering joining her in the paid ranks in 2018.

The Duke University star (23) plans to turn professional after she graduates in May and she's hoping to have Lisa for company in LPGA or Symetra Tour events as often as possible.

"I've always wanted to play on the LPGA Tour and play against the best players in the world," said Leona (right), who is still undecided about whether or not she will make June's Curtis Cup her amateur swansong.

"It would be great to see Lisa turn pro alongside me. She's had her fair share of struggles but she's been playing better of late so it be great to have her out there.

"We need more Irish out on tour with Stephanie (Meadow) and hopefully we can pave the way for many more to come in the next few years."

Irish Independent

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