Sunday 20 January 2019

Maguire feels the pressure


Leona Maguire. Photo: PA
Leona Maguire. Photo: PA

Brian Keogh

Leona Maguire faces a nerve-shredding battle for her Ladies European Tour card after a fourth-round 72 left her a shot outside the magic number heading into the final round of the Lalla Aicha Tour School in Morocco.

The top five after today's fifth round at Amelkis Golf Club in Marrakesh will be awarded Category 5c membership of the LET for 2019, guaranteeing them starts in most events.

But it promises to be a pressure-packed day for Maguire (24) who is tied for sixth on eight-under-par after mixing three birdies with three bogeys in a sluggish, level-par round at the Palm Golf Ourika course on moving day.

With the players finishing from sixth to 25th only getting limited, Category 8 membership, a final round in the 60s, at her preferred venue, could be worth its weight in gold.

Irish Independent

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