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The ones to watch in 2011

1-2 The Maguire twins -- The Cavan sisters made a significant step forward in their career by playing in the Curtis Cup in 2010. Hard to believe Leona and Lisa only celebrated their 16th birthday in November. Expect the pair to make further strides this year.

3 Danielle McVeigh -- The Co Down golfer also played Curtis Cup last June and although she didn't get a professional card at the Ladies' European Tour and LPGA qualifying schools, she will be all the better for that experience.

4 Alan Dunbar of Rathmore -- Quietly-spoken Dunbar topped the GUI Order of Merit last year to take the Willie Gill Award. He hails from Graeme McDowell's club and will hope to emulate G-Mac by gaining a place on the Walker Cup team to play the USA at Royal Aberdeen in September before possibly turning his thoughts to a pro career.

5 Jack Hume (Rathsallagh) -- Talented youngster who showed his quality by winning all four of the boys' provincial championships, and the teenager completed his fine year by winning of the GUI's Tom Montgomery Award.

Irish Independent