Devilish bit of side-spin sees an eagle drop in for on-form Leona Maguire 6 months ago

Devilish bit of side-spin sees an eagle drop in for on-form Leona Maguire

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Still in pursuit of her first win on the LPGA tour, Cavan's Leona Maguire may have her best chance yet this weekend in the Lotte Championship in Hawaii. The former World amateur number one shot a stunning round of 65 on Friday afternoon at the Kapolei Golf Club, which puts her in fourth position, and will see her play in the penultimate group in the competition's final round today.

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On the back of some impressive recent form, the 26-year-old has climbed to 118 in the world rankings but a win this weekend would see her romp up that table.

It was her approach shot to the par four 15th hole that Maguire will remember best from her seven under par round, when after a breath-taking bit of sidespin, her ball dropped in for an eagle 2.

The round leaves Maguire five shots off the leader Lydia Ko, who tops the board on -21.

Elsewhere, at the RBC Heritage event in South Carolina, all Shane Lowry needed was another weetabix and he would have had a hole in one at Hilton Head.

Lowry's round of 65 leaves him right in the mix, just two shots off the ageless Stewart Cink.

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