Leona Maguire is right back in medal contention following incredible second round 65
Leona Maguire is just five shots off the medal places after a terrific second round at Rio 2016.
The Cavan golfer rebounded from an underwhelming opening round, when she shot a three-over 74, to force herself into contention with a round two 65.
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Maguire came up with seven birdies on her second day on the Rio course to give herself every chance of claiming a medal at the weekend.
She dropped just one shot on her way to her 65 to finish Thursday just seven shots off the leader, South Korea's Inbee Park, who carded a five-under 66 for the second day running.
Tied for 22nd, Maguire finds herself just five shots off the bronze medal place.
Fellow Team Ireland golfer Stephanie Meadow also looked to be gathering momentum as she closed out her second round, with consecutive birdies arriving on the 15th, 16th and 17th which saw the Royal Portrush golfer finish Thursday with a five-under 66.