Leona Maguire is right at home in golf’s upper echelons

Cavan native comfortable competing with the best and now an LPGA Tour win beckons

Leona Maguire of Ireland looks over the 10th green during the third round of the LPGA LOTTE Championship at Kapolei Golf Club. Photo: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Leona Maguire of Ireland looks over the 10th green during the third round of the LPGA LOTTE Championship at Kapolei Golf Club. Photo: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

It feels kind of silly to state now, today, on the third Monday of April 2021 that Leona Maguire has arrived. She has been such a fixture of the Irish sporting scene for so long that it stops you in your tracks just a touch to realise that this weekend has catapulted her into the running for Rookie of the Year on the LPGA Tour.

Of all the labels you could feasibly attach to her, rookie is the one that makes the least sense.

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