Ireland's Leona Maguire named best amateur in the world for third consecutive year

Ireland's Leona Maguire named best amateur in the world for third consecutive year

Ireland's Leona Maguire has won the Mark H McCormack Medal for the third consecutive year as the leading women's player in the World Amateur Golf Ranking.

Maguire won the Ladies British Open Amateur Championship at Pyle & Kenfig this season and finished joint runner-up in the 2017 NCAA Championship individual standings.

The 22-year-old from County Cavan, who will shortly begin her final year at Duke University, said: “It's a huge honour for me.

“To win it once was one thing, but to win it three times is quite a humbling feeling.

“I know there have been some great names before me but to have my name on there three times is something very special and something that I am very proud of.”

Maguire has won seven times in her collegiate career and finished tied 21st in the Olympic Games in Rio last year.

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