Leona Maguire




Personal Best

Olympic Ranking: 26

Date Of Birth

November 30, 1994


Ballyconnell, Co Cavan


While on scholarship at Duke University in America Leona spent 135 weeks at #1 in the world amateur rankings, winning titles like the Women’s Amateur Championship, the Irish Women’s Close and a bronze medal with Ireland at the 2016 World Amateur Team Championships. Two professional wins and seventh place on the Symetra Tour in 2019 earned her first card on the LPGA Tour in 2020. In 2021, her first full LPGA season, she has had four top 10 finishes, with 2nd place at the Lotte Championship (April) and Meijer Classic (June). By the start of July she was ranked 14th in the Tour Championship standings. This is her second Olympics after finishing tied 21st in Rio 2016.


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400,000 TICKETS FOR PARIS 2024

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