One of the top golfers in NCAA history, Leona Maguire completed her collegiate career rewriting the Duke University and NCAA record books. A two-time Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) and ANNIKA Award National Player of the Year, Maguire accumulated ten wins, twenty-four Top Five finishes, thirty-five Top Tens and thirty-nine Top Twenty finishes over her incredible career. She registered Duke records in even or under par rounds (87) and most rounds in the 60s (32).
Maguire, who hails from Cavan, Ireland, concluded her career as a four-time WGCA All-American, three-time ACC Player of the Year, three-time ACC Individual Champion and four-time All-ACC selection. She was only the second Blue Devil to earn three ACC individual titles, one of four Duke golfers to earn four First Team All-America nods, 13th Duke student-athlete to receive four All-ACC selections and fourth Blue Devil to be named ACC Player of the Year three different times.
She finished her career with a 70.97 stroke average, which was the lowest in NCAA history for a golfer that competed in more than 100 rounds. Maguire collected the top three season stroke averages in Duke history and her 70.29 mark as a junior was the second-lowest in NCAA history at the time. On the amateur trail, Maguire broke the Women’s Amateur Golf Ranking mark of career weeks ranked No. 1 (135), won the 2017 Ladies’ British Open Amateur Championship and competed in the 2016 Olympics, while tying for the low amateur. She was honoured with the Mark H. McCormack Medal in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Maguire also earned the 2017 Global Golf Post Female Amateur of the Year in 2017.
Along with being one of the top golfers nationally each season, Maguire was a model student-athlete earning CoSIDa Academic All-America as a junior along with ACC Women’s Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Maguire was also inducted into the Phi Betta Kappa honour society in May at Duke. She was a three-time WGCA Scholar All-American and three-time All-ACC Academic Team honouree. Maguire received a degree in psychology along with a certificate in markets and management studies before turning professional in May 2018.
Leona went on to secure her full playing rights on the Ladies European Tour in 2019 and after two professional wins on the Symetra Tour secured her 2020 LPGA tour card. During the 2021 season, Leona has already achieved two 2nd place finishes at the LOTTE Championship and the Meijer LPGA Classic along with a Top 20 finish in the KPMG PGA Championship. In 2021 Leona became a two time Olympian after competing in the 2020 Tokyo and the 2016 Rio Games.
Leona made history in September 2021 when she became the first Irish woman to play in a Solheim Cup. Leona was a vital part of the winning European Team, becoming the greatest rookie of all time when she didn’t lose a match. In 2022 Leona followed this feat up with her debut victory on the LPGA Tour at the Drive On Championship taking the title by a 3 shot margin. In doing so Leona became the first Irish winner on the LPGA in history.
- DRIVER: PING G425 (10.5 degree)
- 3 WOOD: Ping G425
- 6 WOOD: Ping G425
- 9 WOOD: PING G425
- 5 HYBRID: PING G425
- 6 HYBRID: PING G425
- 7 IRON - UW:: PING i210 (7-iron through UW)
- WEDGES: Titleist SM9 Vokey design wedges (55 and 60 degree)
- PUTTER: Ping Vault Ketsch 2.0
- GRIPS: Golf Pride Multi compound and SuperStroke wrist lock on putter
- BALL: Titleist Pro V1
- GLOVE: Titleist Players