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Go, Leona, Go!

Last week, Leona Maguire became the first Irish player to be selected for Europe’s Solheim Cup team – and boy, did she make the most of it.

Not only did Leona take part in every session – the only player to do so – she ended up not losing any of her matches and scoring 4 and a half points. This is an amazing achievement for a rookie golfer who broke into the top 100 in golf’s world rankings just last April.

Her performance, along with that of fellow rookie Matilda Castren from Finland, was central to Europe’s victory, making it 4 wins from the last 6 Solheim Cup tournaments.   

Leona told Sky Sports:

‘The goal was to get my point, that's all I can do. I've given it my absolute all this week, I couldn’t have given anything more. I couldn’t have asked for a better week.'


Leona Maguire factfile


Did you know?

The Solheim Cup is the biggest match play tournament in women's golf and takes place every two years. It’s like the Ryder Cup, where teams representing Europe and the United States go head-to-head.

Did you know?

 The Solheim Cup is named after the Norwegian-American golf club manufacturer, Karsten Solheim, who was very passionate about beginning a women's international team tournament. 




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