Leona Maguire is Women's British Open low amateur
WOBURN, England (July 31, 2016) -- Ireland's Leona Maguire finished the Women's British Open in a tie for 25th at 4-under and as the low amateur and win the Smyth Salver at Woburn Golf Club.
Maguire, a junior at Duke, began the day in 10th before sliding back during the final round. After three sub-par rounds to start her week Maguire shot a 3-over 75 on the final day.
"I struggled a little but out there today, didn't play quite as well as the first three days but overall I am happy with the week," Maguire said to the Ladies European Tour following her round. "I am delighted to be the low amateur considering the top six amateurs in the world were our here so its nice to be right on top."
The best round of the week for Maguire, the 2014-2015 National Player of the Year, came in the form of a 4-under 68 in the third round. Maguire birdied five times and bogeyed once throughout the Saturday round. The birdies for Maguire came on Nos. 1, 8, 10, 14 and 16.
Two additional amateurs made the 36-hole cut; Bronte Law of England and Maria Parra of Spain.
UCLA senior Bronte Law wrapped up her championship 2-over and in a tie for 52nd. Law was under-par in her first two rounds with a pair of 2-under 70's before going 76-74 on the weekend.
For Parra it was 72-hole scores of 69-74-78-76 to finish 9-over and in 73rd.
Ariya Jutanugarn finished atop the Women's British Open leaderboard with a 16-under tally.
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Amateurs must have a handicap of scratch or
better. Pre-qualifying required.
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