Leona remains tied third at LPGA Q-School Stage II after 74
 Leona Maguire during practice for the U.S. Women's Open at CordeValle  in July. © USGA/Steven Gibbons

Leona Maguire during practice for the U.S. Women's Open at CordeValle  in July. © USGA/Steven Gibbons

Leona Maguire remained comfortably on course to qualify for next month's LPGA Tour Final Qualifying Tournament despite a third round 74 in Stage II in Florida,

The world amateur No 1 made three bogeys and just one birdies in a two over round but still remained tied for third despite falling back to three over par after her third round on the Panther Course at Plantation Golf and Country Club in Venice.

With the top 80 and ties after Sunday's final round going through to the LPGA Tour Qualifying Tournament Stage III at LPGA International in Florida's Daytona Beach from November 28 - December 4, the Co Cavan sensation is 11 strokes inside the mark heading back to the Bobcat Course where she shot 67 on Friday

Norway's Marianne Skarpnord shot a 69 on the Panther and leads by five strokes on 10 under par from American Maia Schechter with Maguire n a four-way tie for third with Caroline Inglis, Kathleen Ekey and fellow amateurs Taylor Totland and Bronte Law.

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