Long wait over for Lisa Maguire
 Lisa Maguire with the Ulster Women's Championship trophy

Lisa Maguire with the Ulster Women's Championship trophy

When you're one half of a famous golfing duo, loss of form can be hard to accept. But at Royal Belfast on Tuesday, Slieve Russell’s Lisa Maguire began her climb back to the higher echelons of the game with a 2 and 1 win over Carlow’s Aedin Murphy in the final of the Ulster Women’s Championship.

 Lisa Maguire and Belvoir's Park's Ciara Brennan with the Violet McBride, Lady Captain of Belvoir Park at Royal Belfast. 

Lisa Maguire and Belvoir's Park's Ciara Brennan with the Violet McBride, Lady Captain of Belvoir Park at Royal Belfast. 

Two up after three holes, the twin sister of world No 2 Leona Maguire ended a long winless run that dates to the European Ladies Individual Amateur Championship at wind-lashed Noordwijk in the Netherlands in 2011.

 Lisa Maguire in Holland in 2011

Lisa Maguire in Holland in 2011

Lisa went three up at the 12th and while Aedin managed to win the 14th and halve the 15th and 16th holes, the match ended on the penultimate green.

The result is a boost to Lisa but also to her coach, US-based Englishman Nick Bradley, who has been looking after her in the US since last September.

Ciara Brennan won the Junior Championship.

Ulster Women’s Championship, Royal Belfast

Final - Lisa Maguire bt Aedin Murphy 2/1

Sem-finals

  1. Aedin Murphy bt Hilary Hall 5/4
  2. Lisa Maguire bt Georgia Carr 2/1

Quarter-finals

  1. Hilary Hall bt Gertie McMullan 2/1
  2. Aedin Murphy bt Sarah Louise Winter 5/4
  3. Lisa Maguire bt Jenny Young 2/1
  4. Georgia Carr bt Rachel McDonell

Round 1

  1. Hilary Hall bt Chloe Weir 2/1
  2. Gertie McMullan bt Elisa Corcoran 1 up
  3. Aedin Murphy bt Aine Donegan 4/3
  4. Sarrah Louise Winter bt Kate Dwyer 9/8
  5. Lisa Maguire bt Helen Jones 4/2
  6. Jenny Young bt Mandy McEvoy 7/6
  7. Georgia Carr bt Rachel Taylor 1 up
  8. Rachel McDonell bt Niamh Ward 4/3

Results Round 2 CSS 76

  1. Chloe Weir (1) 74 Shandon Park 
  2. Sarah Louise Winter(4) 75 Royal Belfast 
  3. Elisa Corcoran (4) 76 Grange 
  4. Lisa Maguire (-2) 77 Slieve Russell 
  5. Rachel Taylor (2) 78 Laytown & Bettystown
  6. Gertie McMullen (2) 78 Island
  7. Aedin Murphy (1) 79 Carlow 
  8. Niamh Ward (2) 80 Kurgan 
  9. Jennifer Young (4) 80 Shandon Park 
  10. Georgia Carr (6) 83 Milltown 
  11. Mandy McEvoy (3) 84 Bangor 
  12. Rachel McDonnell (4) 85 Elm Park 
  13. Helen Jones (3) 85 Royal Portrush 
  14. Kate Dwyer (6) 85 Rossmore 
  15. Olivia McClure (7) 87 Belvoir Park 
  16. Caroline Adams (5) 87 Clandeboye 
  17. Marilyn Henderson (5) 88 Royal Belfast 
  18. Aine Donegal (5) 88 Woodstock 
  19. Roisin Brady (4) 89 Co Louth 
  20. Beth Coulter 89 Kirkistown  
  21. AGM Barnes 90 Royal Belfast 
  22. Emma Forbes 90 Royal Portrush 
  23. Hilary Hall (7) 95 Enniscrone 
  24. Deborah McCooke 95 Galgorm Castle 
  25. Rachel Graham (6) WD Bangor 

Results Round 1 CSS 74

  1. Aedin Murphy (1)  75 Carlow 
  2. Lisa Maguire (-2) 76 Slieve Russell 
  3. Hilary Hall (7) 76 Enniscrone 
  4. Rachel Taylor (2) 76 Laytown & Bettystown
  5. Niamh Ward (2) 76 Lurgan 
  6. Aine Donegal (5) 78 Woodstock 
  7. Chloe Weir (1) 78 Shandon Park 
  8. Jennifer Young (4) 78 Shandon Park 
  9. Sarah Louise Winter (4) 80 Royal Belfast 
  10. Kate Dwyer (6)  81 Rossmore 
  11. Mandy McEvoy (3) 81 Bangor 
  12. Rachel McDonnell (4) 81 Elm Park 
  13. AGM Barnes (7) 83 Royal Belfast 
  14. Gertie McMullan (2) 83 Island
  15. Elisa Corcoran (4) 83 Grange 
  16. Roisin Brady (4) 85 Co Louth 
  17. Georgia Carr (6) 86 Milltown 
  18. Marilyn Henderson (4) 86 Royal Belfast 
  19. Helen Jones (3) 86 Royal Portrush  
  20. Caroline Adams (5) 86 Clandeboye 
  21. Olivia McClure (7) 87 Belvoir Park 
  22. Rachel Graham (6) 88 Bangor 
  23. Emma Forbes (7) 88 Royal Portrush 
  24. Clare Calvert 88 Royal Co.Down  
  25. Deborah McCooke 90 Galgorm Castle 
  26. Beth Coulter Kirkistown