Leona Maguire receives McCormack medal from Ko; Rory's €951k donation

Leona Maguire receives McCormack medal from Ko; Rory's €951k donation
  Lydia Ko presents the Mark McCormack Medal to Leona Maguire in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday. The R&A

Lydia Ko presents the Mark McCormack Medal to Leona Maguire in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday. The R&A

Leona Maguire was presented with the 2016 Mark H McCormack Medal by current world number one and three-time winnner of the medal Lydia Ko ahead of the women's Olympic Golf event at Rio 2016 on Tuesday

The 21-year-old won the medal for the second consecutive year as the leading women’s player in the 2016 World Amateur Golf Ranking.

Maguire will compete for Ireland and Ko for New Zealand in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games this week.

The Irish team of Leona and Stephanie Maguire sat down with course designer Gil Hanse for a chat on Tuesday, according to team leader Paul McGinley.

Rory donates Irish Open prize money to charity

Rory McIlroy's Dubai Duty Free Irish Open win earlier raised almost one million euro ($1.13 million) for three children's charities.

"While winning the Irish Open meant a lot to me, being able to give my prize money to three local children's charities made it all feel much more special," the world number five said in a news release on Tuesday. 

"I can think of no charities as worthy or deserving of support than Barretstown, the Jack and Jill Foundation and LauraLynn Children's Hospice."

Four-times major winner McIlroy shot a closing 69 to finish three shots clear of Scotland's Russell Knox and Welshman Bradley Dredge at the K Club in May.

"This €317,000 donation (for each charity) from the Rory Foundation is literally a gift of time to the families under our wing," said Jack and Jill Foundation chief executive Jonathan Irwin.

Tickets for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open 2017 are on sale now from www.dubaidutyfreeirishopen.com. The event will take place at Portstewart Golf Club from the 6th to the 9th of July and a percentage of ticket sales will go to the Rory Foundation.