Leona Maguire named ACC Women's Golfer of the Month

Leona Maguire named ACC Women's Golfer of the Month
 Leona Maguire

Leona Maguire

Duke University junior Leona Maguire has been named the ACC Women’s Golfer of the Month after winning one March tournament and placing among the top six finishers in two others.

In the three tournaments against some of the best collegiate golfers in the nation, Maguire carded a 69.89 stroke average.  She collected 629 strokes for nine rounds, 10-under-par overall.

Maguire won the LSU Tiger Golf Classic with rounds of 67, 68 and 71, finished second at the Gator Invitational with rounds of 71, 67 and 69, and then placed tied sixth at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate with three straight rounds of 72. 

She did not have a round over par during the month of March. 

With the win at LSU, she moved back to No. 1 in the latest Golfweek Individual rankings.  Her LSU win also gave her six individual victories over her three years at Duke, which ranks tied fifth overall in Blue Devil history. 

No ACC golfer finished higher than Maguire in any of the three tournaments in which she played last month. 

The Slieve Russell player led wire-to-wire at the LSU Tiger Golf Classic and collected her second win of the season.

Duke also won the LSU Tournament for the second straight season and finished second in the other two tournaments.

Maguire earned the ACC accolade for the fifth time over her Duke career and the first time this season.

The Blue Devils, currently ranked No. 7 nationally, will head to the ACC Championship April 13-15 at The Reserve Golf Club in Pawley’s Island, S.C.