Maguire twins miss out in US Women's Open qualifying
Lisa and Leona Maguire

Lisa and Leona Maguire

Leona and Lisa Maguire joined Olivia Mehaffey in missing out at Sectional Qualifying for the US Women's Open last night

All three will tee it up in the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championships at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Oklahoma this weekend looking for better luck — the Maguires for Duke and Mehaffey for defending champions Arizona State.

Leona finished six shots outside the top two qualifying spots on four-over-par at Bermuda Run in North Carolina, the damage done by an opening 77 which she followed with a one-under 71 as Lisa finish four shots further back after rounds of 75 and 77.

New York' Nannette Hill took the top spot on three under after adding a 68 to her opening 73 to win the qualifier by one stroke from Hawaii's Britney Yada (72 70/-2) on three-under. 


Mehaffey was disappointed to miss out by a single shot in her Sectional Qualifier at Arizona Country Club on Monday.

The Arizona State and Ireland star (20) fired five birdies in a five-under 67 to take the first round lead

But she could only manage a 72 in the afternoon and ended up tied for third on five-under 139 with South Korea’s Heeyoung Park.

Tiger Woods’ niece Cheyenne Woods shot two 69s to top the qualifiers on six-under with Italy’s Giulia Molinaro, who stormed through the field with second round 66.

“Pretty gutting missing the US Open by one stroke but I’m proud of how I played today taking low Am and 1st alternate spot with scores of 67 and 72,” Mehaffey said on social media.