BBC Sport - Leona Maguire joy at British Amateur Championship success
Maguire joy at British Amateur success
- From the section Golf
New British Amateur champion Leona Maguire says the matchplay event is one she wanted to win 'for quite a while'.
The County Cavan golfer, 22, secured the biggest win of her career winning Saturday's final 3 & 2 against Ainhoa Olarra of Spain at the Pyle and Kenfig Golf Club in Wales.
"I plan to turn pro next May and this was definitely one I wanted to check off the list," Maguire said.
Victory earns Maguire, who is top of the world amateur rankings, entry into the Women's US and Women's British Opens.