LPGA Tour News: 2022 ISPS Handa World Invitational presented by AVIV Clinics – First-Round Notes; World Ranked #17 Leona Maguire tied for 2nd

Rolex Rankings No. 17, Leona Maguire

  • This is Maguire’s fourth season on Tour; she became a Rolex First-Time Winner in 2022
  • This is her 18th event of the 2022 season; along with her win at the LPGA Drive On Championship, she has earned two top-four finishes (T2, Meijer LPGA Classic; T4, AIG Women’s Open)
  • This is Maguire’s first appearance in the tri-sanctioned ISPS Handa World Invitational
  • She was the first woman from Ireland to win on the LPGA Tour in its history and was the first Rolex First-Time Winner of 2022
  • Maguire was a member of the 2021 European Solheim Cup Team; she was the first Irishwoman to play in a Solheim Cup, and broke the all-time rookie points record in either the Solheim Cup or Ryder Cup with a total of 4.5 points
  • She is a two-time Olympian representing Ireland, finishing T21 (2016 Rio Olympics) and T23 (2020 Tokyo Olympics)
  • Maguire was a 2019 Epson Tour graduate; she finished seventh in the Race for the Card and earned two victories at the 2019 Windsor Golf Classic and Epson Classic
  • She owns the all-time record for weeks (135) at No. 1 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings
  • Maguire was a four-time First-Team All American, three-time ACC Player of the YEAR, and two-time ANNIKA Award winner while at Duke University
Leona Maguire (courtesy LPGA Tour)
Leona Maguire LPGA Tied for 2nd in opening round of ISPS Handa World Invite 8 11 2022.mp3