Cavan amateur Leona Maguire second at European Masters

Leona Maguire
Leona Maguire is currently number one in the world amateur rankings

World number one amateur Leona Maguire narrowly missed out on a professional Tour success when she finished second at the Ladies European Masters.

The Cavan native went into the final day at the Buckinghamshire Golf Club in a tie for fourth position.

With one hole to play, the 20-year-old shared the lead with eventual victor, American Beth Allen, but a bogey at the last cost her a place in a play-off.

Maguire fired a three-under-par 69 to end on 11 under, one behind the winner.

Six birdies saw the the Irishwoman move into contention for the title but she posted her third bogey of the day after finding a bunker at the 18th hole.

Maguire is currently a student at Duke University in the United States.

Meanwhile Michael Hoey finished a disappointing joint 45th on six over par at the French Open after carding a closing four-over 75 at Le Golf National.

Hoey recorded a birdie and two bogeys, before dropping three shots at his final hole.

Austrian Bernd Wiesberger shot a final-day 65 to win on 13 under, three clear of England's James Morrison.

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