Leona Maguire wins Irish Women's Close Amateur Championship.

Leona Maguire
Leona Maguire won the Irish Women's Close Amateur

Seventeen-year-old Leona Maguire won the Irish Women's Close Amateur title at Baltray, beating Stephanie Meadow by two holes in Tuesday's final.

The pair recently played together on the Great Britain & Ireland Curtis Cup team which beat the United States.

Meadow, of Royal Portush, defeated Massereene player Lucy Simpson in the semi-final while Slieve Russell's Maguire beat Carla Reynolds (Seapoint).

Maguire's sister Lisa had earlier lost out to Simpson in the quarter-final.

Last year Leona won the Irish Women's Open Strokeplay title at Elm Park and this was her second Irish Close win in four years.

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