Leona Maguire is headed to the top tier of women’s professional golf.
Finishing seventh on the Symetra Tour’s Volvik Race for the Card list, the former Duke All-American and second-year pro received her LPGA Tour card Sunday and will be competing on the LPGA Tour for the 2020 season.
“It means a lot,” Maguire said. “I suppose it has been about a year-and-a-half in the works. I'm really excited and proud to represent Team KPMG on the LPGA Tour next year."
Maguire secured her place in the Symetra Tour’s top-10 Sunday at the Symetra Tour Championship, the final event of the 2019 season, finishing T33 at six under par. All players that finished in the top-10 of the Volvik Race for the Card standings received their LPGA Tour cards for the 2020 season.
Despite missing several events due to Ladies European Tour obligations, Maguire was a force to be reckoned with on the Symetra Tour in the 2019 season. In her first full year on Tour, Maguire won two events and finished top-10 in several statistical categories, including scoring average, rounds under par, rounds in the 60s and putts per greens in regulation.
"It was nice to get those two wins early in the year, which set me up pretty nicely," Maguire said. "I didn’t really play my best golf towards the end of the season, but a big week last week helped a lot coming into this week. It was a little close this week. The first two days the leaderboard got a bit bunched, but it was nice to be able to finish it off with a good round today. I’m excited for next year.”
After a decorated collegiate career at Duke which included three NCAA Player of the Year awards, Maguire turned pro and became a KPMG brand ambassador in May of 2018. Maguire has competed primarily on the Symetra Tour in her short time as a professional, with occasional participation on the LPGA and Ladies European Tours as well.
Congratulations to Leona on this major achievement and best of luck next season on the LPGA Tour!