Maguire Makes History in Solheim Cup Debut

KPMG ambassador leads Team Europe to victory at Inverness Club

KPMG brand ambassador Leona Maguire had a week to remember in her first Solheim Cup appearance at Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio over the weekend. The 26-year-old carded four-and-a-half points for her team as Team Europe defeated Team USA 15 to 13.

"The goal was to get my point," Maguire said. "That's all I can do. I've given it my absolute all this week. I couldn't have given it anything more. I mean, I couldn't have asked for a better week."

Maguire made history in more than one way in her Solheim Cup debut. Not only is she the first Irish woman to compete in the event, but she is the first rookie to claim four-and-a-half points. She's also just the third player in Solheim Cup history to earn her team more than four points.

"She's good," U.S. captain Pat Hurst said after the event. "She's going to be around for a long time. She's the one we're going to have to fear for a long time."

Maguire's results shouldn't come as a surprise. Maguire has carded two 2nd place finishes and six Top-10s on the year. Her current streak of seven consecutive Top-15 finishes has propelled her to 8th in the Race to CME Globe season standings and 4th in scoring average on the LPGA Tour. Perhaps more impressive is her -27 cumulative under par score in majors this year, which ranks 2nd on Tour. She will look to carry that momentum as the LPGA season comes down the stretch.

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