World Number One Ranked Amateur Golfer Leona Maguire, has been nominated for the Irish Independent Young Sportstar of the Year Award.
As of 13 May 2015 Maguire has literally been, on top of the world. Her success earned her the Mark H McCormack Medal as World Number One and in the same month she received the 2015 ANNIKA Award as the best golfer in American women's college golf.
Having moved to Duke University in the US with her twin sister Lisa in September 2014, she took the golfing world by storm. She enjoyed an outstanding season, which she came close to rounding off with a victory in a professional event on the Ladies European Tour when she finished one shot behind the winner, Beth Allen at the ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters at Buckinghamshire Golf Club.
She won three events last season, the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate, the ACC Championship and the SCAA South Bend Regional. Adding to this, she was leading qualifier after the stroke play stage at the British Ladies Amateur Match Play Championship and represented Great Britain and Ireland (GB&I) in June at the Vagliano Trophy Match against the Continent of Europe in Malone. She also played for Ireland at the European Team Championships in Denmark.
How To Vote
You can vote using the coupon on page 27 of the Sports section in the Irish Independent and the closing date is Tuesday 8th December.