Things are going better than ever for Leona Maguire.
With a fourth-place finish at the Andalucia Open de Espana on Sunday Nov. 27th, the 27-year-old rounded off her best season so far by maintaining her 11th-in-the-world-rank, a career-high. She had moved up nine places following a second-place finish at the CME Championship a week prior, missing out on the largest-ever prize in women's golf by only two shots (but still claiming a hefty $550,000).
The Cavan native also celebrated her first-ever LPGA win this February at the Drive On championship in Florida after a career-best 54-hole score of 198. Maguire is the first Irish woman to win on the tour.
She finished in the top ten nine times this year.
As if all that wasn't enough, Maguire more than doubled her total professional earnings this year. This season she earned over €1.74 million ($1.8 million), making her career total €2.71 million ($2.8 million).
"It's been an incredible year," said Maguire, speaking after the CME Championship. "It's been my best season so far, and I've got better every year. Looking forward to the offseason now and hopefully can have an even better 2023."
"I'm really proud of how I did in the big events this year."