Overnight leader Leona Maguire was forced to settle for second place at the Gator Invitational, after Florida’s Maria Torres carded a four-under-par, 66, to claim medalist honors.
Maguire, who hails from Cavan, Ireland and is the World No.1 amateur, notched a one-under-par, 69, in the final round to finish two shots off the lead with rounds of 71, 67 and 69 for a three-under, 207. It marked her fifth top five placement of the season.
Maguire opened her day with three straight pars, before suffering her only bogey of the afternoon on the 400-yard, par four fourth hole. She came back to roll in a birdie on No. 6 and No. 12 to play her final 14 holes at two-under-par to finish with a 69. Maguire’s 44 pars led the field over the 54 holes.
Maguire's university team, Duke turned in a second place finish as the Blue Devils carded a 15-over-par, 855, to finish eight strokes behind host Florida at the Gator Invitational, which was being played at the 6,002-yard, par 70 Mark Bostick Golf Course in Gainesville, Fla.
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