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Maguire records best-ever LPGA Tour result after finishing in tie for second in Hawaii

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Leona Maguire recorded her best ever LPGA Tour finish at the weekend

Leona Maguire recorded her best ever LPGA Tour finish at the weekend

Leona Maguire recorded her best ever LPGA Tour finish at the weekend

Leona Maguire had a strong final day at the Lotte Championship in Hawaii as she claimed a share of second place behind New Zealander Lydia Ko.

Maguire carded a five-under-par final round to finish on -21 overall, but that was still no match for Ko, whose seven-under last day left her seven shots clear on -28.

The Cavan golfer can be very proud of her effort, as she recorded an eagle, four birdies and just one bogey.

Stephanie Meadow finished in a tie for 57th on -8, after a final round of two-under-par.

Ko, who was born in South Korea, was magnificent en route to claiming her 16th LGPA Tour win and the $300,000 prize.

"When you're in that position [to win] and it doesn't happen, you do doubt. IfI said, no, I didn't doubt myself at all, that would be a lie," Ko told Golf Channel after her victory and her return to the winner's circle.

"Hand on my heart, there were times when I wondered, 'Hey, I don't know if I'm ever going to be back in the winner's circle.' ... To be back in this kind of position is obviously super cool."

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