Leona Maguire Wins Windsor Golf Classic

Leona Maguire secured a sensational play-off victory at the Windsor Golf Classic, to secure her first professional tour victory.

Maguire shot a 65 on her final round, to finish the tournament on 12 under par, only to have victory snatched by Pajaree Anannarukarn birdie on 18 to send it to a play-off.

Maguire however continued her excellent cool form, some 30 minutes after entering the clubhouse to secure victory with a birdie on the first play-off hole and land her maiden professional tour win.

Maguire started the day in joint fourth place on five under par, three shots off the leader Pajaree Anannarukarn of Thailand.

Maguire, however was not hanging around and opening her day with a birdie on the par 5 first hole.

The Cavan woman produced some excellent golf with four birdies in a row on the par 3 fourth and then on five, six and seven moving her to 10 under par.

Maguire completed her front nine of the final round in a five under par 31 and then followed that up with birdies on the 12th and the par 5 13th.

Maguire kept her never to shoot par on the remaining five holes. Highlight nerves of steels as playing partner and second placed Casey Danielson, birdied 16 to move one behind Maguire.

Maguire moved into the clubhouse on 12 under par and had to sit tight as the final trio completed their rounds.

Overnight leader Anannarukarn having birdied the par 3 15th to move within a stroke of Maguire.

It was the Thai who produced a birdie on the last hole and join Maguire on 12 under par to force a play-off.

Maguire returned to the play-off with nerves of steel and after Anannarukam had pulled her second shot to the right of the hole, Maguire pinged her effort some 80 yards short of the pin.

Anannarukarn left herself with work to-do after her first put, handing advantage to Maguire, who calmly stepped up to claim her maiden professional win.