Leona Maguire credits her ‘plan’ after leading Europe to Solheim Cup win

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Irishwoman had a storied amateur career at American university and in her first Solhem Cup she stole the show

It wasn’t quite the “Hello world” of Tiger Woods in 1996. Nonetheless, Trans World Sport’s feature on 13-year-old twins in rural Ireland taking the “junior golf world by storm” at least hinted at greater things to come. Now 26, Leona Maguire’s rise to the top has been steady rather than sharp; and completely by design.

Maguire was easily the star of the show as Europe retained the Solheim Cup in Toledo, Ohio. Four and a half points from a possible five rendered this one of the finest team golf debuts in history. “She is the one we are going to have to fear for a long time,” conceded the beaten United States captain, Pat Hurst.

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