Ireland's Leona Maguire has secured her first professional win at the Windsor Golf Classic in California.
Going right down to the wire, the 24-year-old Maguire came out the better of a play-off against her Thai opponent, Pajaree Anannarukarn.
What a feeling!! Absolutely delighted to get my first professional win @ROAD2LPGA 🏆🇮🇪
Thank you everyone for all the lovely messages. Couldn't have done it without all the help from my family, friends, @modestgolf team, @SOGGolf, sponsors and caddie John #patience pic.twitter.com/yeV15Ac6sO
— Leona Maguire (@leona_maguire) April 8, 2019
Maguire shot an impressive 65 on the final round of the competition, and, sitting 12 under par looked to have secured the victory in regulation time.
However, a birdie by Anannarukarn on the 18th sent it to the decisive play-off.
Demonstrating her resilience and cool head, a maiden professional win came with a birdie of Maguire's own on the first play-off hole.
Starting the day in joint-fourth place, Leona Maguire had to be quick reducing the three-shot deficit separating her from the leader Anannarukarn.
Shooting her best round of the three-day tournament, Maguire approach shot on the crucial play-off hole demonstrated her form on the decisive day.
— Symetra Tour (@ROAD2LPGA) April 8, 2019