Maguire digs deep however finds herself six again after getting powerful facet of draw at Muirfield

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GULLANE, SCOTLAND – AUGUST 05: In Gee Chun of South Korea tees off on the sixth gap throughout Day Two of the AIG Girls’s Open at Muirfield on August 05, 2022 in Gullane, Scotland. (Picture by Richard Heathcote/R&A/R&A by way of Getty Photos)

Leona Maguire wants a low spherical to get again into the combination after she bought the powerful facet of the draw within the AIG Girls’s Open at Muirfield.

She was one-over by 13 holes in heavy winds earlier than battling again with birdies on the 14th, fifteenth and seventeenth for a two-under 69.

Whereas she was tied for tenth on two-under, simply two pictures off the lead because the afternoon starters bought underway, she completed the day tied for seventeenth, six pictures behind reigning KMPG Girls’s PGA champion In Gee Chun of Korea, because the wind dropped.

Three-time main winner In Gee fired a six-under 66 to guide by a shot from South Africa’s Ashleigh Buhai and Sweden’s Madelene Sagstrom, who posted six-under 65s, with seven-time Main winner Inbee Park six-under after a 67.

Shocked to not get calmer morning situations, Maguire bogeyed quick fourth, eagled the fifth however then dropped pictures on the eleventh and thirteenth to slide to one-over.

She birdied the 14th with a five-wood to 4 toes and rolled in a 55-footer for birdie on the fifteenth earlier than getting up and down from practically 40 yards from sand on the seventeenth.

However whereas she’s only a shot outdoors the top-10, she’s in a nine-way logjam for seventeenth with some huge names forward.

“It wasn’t as calm as I believed it was going to be this morning; it was positively a bit of bit windier,” Maguire confessed. “So I didn’t get just a few of the birdies I’d have preferred on two and three and that eagle on 5 was huge. I plugged it up the face of a bunker on 11, which was irritating however I hung and birdied 14 and 15, which was large.

A common view of Leona Maguire of Eire, Lydia Ko of New Zealand and Nasa Hataoka of Japan with their Caddies on the 2nd inexperienced throughout Day Two of the AIG Girls’s Open at Muirfield on August 05, 2022 in Gullane, Scotland. (Picture by Oisin Keniry/R&A/R&A by way of Getty Photos)

“You may’t change off for a second. You go from having a four-foot eagle putt at 5 to swiftly being plugged up the bunker on 11 and questioning how you’ll get away with bogey. It’s important to keep very affected person, very calm and suppose by your choices.

“Two-under is near the highest 10 and in case you had provided it to me standing on the 14th tee, I’d have grabbed it with each fingers. It’s a pleasant place going into the weekend and a few good momentum to construct on going into tomorrow.”

Stephanie Meadow shot 72 to overlook the minimize on six-over as gradual play from a member of her group left them on the clock for 11 holes.

In the meantime, Eire completed runner-up to England within the R&A Males’s and Girls’s Residence Internationals at Ballyliffin.

Needing solely a tie to win the general title, Eire misplaced 11-10 to England to complete in second place within the total standings.

The Girls’s group did win their part of the competitors with two factors from three. The Males’s group completed in second place, behind England.

Friday morning started strongly for the hosts in Ballyliffin, with wins for Rob Moran and Caolan Rafferty, Matt McClean and Hugh Foley, Anna Foster and Aine Donegan, and Colm Campbell and Rob Brazill giving Eire a 4-3 benefit.

Regardless of coming shut in quite a few Singles matches. Eire gained solely six of a attainable 14 factors within the afternoon, with Lauren Walsh, Foster, Donegan and Rafferty successful full factors. Peter O’Keeffe, Mark Energy, Liam Nolan and Sara Byrne all gained half factors.

In a decent afternoon session, six of the fourteen matches went to the 18th, with England successful 4 of these factors.

Wales completed in third place, defeating Scotland 11-10.

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