Duke Freshman, World’s No. 1-ranked Amateur Won Three Times this Year, Finished T-2 at NCAA Championships
The ANNIKA Foundation – golf Hall-of-Famer Annika Sorenstam’s charitable organization – congratulates Leona Maguire on winning the second-annual ANNIKA Award Presented by 3M as the country’s most outstanding female golfer.
A freshman at Duke University and native of Cavan, Ireland, Maguire is the world’s No.1-ranked amateur. She finished outside the top seven in only one of 11 events this year, on her way to tallying three wins (ACC Championship, NCAA South Bend Regional and Darius Rucker Intercollegiate). She also finished runner-up at the just-completed NCAA Championships and last fall’s ANNIKA Intercollegiate Presented by 3M.
The recognition was based on a vote of Division I golfers, college coaches and members of the golf media. LSU senior Madelene Sagstrom and UNLV senior Dana Finkelstein were the other two finalists. UCLA’s Alison Lee won last year’s inaugural award. Read more →
The ANNIKA Foundation is honored to welcome 3M as a sponsor of the ANNIKA Intercollegiate, ANNIKA Award and our global series of Invitational tournaments. The new partnership with 3M reflects both organizations’ dedication to empowering the next generation, especially women and girls.