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Good week at the Open for Leona Maguire but she's pipped for best amateur prize

A disappointing final round meant that the Cavan native missed out on an historic feat.

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LEONA MAGUIRE PUT in an impressive four days at the Women’s British Open, but a disappointing final round meant that she missed out on being crowned the best amateur at the tournament.

The Cavan native had set herself up well after three rounds and started the day as the best amateur, and in good condition to rally up the leaderboard.

However, a double bogey on the 17th on top of bogeys on the fifth and ninth meant that she carded a round of 75 and finished in joint 49th place.

Sophie Lamb — who scooped the best amateur prize — hit a round of 69 and finished on -6, three shots ahead of 22-year-old Maguire.

If Maguire had to have won the title of leading amateur, it would have been an historic feat as it would have been for the second successive year.

At the top of the leaderboard, Korea’s In-Kyung Kim won her first major title, despite seeing a sizeable overnight lead whittled away by the stunning charge of runner-up Jodi Ewart Shadoff.

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