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Maguire six shots off the lead after solid second round in New Jersey

The Cavan native is staying in contention at the Shoprite LPGA Classic.

Leona M
Leona M
Image: Brian Spurlock

LEONA MAGUIRE IS just six shots off the lead and nicely positioned after a solid performance in the second round of the Shoprite LPGA Classic in New Jersey.

The Cavan native, who was two shots off the lead on Friday, added another strong display on Saturday as she carded a one-under 70 to keep her in contention on five-under overall.

Maguire finished her second round with four birdies and three bogeys, while Jin Young Ko of South Korea is the current leader on 11-under.

There are three players in a tie for second place, with Australia’s Su Oh, Perrine Delacour of France and England’s Jodi Ewart Shadoff all on seven-under.

Stephanie Meadow finished her second round on three-over 74, which leaves her on one-over for the tournament. The projected cut is one-under.

Meadow’s second round featured three birdies, four bogeys and one double-bogey on the 10th hole.

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