Maguire top going into final round of Aramco Team Series

Cavan golfer leads the way after round two in Hertfordshire

Leona Maguire
Ireland’s Leona Maguire leads going into teh final round of teh Aramco Team Series (Peter Morrison/PA)

Ireland’s Leona Maguire will take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Aramco Team Series event in Hemel Hempstead.

Maguire added a second round of 72 to her opening 66 at Centurion Club to reach eight under par, with Solheim Cup team-mate Georgia Hall her nearest challenger following a second successive 70.

After making a bogey on her first hole of the day, the 10th, Maguire responded with a birdie on the 13th, only to give the shot straight back on the next.

Birdies on the third and sixth ensured Maguire remained on top of the leaderboard as Hall suffered a poor finish to her round, the world number 38 racing to the turn in 31 but coming home in 39 after dropped shots on the seventh and eighth.