Séamus Power and Leona Maguire impress as Irish golfers compete in PGA, LPGA and European Tours

by | Nov 21, 2021 | PGA

Séamus Power entered the finals of the RSM Classic with a tie for second place as he battled for a second PGA Tour win of the year.

Leona Maguire was assimilated in the CME Group Tour Championship at the end of the season when she fought for an Irish golfer’s first LPGA Tour win and slammed into seventh place two strokes behind seventh place.

That means Irish golfers are in the running on three major tours on the final day, with Rory McIlroy leading the European Tour season end on day four of the DP World Tour Championship while Shane Lowry is fifth with three strokes.

A chip-in Eagle Three on the 15th hole was the culmination of Power’s three-under round of 67 on the Sea Island Seaside Course in Georgia.

That shot gave him a tie for the lead at 14-under alongside Talor Gooch before Power bogeyed 16th after finding bunkers twice while Gooch reached the clubhouse at 16-under with a pair of birdies.

Previously, Power had a three-putt bogey on 2 before sinking five feet for birdie at 7 and 9 and a nine-foot on the 13th. He is second with Sebastián Muñoz.

Maguire, meanwhile, shot a clear 66 to compete on a crowded leaderboard at Tiburón Golf Club in Florida, where the winner is up for $ 1.5 million.

Maguire’s turn came early and picked up birdies at 3, 4, 6, 8, and 10. After running seven pars, she closed with another birdie at 18 to sit under at 12, two shots from the four-way tie for the lead.

This top spot tie consists of world number 1, Nelly Korda, world number 2, Ko Jin-Young, Nasa Hataoka and Celine Boutier.