Leona Maguire battled back from four down to defeat South Korea's Jenny Shin to take control of Group 7 at the Bank of Hope LPGA Matchplay in Las Vegas.Having defeated Linnea Strom 4 & 2 in her opening group game, Maguire made a poor start on Thursday, falling 4 down in her first eight holes.Maguire, currently ranked 19th in the world, won the 9th, 11th and 14th to fire back into contention.
The comeback was completed as she won 15 to level the contest, however, she immediately went 1 down after losing 16.That teed up a dramatic finish, with Maguire winning the final two holes to finish the match 1 up.On Friday, she faces Shin's compatriot Na-Rin An in her third group game. Match-Play scores The 64-player field is divided into 16 groups that are competing in round-robin play through Friday.
The winner of each group will advance to single-elimination play.Nine other players, including Celine Boutier of France, earned a second consecutive group-stage victory on Thursday.
However, no players are guaranteed a place in the knockout round, with all 16 groups to be decided when round-robin play concludes on Friday.Read more on rte.ie