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Leona Maquire's 2021 Solheim Cup run

Published 0819 GMT (1619 HKT) October 28, 2021
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Leona Maguire had quite the few days playing for Team Europe at the 2021 Solheim Cup. We look back at some of her memorable moments at the Inverness Club, in Toledo, Ohio, US. Jorge Lemus/NurPhoto/Getty Images
Maguire, making her debut at the tournament, is introduced during the Solheim Cup Opening Ceremony at Promenade Park. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images
Maguire was paired with England's Mel Reid for her opening foursomes match. Reid has played in three previous Solheim Cups, something Maguire says she tapped into. David Dermer/AP
In her opening match at the Solheim Cup on Saturday, Maguire and Reid faced a daunting task, coming up against world No. 1 Nelly Korda and her sister, Jessica. The European pair eventually came up victorious though. Raj Mehta/USA Today Sports
After a perfect debut on the Saturday, Maguire was again trusted to feature in the foursomes on Sunday. Paired yet again with Reid, they dominated Nelly Korda and Ally Ewing 5&4. Raj Mehta/USA Today Sports
In Monday's singles matches, Maguire faced world No. 30 Jennifer Kupcho. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images
However, despite all the pressure of being a so-far unbeaten rookie at the Solheim Cup on her shoulders, Maguire played steady confident golf, never looking unnerved against Kupcho. Brian Spurlock/Icon Sportswire/Getty Images
The Irishwoman eventually triumphed against Kupcho, recording a convincing 5&4 victory to steer Europe closer to a memorable victory. She celebrated with her sister Lisa on the 15th hole afterwards. David Dermer/AP
Maguire finished her debut Solheim Cup -- becoming the first Irishwoman ever to play in the event -- both undefeated and also Europe's top scorer with four-and-a-half points. Jorge Lemus/NurPhoto/Getty Images