Leona Maguire holds lead in Women's PGA Championship

The competition has reached its half way point

Leona Maguire is leading once again in the Women's PGA Championship at it's halfway point.

The golfer who hails from Cavan has birdied three of her final four holes, putting her in the lead of the Springfield, N.J competition.

This lead in her first ever major championship comes following her fantastic victory in the Meijer Classic last week.

She finished up on 21-under-par after a really impressive 8-under-par final round of 64.

That left her top of the leaderboard in Michigan, three strokes clear of the chasing pack.

Stephanie Meadow finished up on 13-under-par, in a tie for 13th.

"I've been playing some really good golf leading into this week and just tried to be patient," Maguire said after the win.

"It was nice to go bogey free. My goal was to get to 20-under; it was nice to go one better than that.

"You have to play really good golf to win out here. It's tough. It's a really nice feeling to win this one, especially heading into the majors we've got coming up."