Leona Maguire captured the Ladies' British Amateur Championship with a 3&2 victory over Spaniard Ainhoa Olarra.

The 22-year-old Cavan woman, the No 1-ranked amateur in the world, saw off  Lisburn's Paula Grant 4&2 in the quarters and Anna Backman of Finland 3&2 in the semi-final to set up a decider with Olarra.

Earlier in the month she was presented with the Annika Award, as the Most Outstanding Female Collegiate Golfer of the year, for the second time - an unprecedented achievement.

Maguire's star continues to soar, with success Pyle and Kenfig Golf Club cementing her status as the finest amateur player around.

"It’s been a fantastic week and I’ve played some really great golf," she said afterwards.

"It’s a real highlight of my career to have won the championship. It’s one of the biggest amateur events and one that I felt I hadn’t given as good a go as I could have done in the past few years.

"It’s great to get my name on the trophy alongside some of the biggest names.

"Ainhoa played really great golf and she pushed me all the way to the end. I knew I was going to have to play well. She threw all the birdies she could at me and I was glad I was able to rise to it."