Leona Maguire narrowly missed out on second tournament victory in two months after being pipped in a four-way playoff by Spaniard Maria Parra in the IOA Invitational in Georgia this afternoon. 

The Cavan woman, who earned her first professional win in California last month, surged into the playoff after carding a five-under par round of 67, the low round of the day in the Atlanta National Golf Club. 

In the sudden playoff, she was joined by Parra, as well American Madisson Pressel and Taiwan's Ssu-Chia Cheng, all of whom shot six-under par over the 54 holes.

The playoff would drag on for five holes before a winner was decided. Cheng carded a bogey on the opening playoff hole to drop out of the reckoning.

But the remaining three players couldn't be separated until the 5th playoff hole, with Pressel carding a bogey on the par-5. 

Maguire's birdie looked good enough to prolong the contest but for Parra's eagle on the same hole. 

While Maguire missed out on victory, the result means she moves ever closer to securing an LPGA tour card for next year, which now looks an inevitability.