Lisa Maguire has retired from professional golf after just a year and half on the circuit. 

The 24-year-old, whose twin sister Leona will play on the American Ladies Professional Golf Tour next season, represented Europe in the Junior Solheim Cup and the Junior Ryder Cup, and Britain and Ireland in the Vagliano Cup and the Curtis Cup.

Maguire finished in 120th place on the Ladies European Tour 'Access Series' this year.

She told Irish Golfer: "It's not a decision that anybody wants to make.

"The way I looked at it, I like to give everything in my life 100% and I felt like I was giving 100% on the golf course and not getting the same in return, and as you can understand, that was incredibly frustrating."

The Slieve Russell golfer added in a statement on Twitter: "After many incredible years battling and competing on fairways and greens all over the world, I have made the difficult decision to move onto the next chapter of my golfing journey, moving outside the ropes of competitive tournament play. 

"Over the last 15 years, golf has afforded me so many wonderful opportunities to travel the world, meet new people and to experience new cultures in a way I would have never thought imaginable." 

Lisa has caddied for her twin Leona in recent times and will now work with Irish music star Niall Horan's golf management agency.

Maguire said: "Golf has been and still remains one of my true passions in life, and I am very excited to be continuing my career in golf.

"Growing the women's game is very important to me and I look forward to working collaboratively with Modest in helping young girls achieve their dreams of reaching the highest levels of the professional game."