Mehaffey home ahead of Junior Solheim Cup

Olivia Mehaffey at the Junior Vagliano Trophy for Great Britain and Ireland. Pic by PressEye Ltd.
Olivia Mehaffey at the Junior Vagliano Trophy for Great Britain and Ireland. Pic by PressEye Ltd.
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Scarva’s Olivia Mehaffey signed off on her recent hectic competition schedule with runner-up spot at the Ladies’ British Open Amateur Strokeplay Championship.

The teenager dropped just a single shot on her final round in Leeds.

She returned to Northern Ireland with the Holden Trophy as runner-up and Duncan Salver for the lowest score from a player under 23 years old.

Now Mehaffey can enjoy some downtime before preparing for the closing stages of a dream season.

Tournament wins in Ireland, Scotland and Wales - alongside selection for the Vagliano Trophy and Junior Solheim Cup - add up to a campaign to remember for the Tandragee member.

Her focus will switch to the Home Internationals at Royal Wimbledon across September 9-11 before a visit to Germany for the Junior Solheim Cup.

“I was pretty tired going into Leeds after just a brief visit home,” said Mehaffey. “My game improved as the tournament went on and it is always such a big help having so much support from my team.

“We were able to analyse some video together and discuss a few things between rounds.

“Now I have a bit of a break so can relax at home before starting work on the Junior Solheim Cup coaching programme.

“I will fly out to Germany straight after the Home Internationals and it is all very exciting.