Mehaffey taking maximum gains from Open

Olivia Mehaffey alongside Yani Tseng (left) and Lizette Salas (right) at the RICOH Womens British Open.
Olivia Mehaffey alongside Yani Tseng (left) and Lizette Salas (right) at the RICOH Womens British Open.

Her debut in the Woburn-based tournament provided Mehaffey with a draw alongside former World number one Yani Tseng and America’s Lizette Salas.

Tseng held the top spot in the World rankings for 109 consecutive weeks and Salas is a Solheim Cup player.

Mehaffey missed the cut by four shots - but was more than happy with the experience of playing in her first major.

“It’s not every day you play with a five-times Major winner and a two-time Solheim Cup player in your first-ever Major,” posted Mehaffey, a member of the Tandragee club, on her Facebook page. “What a fun few days on the golf course.

“Not the result I wanted but lots of experience gained. “

Back home around Tandragee, Adam Brown proved the leading player in the weekend Club Stableford with a level-par round of 40 points.

Playing off his four handicap, Brown edged clear of Denver Jameson by a single point.

David Cunningham finished third in the running order on 38 points.

Basil Brown wrapped up the top-four placings thanks to 37 points.

In the Civic Cup, Robin Hanlon and Paul Swaffield finished on 11 up in the pairs-v-par format on Saturday.

Paul Topley and Trevor Burns came home as second over Richard Dennison and Philip Dennison.

The Anna Burnham Memorial was won by Dolores Hamill on a wet midweek course.

Karen Shaw secured second in the competition sponsored by Bella Bridal Studio.