Olivia gets Curtis Cup call-up

Scarva girl Olivia Mehaffey will play in this year's Curtis Cup in Ireland.

Thursday, 28th April 2016, 5:52 pm
Updated Thursday, 28th April 2016, 6:54 pm
Olivia Mehaffey

The world number nine’s place in the Great Britain and Ireland team was confirmed today (Thursday), alongside fellow Irish stars Leona Maguire and Maria Dunne.

The Curtis Cup is arguably the biggest tournament in ladies’ amateur golf as the GB&I team take on USA in a Ryder Cup-style competition.

The Irish trio bagged their spots on the team via their world golf rankings and will be joined by England’s Bronte Law, Alice Hewson, Meghan MacLaren, Rochelle Morris and Charlotte Thomas.

Despite recently recovering from glandular fever, Olivia won the Irish Open Stroke Play and was then runner up in Scotland last weekend.

The USA have won eight of the last nine Curtis Cup contests and Olivia will be out to end that run at Dun Laoghaire Golf Club from June 10-12.