Leona Maguire and Olivia Mehaffey included in GB&I team

Olivia Mehaffey
Olivia Mehaffey

Leading Irish internationals Leona Maguire (Slieve Russell) and Olivia Mehaffey (Royal County Down Ladies) have been included in the GB&I Vagliano Trophy team to face Continental Europe at Malone Golf Club on June 26-27.

World number one Maguire booked her place automatically through the world rankings while Mehaffey secured her spot via the Ladies Golfing Union Order of Merit

This will be the 29th match in the series. GB&I has won 16 matches and the Continent of Europe 12 but Europe is on somewhat of a roll with four victories in a row since 2007. Their victory at Chantilly two years ago was by 16.5 to 7.5pt, their biggest ever margin of victory.

The third Junior Vagliano Trophy match will also be part of the programme at Malone Golf Club and is contested by a team of six players aged 16 and under.

Lurgan’s rising star Annabel Wilson has been included on the team with fellow Irish representative Mairead Martin (Killarney).

JUNIOR VAGLIANO TROPHY TEAM: Hazel MacGarvie (The Ladies’ Club, Troon); Mairead Martin (Killarney); Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne); Hollie Muse (West Lancashire); Emily Price (Cleobury Mortimer); Annabel Wilson (Lurgan).

VAGLIANO TROPHY TEAM: Gemma Clews (Delamere Forest); Hayley Davis (Ferndown); Alice Hewson (Berkhamsted); Bronte Law (Bramhall); Meghan MacLaren (Wellingborough); Leona Maguire (Slieve Russell); Olivia Mehaffey (Royal County Down Ladies’); Charlotte Thomas (Singapore); Chloe Williams (Wrexham).