Olivia Mehaffey wins LGU Order of Merit title

Olivia Mehaffey
Olivia Mehaffey

Great Britain & Ireland Vagliano Team Member, Olivia Mehaffey is the winner of the 2015 LGU Order of Merit.

The 17-year-old, a member of Royal County Down Ladies’ Golf Club, gains a full exemption to next year’s Ricoh Women’s British Open at Woburn Golf Club.

In order to be eligible for the exemption Olivia must remain an amateur at least until that championship has been played.

Olivia has confirmed that she has no intention of turning professional and said; “ I am absolutely thrilled to be in the field for the Ricoh Women’s British Open. I have had an absolutely amazing season and it is fantastic to finish it off by winning the Order of Merit.

“I am looking forward to the Home Internationals at Royal Wimbledon and of course I really am working hard to be in the Curtis Cup team for Dun Laoghaire.”

Meanwhile, Irish international, Jessica Ross (Donaghadee) beat Shannon Browne (The Heath) to win the Ulster Women’s Championship at Lisburn GC yesterday.

Alex Gleeson (The Castle) won the Irish Youths Championship at Moyola GC.