Olivia helps Team GB&I smash USA

Olivia Mehaffey (right) with fellow Irish players Leona Maguire (left) and Maria Dunne (centre) and the Curtis Cup after Sunday's success. Photo by Matt Browne/Sportsfile
Olivia Mehaffey (right) with fellow Irish players Leona Maguire (left) and Maria Dunne (centre) and the Curtis Cup after Sunday's success. Photo by Matt Browne/Sportsfile
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Scarva girl Olivia Mehaffey help Team GB&I to a stunning victory at this weekend’s Curtis Cup.

The world number eight played all five rounds and picked up 3.5 points.

It marks arguably the greatest achievement of Olivia’s career so far as the host team won only their second Curtis Cup in the last 10 matches against the USA.

Mehaffey began the match in perfect style, partnering world number four Bronte Law to a two and one success in Friday morning’s foursomes.

She suffered her only defeat on Friday afternoon’s fourballs, losing one down alongside Charlotte Thomas.

Olivia restored her perfect partnership with Law on Saturday and picked up two more points, winning both their foursomes and fourball matches on the 16th at Dun Laoghaire.

Then in Sunday’s singles, Olivia denied world amateur number one golfer Hannah O’Sullivan victory as the pair played out an honourable half in the first of the day’s singles matches.

It’s the biggest stage in amateur golf and the local girl once again proved herself right up there with the very, very best.