Olivia seals second spot in British Amateur Open

Scarva's Olivia Mehaffey secured a second place finish at the Ladies' British Open Amateur Stroke Play.
Scarva's Olivia Mehaffey secured a second place finish at the Ladies' British Open Amateur Stroke Play.

If Olivia Mehaffey can get on her putting game, she’ll be unstoppable.

The teenage Scarva sensation has hit the headlines again this weekend thanks to a superb second-place finish in the Ladies’ British Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship at 1929 Ryder Cup venue Moortown Golf Club in Yorkshire.

And if her putter had been hot, she could even have secured one of the biggest titles in amateur golf.

“It’s a really big event so it’s satisfying to know that I was second in the British Amateur Strokeplay,” she said, still trying to take it in.

“My long game was good all week and I didn’t putt my best, so who knows what would have happened if a few more dropped. I’m delighted to finish my last big individual event of the year like this.”

Olivia finished the four-round tournament at six under par, five behind the outstanding Indian winner Aditi Ashok but four shots clear of third place.

Her out-standing performance was enough to see her handicap drop to +3.7, reaching a playing handicap of +4 for the first time.

“I was pretty tired going into the event after three long weeks so I was really happy with how I played, especially the last day shooting two three under par rounds,” she told the ‘LEADER.’

Olivia, of course, is warming up for the Junior Solheim Cup in Germany on 14-15 September, when she will be the only GB&I representative on the European team.

Before that, she will defend her Seapoint Scratch Cup title on the 5th September and then travel to play in the Ladies Home Internationals.