Olivia out to defend top Scottish and Welsh titles

Olivia Mehaffey is set for a trip to Scotland.
Olivia Mehaffey is set for a trip to Scotland.

Scarva girl Olivia Mehaffey is out to better last year’s treble.

She is set for Scotland this weekend to play in the Helen Holm Women’s Open Championship at Troon and follows that up a week later in the Welsh Ladies Open Strokeplay.

Olivia won both those titles last year, straight off the back of victory in the Irish U18 Girls Strokeplay.

Last week, Olivia bagged her first win of 2016 at the Irish Women’s Open. Following that up with the top titles in Scotland and Wales would be even better than last year’s historic hat-trick.

“I’m really excited for this weekend,” she said. “The place, the courses and the event are definitely some of my favourites.

“I don’t have many expectations. It’s my first event out of Ireland since I was sick. I just want to enjoy it and see what happens.

“It’s great to have some momentum from last week and my game is solid. I feel in control on the course.

“My main goal is to be fit and 100% by June, so I’m looking forward to getting back on the course and competing again.”