Mehaffey retains Irish Girls Open Strokeplay with ease
Mary McKenna (President Irish Ladies Golf Union) presenting Olivia Mehaffey (Royal County Down Ladies) with the 2014 Irish Under 18 Girls Open Strokeplay Championship trophy after her victory at Roganstown Golf Club today (Sunday 6th April). Also in the picture are Gerard McNally (Captain, Roganstown GC) and Brenda Craig (Lady Captain, Roganstown GC). Picture by Pat Cashman www.cashmanphotography.ie

Mary McKenna (President Irish Ladies Golf Union) presenting Olivia Mehaffey (Royal County Down Ladies) with the 2014 Irish Under 18 Girls Open Strokeplay Championship trophy after her victory at Roganstown Golf Club today (Sunday 6th April). Also in the picture are Gerard McNally (Captain, Roganstown GC) and Brenda Craig (Lady Captain, Roganstown GC). Picture by Pat Cashman www.cashmanphotography.ie

Defending champion Olivia Mehaffey cruised to back-to-back victories in the Irish Girls Open Strokeplay Championship in testing conditions at Roganstown Golf and Country Club. 

Olivia Mehaffey with the Irish Girls Under 18 Open Strokeplay trophy 2014. Picture by Pat Cashman www.cashmanphotography.ie

Olivia Mehaffey with the Irish Girls Under 18 Open Strokeplay trophy 2014. Picture by Pat Cashman www.cashmanphotography.ie

Leading by four shots heading into the final round, the 16-year old from Royal County Down Ladies shot a three over 74 to win by five shots from Scotland's Clara Young (71) on one over par 214.

The Heath's Mary Doyle was the next best of the Irish in sixth place on 12 over despite a closing 80.

Irish Girls Open Strokeplay Championship, Final (Par 71)

  1. 214 Olivia Mehaffey (RCDL) 69 71 74
  2. 219 Clara Young (SCO) 73 75 71
  3. 222 Connie Jaffrey (SCO) 75 73 74
  4. 222 Marina Hedlund (SWE) 73 73 76
  5. 223 Megan Jenkins (ENG) 74 70 79
  6. 225 Mary Doyle (The Heath) 73 72 80
  7. 226 Samantha Fuller (ENG) 78 73 75
  8. 227 Sarah Nilsson (SWE) 73 78 76
  9. 229 Niamh Ward (Lurgan) 78 76 75
  10. 229 Heather Munro (SCO) 76 77 76
  11. 229 Sophie Hausmann (GER) 74 75 80
  12. 230 Sally Fridstrom (SWE) 76 78 76
  13. 230 Julie McCarthy (Forrest Little) 76 75 79
  14. 230 Karoline Stormo (NOR) 70 80 80
  15. 231 Frida Kinhult (SWE) 76 78 77
  16. 232 Ciara Casey (Hermitage) 79 75 78
  17. 232 Isabella Holpfer (AUT) 72 80 80
  18. 233 Kirsty Beckwith (ENG) 78 76 79
  19. 233 Mollie Lawrence (ENG) 77 77 79
  20. 233 Sophie Harrison (Killeen Castle) 77 76 80
  21. 234 Carolin Kauffmann (GER) 79 78 77
  22. 235 Sara Kjellker (SWE) 81 75 79
  23. 235 Gemma McCarthy (Clonmel) 78 75 82
  24. 235 Niamh McSherry (Lurgan) 74 76 85
  25. 236 Ella Stromfelt (SWE) 83 75 78
  26. 236 Frederike Johanna Kutschinski (GER) 77 76 83
  27. 236 Victoria Craig (Royal Belfast) 76 75 85
  28. 237 Hazel MacGarvie (SCO) 81 75 81
  29. 237 Priya Pankhania (ENG) 77 80 80
  30. 237 Chloe Weir (Shandon Park) 76 78 83
  31. 238 Emily Dalgetty (SCO) 84 80 74
  32. 238 Greta Isabella Voelker (GER) 79 78 81
  33. 240 Marie Luise Kuschke (GER) 79 77 84
  34. 241 Chiara Mertens (GER) 76 79 86
  35. 242 Annabel Wilson (Lurgan) 84 77 81
  36. 242 Rachel Taylor (Laytown & Bettystown) 77 79 86
  37. 243 Shannon McWilliam (SCO) 81 80 82
  38. 243 Ainee O'Connor (ENG) 76 82 85
  39. 244 Anna Diana Svanka (LAT) 83 80 81
  40. 244 Meadhbh Doyle (Portarlington) 82 78 84
  41. 244 Nicola Fall (FIN) 81 81 82
  42. 244 Emma Adolfson (SWE) 79 81 84
  43. 244 Caitriona Griffin (Killarney) 77 82 85
  44. 245 Hannah Karg (GER) 76 87 82
  45. 246 Mairead Martin (Killarney) 79 82 85
  46. 247 Fenja Rengstorf (GER) 82 85 80
  47. 247 Molly Dowling (Lucan) 81 83 83
  48. 248 Miriam Emmert (GER) 88 76 84
  49. 249 Lauren Watson (SCO) 81 82 86
  50. 251 Zoe Collins (IRE - Castle Royle) 82 80 89
  51. 252 Sara Hinriksdottir (ISL) 81 82 89
  52. 151 Ella Ofstedahl (ENG) 74 77 w/d  
Olivia Mehaffey (Royal County Down Ladies) driving at the 17th hole in the final round of the 2014 Irish Under 18 Girls Open Strokeplay Championship at Roganstown. Picture by Pat Cashman www.cashmanphotography.ie

Olivia Mehaffey (Royal County Down Ladies) driving at the 17th hole in the final round of the 2014 Irish Under 18 Girls Open Strokeplay Championship at Roganstown. Picture by Pat Cashman www.cashmanphotography.ie

Missed Cut

165 Emma Hale (SCO) 87 78 Gunnhildur Kristjansdottir (ISL) 80 85 Louise Henningsson (SWE) 79 86

166 Maeve Rooney (Co. Sligo) 85 81 Charlotte Munro (SCO) 82 84

167 Lisa O'Shea (Shannon) 85 82

167 Lauren Mackintosh (GER) 82 85 Valerie Clancy (Killarney) 82 85

169 Grace McGrath (East Cork) 85 84 Gemma Allman (ENG) 82 87

170 Eleanor Metcalfe (Laytown & Bettystown) 88 82

171 Hafdis Johannsdottir (ISL) 84 87

174 Tia Teiniketo (FIN) 87 87

176 Magdalena Cervinkova (CZE) 90 86

177 Laura Ryan (Dun Laoghaire) 90 87

181 Maeve Kelly (Castle Dargan) 95 86 Amy O'Donnell (Royal Portrush) 95 86

204 Linda Kirke (LAT) 105 99

94 Katie Rafferty (Tipperary) 94 N/R

DSQ Clodagh Jones (Roscrea) DSQ  

Olivia Mehaffey (Royal County Down Ladies) watching her birdie putt at the 18th green in the final round of the 2014 Irish Under 18 Girls Open Strokeplay Championship at Roganstown Golf Club today (Sunday 6th April). Picture by Pat Cashman www.cashmanphotography.ie

Olivia Mehaffey (Royal County Down Ladies) watching her birdie putt at the 18th green in the final round of the 2014 Irish Under 18 Girls Open Strokeplay Championship at Roganstown Golf Club today (Sunday 6th April). Picture by Pat Cashman www.cashmanphotography.ie


International Team Award 

Winners Ireland (Mary Doyle, Julie McCarthy, Olivia Mehaffey)

Runners up Scotland (Connie Jaffrey, Heather Munro, Clara Young)

Clara Young (Scotland) playing her second shot to the 15th hole in the final round of the 2014 Irish Under 18 Girls Open Strokeplay Championship at Roganstown. Picture by Pat Cashman www.cashmanphotography.ie

Clara Young (Scotland) playing her second shot to the 15th hole in the final round of the 2014 Irish Under 18 Girls Open Strokeplay Championship at Roganstown. Picture by Pat Cashman www.cashmanphotography.ie

Prize winners 

Winner: Olivia Mehaffey (Royal County Down Ladies)

Runner Up: Clara Young (Scotland)

Third: Connie Jaffrey (Scotland)

Fourth: Marina Hedlund (Sweden)

Fifth: Megan Jenkins (England) 

Best Gross 1st 18: Caroline Stormo (Norway)

Best Gross 2nd 18: Mary Doyle (The Heath)

Best Gross 3rd 18: Emily Dalgetty (Scotland)

Winner nett: Victoria Craig (Royal Belfast) 

Runner up nett: Priya Pankhania (England)