Mehaffey wins Irish Women’s Stroke Play; Campbell and Gribben win Dublin Scratch Foursomes
 Irish Womens Open  Strokeplay chamion Olivia Mehaffey (Royal Co Down)watches her tee shot on the 18th with caddie Kevin Le Blanc at the Island Golf club

Olivia Mehaffey bounced back from eight weeks out with glandular fever to card a joint best-of-the-day 79 and win the Irish Women’s Open Stroke Play Championship by eight strokes at The Island.

The Royal County Down Ladies star had Kevin LeBlanc on the bag as she overcame swirling winds and an orange status weather warning to capture the title and consolidate her place in the world’s Top 10.

She started the day one shot clear of Chloe Williams but extended her lead to five shots through the front nine after the Welsh player made three double bogeys and three bogeys. 

Despite an impressive eagle at the par-four eighth, Williams went out in seven over 44 as Mehaffey dropped three shots but turned in 40 to build up a substantial lead.

Donaghadee’s Jessica Ross slowly crept up the leaderboard and turned in 41 to share second place with Williams. 

Chloe Ryan was six through nine to sit in fourth place on her own but there was no catching the world No 10, who came home in 39 for a 79 and an eight-shot win. 

An 83 by Ryan and and 87 from Williams left them second and third respectively.

Nations Cup 

451  IRELAND A (Maria Dunne, Olivia Mehaffey, Chloe Ryan)

Gross

  • 1st 18 76 Samantha Giles (England)
  • 2nd 18 72 Fiona Liddell (GER)
  • 3rd 18 79 Hannah McCook (SCO) on back 9 from Inci Mehmet (England) & Aedin Murphy

Nett

1st 235 Valerie Clancy (Killarney) 80 70 85

2nd 236 Celina Rosa Sattelkau (GER) 76 78 82

Cathy Smith Trophy for Under 18s

221 Niamh McSherry (Lurgan) 78 72 84  

Champion  223 Olivia Mehaffey (RCDL) 69 75 79

2nd place 231 Chloe Ryan (Castletroy) 77 71 83

3rd place 232 Chloe Williams (Wales) 75 70 87

4th place 233 Jessica Ross (Donaghadee) 75 73 85

  •  223 Olivia Mehaffey (Royal Co. Down Ladies) 69 75 79 
  • 231 Chloe Ryan (Castletroy) 77 71 83 
  • 232 Chloe Williams (Wales) 75 70 87 
  • 233 Jessica Ross (Donaghadee) 75 73 85 
  • 234 Hannah McCook (Scotland) 77 78 79; Niamh McSherry (Lurgan) 78 72 84 
  • 235 Inci Mehmet (England) 77 79 79; Fiona Liddell (Germany) 82 72 81
  • 236 Isabella Holpfer (Austria) 79 74 83; Samantha Giles (England) 76 75 85 
  • 238 Lianna Bailey (England) 81 75 82; Bethan Popel (England) 78 77 83  
  • 239 Celina Rosa Sattelkau (Germany) 77 79 83; Gabrielle MacDonald (Scotland) 80 75 84; Sophie Lamb (England) 77 75 87 
  • 240 Maria Dunne (Skerries) 80 80 80,
  • 241 Gemma Clews (England) 78 80 83; Valerie Clancy (Killarney) 82 72 87 
  • 243 Sinead Sexton (Lahinch) 82 78 83,
  • 245 Olivia Winning (England) 84 76 85; Paula Grant (Lisburn) 81 75 89; Annabel Wilson (Lurgan) 80 74 91;
  • 246 Hanna Gunther (Germany) 85 80 81,
  • 247 Holly Morgan (England) 82 82 83; Rochelle Morris (England) 80 80 87 
  • 248 Aedin Murphy (Carlow) 86 83 79; Mary Doyle (The Heath) 86 78 84; Mairead Martin (Killarney)  77 81 90;
  • 249 Cloe Frankish (England) 79 80 90 
  • 250 Gillian O’Leary (The Island) 81 85 84; Natalie Wagner (Germany) 81 76 93;
  • 251 Anna-Maria Diederichs (Germany) 90 79 82; Meadhbh Doyle (Portarlington) 85 81 85;  Marie Bechtold (Germany) 88 78 85; Nina Lang (Germany) 85 79 87;  Rebecca Earl (England) 88 75 88
  • 252 Katrina Gillum (England) 84 85 83; Shannon Burke (Ballinrobe) 85 83 84; Rachel Thompson (Cork) 90 78 84; Ava Bergner (Germany) 84 80 86; Fenja Rengstorf (Germany) 86 78 88 ,
  • 255 Nora Wrenger (Germany) 92 80 83 
  • 258 Emily Toy (England) 88 79 91; Sarina Schmidt (Germany)  85 81 92;
  • 259 Molly Dowling (Ireland) 84 82 93,
  • 260 Monika Isabella Hartl (Germany) 88 85 87; Shannon Brown (The Heath) 93 80 87; Angharad Evans (Wales) 88 80 92;
  • 262 Gemma McCarthy (Clonmel) 82 83 97; 
  • 264 Eva Lucia Linder (Germany) 88 84 92;
  • 268 Widya Van Velp (Netherlands) 85 82 101 

Nations Cup 

Ireland Team A 451 

  • Olivia Mehaffey 69 75 79
  • Chloe Ryan 77 71 {83}
  • Maria Dunne {80} {80} 80

England 470

  • Gemma Clews {78} {80} 83
  • Sophie Lamb 77 75 {87}
  • Inci Mehmet 77 79 79

Ireland B 472

  • Jessica Ross 75 73 85 
  • Paula Grant 81 75 {89}
  • Sinead Sexton {82} {78} 83

Scotland  473

  • Hannah McCook 77 78 79
  • Gabrielle McDonald 80 75 84

Germany B  487

  • Sarina Schmidt 85 81 {92}
  • Anna Maria Diederichs {90} 79 82 
  • Celina Sattelkau 77 79 83

Germany A  493

  • Nina Lang {85} 79 87
  • Natalie Wagner 81 76 {93}
  • Ava Bergner 84 {82} 86
Grange Vice Captain John J Nolan with winners Ryan Gribben and Colm Campbell Jnr

Grange Vice Captain John J Nolan with winners Ryan Gribben and Colm Campbell Jnr

Campbell and Gribben win Dublin Scratch Foursomes

Warrenpoint's Colm Campbell and Ryan Gribben won the Dublin Scratch Foursomes by two strokes from Nils Conway and David Carroll at Grange.

Dublin Scratch Foursomes, Grange GC (Par 71)

  • 1st - Colm Campbell Jnr & Ryan Gribben 146
  • 2nd - Nils Conway & David Carroll 148
  • 3rd - Peter Kirby & Eoin O'Brien 150
  • Nett - Aiden Claffey & Christopher Cosgrave 143

First round

  • Gross - Karl Murray & Marc Nolan 73
  • Nett - Cian O'Donnell & David Foy 75

Second round

  • Gross - Robert Moran & Alex Gleeson 70
  • Nett - Zach Glynn & Eoin Mithen 70