Adrenalin was pumping for Olivia Mahaffey in a sudden death playoff at the Irish Girls Open - she overshot the long par 5 10th in two but chipped dead to inside two feet to secure a birdie 4 to complete a hat-trick of three consecutive wins!

Overnight leader, Isabella Holpfer (Austria) was two shots clear of her closest competitors going in to the final round. However, two bogeys and a double bogey on the front nine cost the Austrian player her leading position. Low scores prevailed from the chasing pack as Olivia Mehaffey (Royal County Down Ladies) shot level par 71 to take the clubhouse lead for a mere moment. Samantha Fuller (England) was in full form as she made her only birdie of the day on 18, holing a 10 foot putt to card a one over par 72 and find herself in a sudden death playoff.

Olivia and Samantha resumed play a short time later on the par 3, 9th hole where both players carded pars. Adrenalin was pumping as Olivia overshot the long par 5, 10th in two but chipped dead to inside two feet to secure her birdie 4. She was crowned the Irish Girls Open Champion for the third consecutive year.

Impressive golf was on display from many of the Irish players as Ciara Casey (Hermitage) finished only two shots off the pace after rounds of 73, 74, 73 (220). Mairead Martin (Killarney) continued her steady performance having shot 76 on the final day after excellent opening rounds of 76, 70 for a total of 222. Julie McCarthy (Forrest Little) also finished inside the top 20 with combined rounds of 74, 74, 79 (227).

The International Team Event was dominated by Sweden (Beatrice Wallin, Linn Grant and Els Lundquist) as they finished on a total of 441, one shot clear of both England and Scotland (442). The Irish team carded a total of 445.

Final Scores - Par 71, CSS Rd 1 74, Rd 2 73, Rd 73

218 Olivia Mehaffey (RCDL) 72 75 71 Samantha Fuller (ENG) 73 73 72
220 Ciara Casey (Hermitage) 73 74 73 Shannon McWilliam (SCO) 72 75 73
221 Amanda Linner (SWE) 74 74 73 Ebba Bjornberg (SWE) 76 70 75
222 Beatrice Wallin (SWE) 74 76 72 Elsa Lundquist (SWE) 74 72 76 Mairead Martin (Killarney) 76 70 76
223 Elisabeth Haller (GER) 73 76 74 Isabella Holpfer (AUT) 73 71 79
224 Louise Henningsson (SWE) 74 77 73 Pi-Lillebi Hermansson (SWE) 74 72 78
227 Martha Lewis (ENG) 74 78 75 Julie McCarthy (Forrest Little) 74 74 79
228 Cloe Frankish (ENG) 81 76 71 Hazel MacGarvie (SCO) 75 81 72 Emma Allen (ENG) 79 72 77
229 Linn Grant (SWE) 77 79 73 Linda Lundqvist (SWE) 78 75 76
231 Claire Robertson (SCO) 80 79 72 Sophie Lamb (ENG) 75 77 79
232 Annabel Wilson (Lurgan) 78 81 73 Jessica Hall (ENG) 80 78 74
233 Olof Einardottir (ICE) 79 75 79 Ebba Nilsson (SWE) 78 76 79 Chloe Goadby (SCO) 78 75 80
234 Emma Hale (SCO) 76 80 78
235 Jillian Farrell (SCO) 81 78 76 Sofie Babic (SWE) 76 82 77 Lucy Walton (ENG) 78 79 78
236 Tilda Green (SWE) 82 77 77 Hannah Karg (GER) 81 76 79 Anna-Maria Diederichs (GER) 79 76 81
237 Nicola Fall (FIN) 80 80 77 Niamh McSherry (Lurgan) 79 76 82
238 Joanne Free (SCO) 77 82 79 Iveta Posledni (CZE) 78 81 79 Jelina Fernando (ENG) 82 77 79 Carolin Kauffmann (GER) 77 81 80
239 Valerie Clancy (Killarney) 78 79 82 Chiara Vikkula (BEL) 74 82 83
241 Kirsty Brodie (SCO) 80 80 81 Nicole McGavisk (Donabate) 79 78 84
242 Alice Gotbring (SWE) 81 78 83 Marie Luise Kuschke (GER) 80 78 84
244 Alice Hutchinson (St. Anne's) 83 77 84 Clodagh Jones (Roscrea) 78 80 86
249 Katie Rafferty (Tipperary) 80 78 91
153 Magdalena Cervinkova (CZE) 74 79
MISSED CUT
161 Mirren Fraser (SCO) 83 78 Sara Byrne (Douglas) 80 81 Valerie Serrien (BEL) 79 82
162 Lauren Mackintosh (GER) 81 81
164 Esther Henseleit (GER) 89 75 Victoria Craig (Royal Belfast) 85 79 Matilda Wahren (SWE) 84 80 Lilly Koester (GER) 83 81 Katie Aherne (Waterford Castle) 81 83
165 Murielle Frischknecht (SUI) 84 81
166 Clodagh Walsh (Castlewarden) 84 82 Maeve Rooney (Co. Sligo) 82 84
167 Elisa Corcoran (Grange) 87 80 Lauren Watson (SCO) 85 82 Ella Stromfelt (SWE) 81 86
168 Lisa O'Shea (Shannon) 82 86
170 Velia Hoever (GER) 87 83 Ainee O'Connor (ENG) 79 91
173 Yella Hammer (GER) 85 88
174 Clare Calvert (RCDL) 86 88
175 Kirsten Brown (SCO) 88 87
189 Carlotta Overheu (GER) 98 91

Final results are available via this link: Live scoring


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