Augusta National Women's Amateur Championship: Olivia Mehaffey finishes tied for 23rd

Olivia Mehaffey
Mehaffey from Banbridge is on a scholarship at Arizona State University

Olivia Mehaffey carded a four-over par 76 at Augusta National to finish tied for 23rd in the Augusta National Women's Amateur Championship.

The County Down native ended the 54-hole tournament on five-over, 15 shots behind winner Jennifer Kupcho.

Mehaffey qualified for the final round at the Masters venue having shot one-over through the first 36 holes at the Champions Retreat Club.

The famous course did not allow female members until 2012.

21-year-old Mehaffey was level after the front nine, following a bogey on four with a birdie at the next.

Four dropped shots on the back nine saw Mehaffey, who is on a scholarship at Arizona Statue University, slip down the leaderboard.

American Kupcho was part of a thrilling final pairing with Mexico's Maria Fassi but finished strongly with an eagle on the 13th before birdies at 15 and 16.

A birdie at the last sealed a historic four-shot victory for the amateur world number one in the first year of the tournament.

The historic Georgia course will host the first men's major of the year on Thursday.

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