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Lining it up: Olivia Mehaffey is excited by her Open mission

Lining it up: Olivia Mehaffey is excited by her Open mission

It has been a challenging year for the 22-year-old

It has been a challenging year for the 22-year-old

Bad break: Olivia Mehaffey was out after breaking a hand

Bad break: Olivia Mehaffey was out after breaking a hand

Lining it up: Olivia Mehaffey is excited by her Open mission

Olivia Mehaffey intends to use the adversity of the past year to fuel a bid to make her dream come true.

Mehaffey, currently at home in Scarva after her degree at Arizona State University where she was on a golf scholarship, will watch Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell and Shane Lowry - last summer's Open champion at Royal Portrush - go for glory this weekend at the US PGA Championship before ramping up her preparations for the Open at Royal Troon.

The glamour European Major will be a crucial step towards realising her ultimate dream of turning professional - an ambition that has been knocked off course by the Covid-19 pandemic.