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Olivia Mehaffey seals spot in US Women's Open via last minute call

By Gareth Hanna

Tandragee golfer Olivia Mehaffey will tee it up at this week's US Women's Open after discovering she had earned a spot just four days before the tournament begins.

The 20-year-old grabbed the first alternate spot after missing qualifying by a single shot at Arizona Country Club earlier this month.

And she received the much-awaited phone call to confirm her place on Sunday. The tournament will be played at Shoal Creek in Alabama, from Thursday to Sunday.

"So happy to get a call yesterday to find out I’m in the field for this years US Open," she tweeted. "Excited for this amazing opportunity and experience ✈️ Alabama"

Mehaffey, a second year student at Arizona State University, has teed it up in major competition before. She played in both the 2016 and 2017 RICOH Women's British Open tournaments, missing the cut by three shots on both occasions.

Mehaffey is number 20 in the World Amateur Golf rankings and is due to make her second appearance for Team GB&I in the Curtis Cup at Quaker Ridge, New York from June 8-10.

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