Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Maguire, Mehaffey and Wilson named as 

Ireland's Espirito Santo Trophy trio

Ireland have announced a strong three person team for the Espirito Santo Trophy, the women's world amateur team championship, at Mayakoba El Camaleon and Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Clubs, Mexico from September 14 to 17.
Leona Maguire (Slieve Russell), Olivia Mehaffey (Royal County Down Ladies) and Annabel Wilson (Lurgan) have been named as the Irish representatives.

Maguire, three time Curtis Cup player and world number 1 has represented Ireland on two previous occasions at the WATC; 2010 in Argentina alongside Danielle McVeigh and twin sister Lisa Maguire and 2012 in Turkey with teammates Stephanie Meadow and Paula Grant. 
Maguire is due to compete at the Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil next week, representing Team Ireland, alongside friend and fellow player Stephanie Meadow. Padraig Harington and Seamus Power will take to the Olympic Golf Course this week, with high hopes of securing a medal.


Olivia Mehaffey will be making her way to Mexico in September from her new "home" in Arizona as she travels to Arizona State University (ASU) this week to embark on a golf scholarship.  
Mehaffey, now up to number 5 in the world was a member of the victorious 2016 Curtis Cup team alongside Maguire and this year alone has won the Welsh Ladies, Irish Ladies and Irish Close Championships, not to mind finishing 3rd at the European Individual Championship in Sweden. This will be Mehaffey’s first time representing Ireland at the WATC.


Finally, one of Lurgan’s most talented and up and coming stars, Annabel Wilson will travel to Mexico with Maguire and Mehaffey with the hopes of securing a top place finish. Wilson is a 2 time Irish Girls’ Close Champion. 
She has also represented Great Britain and Ireland at the 2015 Junior Vagliano Trophy Matches at Malone and more recently was a member of the victorious Girls’ Home International Team at Conwy Golf Club, North Wales, last week  when she claimed 5 from 6 points to help Ireland lift the Cup.
Ireland’s other Curtis Cup star, Maria Dunne (Skerries) was unavailable for selection