Mehaffey bags first win of the season at Bruin Wave

Bernie McGuire

 Olivia Mehaffey with her winners trophy at the Bruin Wave International

Ireland’s Olivia Mehaffey added to her impressive CV with her first win of the season for Arizona State as she topped the charts at the Bruin Wave International at San Obispo Country Club, CA.

Mehaffey held a spot in the top-five after two rounds and played her way up the leaderboard on Tuesday to take the individual victory, besting the second-place finisher from Oregon by one shot (220/+4) while her No. 17 Sun Devil women’s golf team finished top-three in the team standings.


“I am so proud of the heart this team has,” said head coach Missy Farr-Kaye. “We fought hard after a mediocre start yesterday. Olivia was ready to get back to the winners circle and I am thrilled for her. Alexandra also had a very good tournament, top-10 for her is awesome. Every person on this team is a part of this top-3 finish in a very strong field.”

Freshman Alexandra Försterling also earned her first collegiate top-10 finish, moving up 13 spots on the final day for an eighth-place finish.

Raquel Olmos had her best finish of the spring (T18) while Alessandra Fanali had the best finish of her yet short collegiate career (T29). Madison Kerley (T45) moved up four spots in the third round to complete the Sun Devils’ competing five.

ASU finished ahead of several over Pac-12 schools in No. 4 UCLA, No. 28 Washington, and Cal and the entire top-three came from the best conference in collegiate women’s golf. The Sun Devils have found success at this tournament, finishing top-three in all three appearances, also in 2010 and 2016.

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