Huddersfield golfer Rochelle Morris is celebrating international success with Great Britain and Ireland’s Curtis Cup team.
The hosts won the Curtis Cup for just the second time in the last 10 contests after holding off a spirited fightback from the United States.
After claiming five of the six points available on day two, the home side needed just two and half points from the eight singles matches to secure victory at Dun Laoghaire Golf Club.
It proved a tough baptism for the 20-year-old from the Woodsome Hall club as Morris was beaten 4&3 by America’s Monica Vaughn.
However, a win for Leona Maguire over Sienna Brooks and a half point from Olivia Mehaffey against world number one Hannah O’Sullivan put GB&I on the verge of victory, but Vaughn and Andrea Lee then added to the earlier win for Bailey Tardy to keep the contest alive.
Meghan MacLaren saw her three-hole lead with four to play cut to a single hole by Bethany Wu, before holding her nerve to win the 17th and secure the winning point with a 2&1 victory.
Moments later, Bronte Law defeated Mika Liu by two holes to become just the second player ever to record a perfect 5-0 record, American Stacy Lewis having done so at St Andrews in 2008, the year the event switched from two to three days.
Mariel Galdiano defeated Maria Dunne in the last match to make the final score 11.5 to 8.5.
Chris Hanson finished in joint 10th place with an impressive showing in the European Tour event in Austria.
Hanson (left), who also plays at Woodsome Hall, had booked his place in the last two rounds with a one under par first round of 71 and then held on at two over as he shot 74 in the second round.
He then put himself in a strong position in the third round with a five under par 67 and was two under for the final round to finish at six under and pocket a tidy 15,800 euros in prize money.
He was, however, seven shots off the winning score as China’s Wu Ashun claimed his second European Tour title after a roller-coaster final round of the Lyoness Open.
Wu carded a closing 69 at the Diamond Country Club to finish 13 under par and a shot ahead of playing partner Adrian Otaegui, with England’s Richard McEvoy equalling the best finish of his career in third.