MELISSA McMahon, 25, from Lyme Regis has sliced through the competition to become the first female golfer to win the UK final of the world's largest amateur golf tournament – the Audi quattro Cup.

Along with partner Jon Ball from Taunton, McMahon successfully completed the course at the Bowood Hotel & Golf Resort in Calne, Wiltshire.

The pair, who came through a nationwide field of over 2,000 contestants, triumphed with a score of 38 in the Greensomes Stableford format – just one point ahead of runners-up James Dedman and Martin Williams.

v was delighted with her resounding victory and said: "It’s been a thrilling but challenging experience. We overcame the demanding course but managed to achieve our goal of being under par.”

Together with Jon, the pair will travel to Mexico to play in the world final at the stunning Quivira Golf Club, designed by Jack Nicklaus. The spectacular cliff-top course is set on the Baja Peninsula, where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean.

Up against competitors from 46 other countries, the duo will represent their local centre, Taunton Audi, in the hope of walking away with the ultimate trophy.

McMahon added: "I can’t wait to play the sport I love on the stunning course in Mexico!”

The pair will hope to improve on last year’s UK performance in the world final in Barcelona, when teams from South Hereford Audi, Coulsdon Audi and Beckenham Audi all finished in the top 10.