MELISSA McMahon, 25, from Lyme Regis, together with Jon Ball, put in a resounding performance to win second place in the 2017 World Final of the Audi quattro Cup, the largest amateur tournament in golf at the Quivira Golf Club, Mexico.

The duo went incredibly close to overall victory, missing out by a single point on the last hole to a team from Japan.

Their outstanding performance is the best result by a UK team in the 27-year history of the Audi quattro Cup.

McMahon’s finish in the tournament is the highest ever by a UK female player.

Fifty-one teams from 45 countries contested the World Final, which was held at the spectacular Jack Nicklaus-designed signature course.

Quivira lies on granite cliffs and dune ridges by the Baja Peninsula where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean, offering panoramic views from every hole.

McMahon said: "The golf course was fantastic, one of the best in the world, with amazing views along the cliff edge. It was great to mix with players from all the different countries, all there for the same reason: the love of golf."

Ball added: "The whole Audi quattro Cup experience from the first event in the UK through to the World Final was amazing. Quivira was the most breathtaking course I have ever played."

Audi UK sponsorship and events manager Jane Bown said: "It’s a remarkable feat for Melissa and Jon especially when you consider this year’s Audi quattro Cup was contested by more than 90,000 players from 45 countries including some of the best amateur golfers in the world.

"A combination of power and precision drove them close to the top of the leaderboard – traits, which are synonymous with Audi.”