Thursday, July 27, 2017

Bradley Neil in joint fifth place in Sweden

Pedro Oriol continued his impressive recent form by carding
an opening round of 64 at the Swedish Challenge
Having finished in the top 20 in four of his last five starts on the European Challenge Tour, the Spaniard sits in 15th place
in the Road to Oman Rankings.
The 31 year old immediately went about extending that fine
run by making two eagles in his first four holes at
Katrineholms Golfklubb.
Back-to-back birdies at the eighth and ninth were followed by consecutive gains at the 13th and 14th, meaning Oriol
overtook clubhouse leader Erik van Rooyen at the top of the
After a birdie-bogey finish to reach eight under for the day,

Oriol believes his game is in great shape – and is full of

confidence for the rest of the week.

Bradley Neil returned to his form groove, breaking 70 for the umpteenth time over the past month or two. His five-under 67 has him in joint fifth place.
Scores after Round One:
par 72
64 P Oriol (Spn)  
65 E Van Rooyen (SAf)  
66 S Einhaus (Ger) , M Lundberg (Swe)  
67 N Cullen (Australia) , J Makitalo (Finland) , H Rönneblad (Swe) , J Guerrier (Fra) , B Neil (Sco) , R Enoch (Wales)  
68 M Rohwer (SAf) , M Fenasse (Fra) , R Santos (Port) , G Moynihan (Ire) , J McDonald (Sco) , B Virto (Spn) , O Bergqvist (Swe) , O Floren (Swe) , T Lawrence (SAf) , A Schwartz (Fra) , C Mivis (Belgium) , M Svensson (am) (Swe) 
69 S Kim (USA) , M Haastrup (Denmark) , S Hutsby (Eng) , J Lando Casanova (Fra) , J Sarasti (Esp) , C Griffiths (Eng) , J Garcia Pinto (Spn) , M Schneider (Ger) , J Girrbach (Switz) , N Ravano (Ita) , G Boyd (Eng) , E Goya (Arg) , B Poke (Denmark) , R Kellett (Sco) , R Karlsson (Swe) , T Widing (am) (Swe) , F Nilehn (am) (Swe) 
70 R Sciot-Siegrist (Fra) , J Bower (Eng) , R Evans (Eng) , T Linard (Fra) , M Lampert (Ger) , L Buijs (Netherlands) , A Bernadet (Fra) , M Delpodio (Ita) , A Tadini (Ita) , C Bouniol (Fra) , T Murray (Eng) , M Cort (Eng) , M Ovesen (Denmark) , P Carlsson (Swe) , W Besseling (Netherlands) , N Møller (Denmark) , M Godoy (Arg) , J Allan (Eng) , R Petersson (Swe) , E Johansen (Norway) , B Hellgren (Swe) , L Vaisanen (Finland) , P Gal (Czech) , O Farr (Wales) , K Samooja (Finland)  
71 G Pinto (Port) , S Fernandez (Spn) , O Lengden (Swe) , B Eccles (Australia) , E España (Fra) , H Casey (Eng) , P Howard (Eng) , M Søgaard (Denmark) , M Trappel (Austria) , N Geyger (Chile) , C Blomstrand (Swe) , E Di Nitto (Ita) , C Feldborg Nielsen (Swe) , C Sharvin (Nir) , J Senior (Eng) , G Porteous (Eng) , J Harrison (Eng) ,
72 K Phelan (Irl) , H Joannes (Bel) , S Brown (Eng) , N Lindstrom (Swe) , O Suhr (Den) , S Forsström (Swe) , M Wiegele (Aut) , J Van Der Vaart (Ned) , T Shadbolt (Eng) , A Saddier (Fra) , N Hellberg (Fin) , J Heath (Eng) , M Baldwin (Eng) , J Sjöholm (Swe) , F Laporta (Ita) , A Pavan (Ita) , K Eriksson (Swe) , F Bergamaschi (Ita) , B Hafthorsson (Isl) , J Kunzenbacher (Ger) , A Blomme (am) (Swe)  
73 G Migliozzi (Ita) , D Van Driel (Netherlands) , L Gagli (Ita) , H Bergman (Swe) , L Robinson (Eng) , J Glennemo (Swe) , C Ford (Eng) , C Del Moral (Spn) , M Johansson (Swe) , J Arnøy (Nor) , M Ortolani (Ita) , A Wennstam (Swe) , A Rai (Eng) , R James (Wales) , J McLeary (Sco) , M Ford (Eng) , F Maccario (Ita) 
74 T Pulkkanen (Fin) , A Gabella (Switz) , E Cuartero Blanco (Spn) , M Laskey (Wales) , A Velasco (Spn) , F Daux (Fra) , C Baumann (Swe) , J Hansen (Denmarl) , K Hesbois (Belgium), D Vancsik (Arg) , S Jeppesen (Swe) , M Cabrera-Bello (Spn) , J Rask (Swe) ,
75 K Johannessen (Norway) , M Madsen (Denmark) , M Lafeber (Netherlands) , C Aronsen (Norway) , R Hjelm (Denmark)  
76 B Paolini (USA) , T Rodrigues (Port) , R Charania (Kenya) , E Lipparelli (Ita) , P Gustafsson (Swe) , B Åkesson (Swe) , O Gillberg (am) (Swe) 
77 J Doherty (Sco) , G Adell (Swe) , J Vecchi Fossa (Ita) , S Arnold (Australia) , C Bull (Eng) , V Perez (Fra) , P Mejow (Ger) , T Yamac (am) (Turkey) 
78 A Altuntas (Tur) 

80 O Stark (Swe) , G Yang (SKor) , D Berna Manzanares (Spn)


Craig Lee and Stephen Gallacher in top 10

A birdie blitz on the back nine saw Julian Suri join Richard McEvoy at the top of the leaderboard in Germany as the first round of the Porsche European Open reached its conclusion.
Afternoon starter Suri, who is currently second in the Road to Oman Rankings on the Challenge Tour, took advantage of all four of the par fives on the back nine at Green Eagle Golf Courses as he fired five birdies in his last eight holes to get to six under par and grab a share of the lead in Hamburg.
McEvoy, who recently won the SSE Scottish Hydro Challenge, had held the outright lead for most of the day after posting a flawless 66 in the morning.
Defending champion Alexander Levy, Charl Schwartzel, Stuart Manley and Chris Paisley sit in a tie for third on five under with opening rounds of 67. 
Levy, who currently sits in 19th position in the Race to Dubai Rankings, fired five birdies in the final six holes of his first round to get to five under, while afternoon starter Paisley mixed seven birdies with two bogeys in his first round.
Craig Lee and Stephen Gallacher are in the top 10, thanks to both hitting the 68 mark.

par 72
66 J Suri (USA), R McEvoy (Eng).

67 A Levy (Fra), C Paisley (Eng) , S Manley (Wal) , C Schwartzel (SAf)

68 K Aphibarnrat (Thai), J Fahrbring (Swe), P Reed (USA), A Chesters (Eng), S

Gallacher (Sco) , C Lee (Sco) , J Lima (Port) , E De La Riva (Spn) , L Canter


69 T Olesen (Den) , C Koepka (USA) , B Hebert (Fra) , M Kieffer (Ger) , T Lewis

(Eng) , S Tiley (Eng) , F Aguilar (Chile) , G Bourdy (Fra) , P Saksansin (Thai) , M

Siem (Ger) , R Jacquelin (Fra) , J Donaldson (Wal) , L Slattery (Eng) , P Hanson

(Swe) , N Elvira (Spn) , R Karlberg (Swe) , S Crocker (am) (USA)
70 B Dredge (Wal) , P Widegren (Swe) , R Ramsay (Sco) , H Arkenau (Ger) , C

Hanson (Eng) , R Rock (Eng) , R Sterne (SAf) , S Rahman (Ban) , S Gros (Fra) ,

T Fisher Jnr (SAf) , R McCarthy (Australia) , M Wallace (Eng) , M Carlsson

(Swe) , Z Lombard (SAf) , J Smith (Eng) , P McBride (am) (Ire) , W Zalatoris

(am) (USA)

71 T Chuayprakong (Thai) , W Ashun (China) , P Maddy (Eng) , S Henry (Sco) ,

J Edfors (Swe) , T Detry (Belgium) , A Björk (Swe) , L Cianchetti (Ita) , O Fisher

(Eng) , S Dyson (Eng) , A Hall (Aus) , P Khongwatmai (Thai) , P Angles (Spn) ,

D Papadatos (Aus) , A Otaegui (Spn) , M Kramer (Ger) , J Dantorp (Swe) , M

Nixon (Eng) , M Manassero (Ita) , J Ahlers (SAf) , S Khan (Eng) , D Boonma

(Thai) , J Kruger (SAf)

72 M Foster (
Eng) , J Luiten (Netherlands) , A Connelly (Canada) , R Kakko

(Finland) , S Heisele (Ger) , Yan-Wei (China) , K Broberg (Swe) , M Warren

(Sco) , A Halvorsen (Nor) , G Stal (Fra) , J Morrison (Eng) , F Fritsch (Ger) , P

Meesawat (Thai) , M Jonzon (Swe) , S Webster (Eng) , J Parry (Eng) , S Walker

(Eng) , N Bertasio (Ita) , P Peterson (USA) , N Fasth (Swe) , J Walker (USA) , M

Ilonen (Fin) , D Fox (Australia) , J Hicks (USA)

D Brooks (Eng) , B Staben (Ger) , R Gouveia (Port) , J Walters (SAf) , M

Armitage (Eng) , T Pilkadaris (Australia) , R Gonzalez (Arg) , H Otto (SAf) , J

Campillo (Spn) , R Finch (Eng) , L Jensen (Denmark) , G King (Eng)
74 R Echenique (Arg) , J Stalter (Fra) , M Orrin (Eng) , O Bekker (RSA) , R

Wattel (Fra) , R Langasque (Fra) , T Bjørn (Den) , D Lipsky (USA) , E Pepperell

(Eng) , A Knappe (Ger) , B Etchart (Spn) , P Dedek (Czech) , J Winther

(Denmark , P Dunne (Ire)
75 C Selfridge (NIre), G Storm (Eng) , C Shih-Chang (Taipei) , B Evans (Eng) ,

B Ritthammer (Ger) , J Rutherford (Eng)

76 K Horne (RSA) , A Karlsson (Swe) , S Soderberg (Swe) , N Johansson

(Swe) , G Havret (Fra) , C Pigem (Spn) , N Kimsey (Eng) , P Perez (USA) , R

Johnson (Swe) , S Jamieson (Sco) , J Quesne (Fra) ,
77 D Perrier (Fra) , L Bjerregaard (Den) , D Howell (Eng) , B Matthews (USA) , J

Roos (SAf) , N Holman (Australia) , A Maestroni (Ita) , A Da Silva (Brazil) , N

Adank (Ger)
78 P Tangkamolprasert (Tha) , D Stewart (Sco) , R Green (Aus) 
79 M Hoey (NIre), P Swangarunporn (Thai)
80 Z Scotland (Eng)
84 A Quiros (Spn)


It's that man Langer again! Senior Open leader

with a 69 at Royal Porthcawl

Some things never change!
Returning to the Royal Porthcawl links in South Wales where he won the Senior Open championship by 13 strokes in 2014, Florida-based Germany Bernhard Langer is setting the pace with a first-round, two-under-par 69.
He leads by one shot from England's Carl Mason and Argentina's Mauricio Molina.
Colin Montgomerie is one of seven players on the par-71 mark.




Hay and Dennett win PGA Super-60s

Scot John Hay, pro at Waterlooville Golf Club near Portsmouth, and his amateur partner from the same club, Rob Dennett, won the PGA Super-60s 36-hole tournament at Wollaton Vale Golf Club today.
They had better-ball rounds of 63 and 62 for a 17-under-par total of 125 which enabled them to win the title - and £1,250 for Hay - by five strokes. 
Hay turned 60 last week.







Only three Scots of the 16 in the starting field survived the cut in the EuroPro Tour event at Luton Hoo Hotel golf course.
Daniel Kay (Renaissance) made it with three shots to spare after rounds of 70 and 69 for 139 and, eight shots behind leader Sam Connor (67-64 for 131), he has a chance of a decent cash prize if he can get under the par of 73 again in the final round.
Paul Lawrie's nephew, Sean Lawrie, shot one of the day's lowest rounds, a seven-under 66 - an improvement of 10 strokes - to qualify for the final round on the limit mark of 142. Lawrie had an eagle 3 at the par-5 16th and birdies at the second, fifth, sixth, seventh, 12th and 18th in halves of 32-34. He bogeyed the short 15th.
The only other Scottish qualifier was Neil Fenwick (Dunbar) with a pair of 71s for 142.

Par 146 (2x73)
131 S Connor (Alsager) 67 64.
133 J Colegate (Deangate Ridge) 67 66
134 S Fallon (North Middlesex) 67 67.

139 D Kay (Renaissance) 70 69 (T16)
142 N Fenwick (Dunbar) 71 71, S Lawrie (Paul Lawrie GC) 76 66 (T42)

143 L Allan (Alva) 73 70, J Henry (Clydebank and Dist) 70 73.
144 D Hendry (Blackstar) 74 70, J Gallagher (Duddingston) 74 70.
145 J McColl (Kingsbarns PA) 71 74.
146 C O'Neil (Mearns Castle) 69 77, P Robinson (Largs) 77 69
147 C Lawrie (Paul Lawrie GC) 78 69, F Moore (Glenbervie) 75 72, M Stewart (Troon Welbeck) 78 69.
148 R Campbell (Golf in Scotland) 77 71.
151 J Mullaney (unatt) 74 76.
153 W Booth (Pitlochry Golf) 80 73.


Play it again, Sam ... and you will be a winner at Luton!
Sam Connor commands a two-shot lead on 15-under-par ahead of the final round of the PGA EuroPro Tour’s Matchroom Sport Championship at Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf and  Spa in Bedfordshire.
The Alsager golfer (Alsager Golf & Country Club) carded a superb second-round 63, nine under par, to assume the top spot two shots clear of Jack Colegate (Deangate Ridge Golf Club) in second place.
Connor said: “I started off pretty solid but had to make some good shots in bad weather to stay in it. On my back nine I really got into a groove. I felt like I couldn’t have scored much better on those nine holes today.”
Carding his back nine in 30 including a fantastic eagle on the 8th Connor is looking forward to tomorrow.
He said: “These guys are good and will be shooting low scores again tomorrow so it doesn’t change my mind set at all. I’ve just got to play the same way, I’m feeling confident and relaxed because I played well.”
Colegate carded an impressive -7 for the round to finish the second day on -13 overall, but it wasn’t enough to clinch the top spot from Connor, who ended the day with five birdies and two eagles.
Scott Fallon (North Middlesex) sits a shot behind Colegate on -12 for the tournament and a further two golfers in the form of Luke Johnson (King’s Lynn Golf Club), and James Ruebotham are close behind Fallon; both 11 under par heading into the final round.
Elsewhere, Luke Jackson (Lindrick Golf Club) eagled his last two holes of the round to make the cut at -4 for the day; and two-time winner on this year’s tour Chris Lloyd (The Kendleshire) is -9 overall.
A cut to the leading 51 professionals and ties has now been made, with those four under par or better proceeding to play the final round, after which the winner will take home £10,000 from a £50,000 fund.
Spectator entry is free of charge and live scoring is available at Highlights from Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa will air on Sky Sports Golf on Tuesday, August 8.


Longniddry lad in top 20 at European Young

Masters after a 73 in Norway

Cameron Gallagher (Longniddry) and Aidan O'Hagan (Old Ranfurly) shot scores of 73 and 77 respectively in the first round of the European Young Masters at Oslo Golf Club, Norway.
Home-land player Mikkel Antonsen spread-eagled the field with a brilliant round of nine-under-par 63 to lead by four strokes from Norwegian compatriot Bard Bjornevik Skogen, Conor Gough (England) and Ireland's Luke O'Neil.
Gallagher is T18 and O'Hagan T41




Royal Deeside Classic points leaders
James Luff (Rushmore) leads by 6pt in the men's section and Kathy McKay (St Regulus Ladies) has a 4pt advantage in the women's event at the Royal Deeside Classic after Stableford points rounds at Banchory, Aboyne and Braemar.
The tournament ends at Ballater tomorrow (Friday).
James Luff (Rushmore) 114pt
Neil Paterson (Royal Aberdeen) 108
Alan Thomson (Uphall) 107
John McPherson (Banchory) 106
David Foster (Lundin) 105
Jockie Lawrence (Torphins) 104
David Cowe sen(Banchory) 104
Steven Smith (APC) 102
Alan Gray (Westhill) 102
Kathy McKay (St Regulus) 107pt
Claire McPherson (Banchory) 103
Morag Wardrop (Turnhouse) 102
Liz Robinson (Conwy) 96
Lesley Campbell (Glencorse) 96
Rosemary Weir (Rushmore) 92
Alison Wilson (Uphall) 92
Jean Sayers (Gosforth) 91

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Clark Alexander (Murcar Links) bt Brian Barclay (Montrose Mercantile) at 20th
Ian Mitchell (Royal Montrose) bt Nick Bance (Newbury and Crookham) at 21st

11 – 24 HANDICAP
Andrew Tringham (Montrose Mercantile) bt William Creevy (St Meddans) at 21st
Scott McWilliam (Montrose  Caledonia) bt Arthur Forsyth (Royal Montrose) 1 hole
Dan Maracich (World Woods) bt Andrew Cole (Drumpellier) 2 and 1
Brian McKay (Royal Montrose) bt Michael Gove (Montrose Mercantile) 1 hole
Wayne Henderson (Montrose Mercantile) bt Neill Colbert (Montrose Caledonia) 1 hole
Patrick Boyle (Hamilton) b Nicky Williamson (Arbroath Artisans) 2 holes
Corry Marshall (Royal Montrose) bt Deryk McLean (Royal Montrose) 1 hole
Andrew Speirs (Brechin) bt Calum Fraser (Brechin) 2 and 1
Gary Tough (Edzell) bt Gavin Hemsley (Montrose Mercantile) 6 and 5
Ross Coull (Royal Montrose) bt Liam Balneaves (Carnoustie) 3 and 2

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French teenager tames the winds

 to lead the Carris Trophy 

French teenager Jean Bekirian takes a one-shot lead into tomorrow’s final round of the Carris Trophy after an exciting third round on a blustery day at West Sussex Golf Club.

The 15-year-old is six-under par after his best day yet in the English U18 boys’ open championship, carding a bogey-free round of three-under 65. “Today is moving day – and I moved,” he said.

He’s being chased by Italy’s Andrea Romano, who soared up the leaderboard with his five-under 63, the low round of the championship so far.

England’s Robin Williams (pictured) is also firmly in the mix. He joined the lead on six-under after a brilliant spell on the back nine when he had three birdies in four holes, but slipped back to three-under with dropped shots on 16 and 17.

“It was disappointing,” said the 15-year-old boy international from Peterborough Milton. “All through the front nine I knew things were going to turn out good and I was just waiting for the one thing to click. I made a good birdie on 12 and the putts started to drop.”

He added more birdies on 13 and 15, but then found trouble in the heather on 16 on his way to a double bogey and failed to get up and down for par on 17. “I didn’t really focus and stick to my game plan. I kept trying to push and make more birdies and that was my mistake,” said Williams.

However, he’ll be in the final group tomorrow and says: “I’m not far behind, anything can happen.”

In the group ahead of him, the lead changed hands between Italy’s Julien Paltrinieri, who was six-under at the start of the day, and Bekirian. Paltrinieri started well and got to eight-under, but his score slipped as he caught bunkers and missed greens in the gusting winds. He ended the day tied with Williams in a share of third place.

Bekirian, meanwhile, was drawing on the experience of playing in the wind which he gained in the recent Scottish U16 championship. “It was very good practice,” he said as he described how he learned to play a shot without spin.

It stood him in very good stead as he conjured up birdies on the first two holes and on the 15th, alongside some fighting par saves.

“This is my best day of the competition, I had three birdies and no bogeys, that’s very good. I hit a lot of greens and the chipping was very good for par.”

The round of the day came from Romano, the Italian U18 champion. He started the championship with four-under 64, dropped back in the second round with 72, but came storming back with today’s 63.

He got off to a fast start with birdies on the first two holes and reached the turn at three-under. He had another birdie on the difficult par three 12th, which he described as a bonus, and yet another on the 15th where he holed from 30ft. The tricky 16th cost him a shot after he tangled with the heather, but he had a chip-in birdie on 17 and finished with a steady par.

“I shall just be focussed tomorrow and believe in it. It’s my character, I never give up, I always believe.”
Two players are two-under: Italy’s Kevin Latchayya and Scotland’s Eric McIntosh; while the Netherland’s Jerry Ji is one-under. England’s Jack Cope (The Players Club, Gloucestershire) and Ben Quinney (Bearsted, Kent) are both level par.

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McIntosh lying handy with one round

to go in Carris Trophy

Scottish boys match-play champion Eric McIntosh is in joint fifth position, four shots behind the French leader, Jean Bekirian, with one round to go in the English U18 boys' open amateur tournament for the Carris Trophy at West Sussex Golf Club.
McIntosh has had rounds of 66, 68 and 68 for a two-under-par total of 202 over the par-68 course.
John Paterson (St Andrews New) is sharing 21st place on 207 with scores of 66, 70 and 71.
The only other Scot in the big field, Darren Howie (Peebles), is T31 with rounds of 67, 73 and 69 for 209.

SSS 71. CSS 70 71 70




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Gary Tough (Edzell) bt Kevin Gall (Royal Montrose) 5 and 4
Gavin Hemsley (Montrose Mercantile) bt Sean Logue (Royal Montrose) at 22nd
Ross Coull (Royal Montrose) bt Andrew Maiden (Montrose Mercantile) 3 and 2
Liam Balneaves (Carnoustie) bt Ross Colquhoun (Craigielaw) 1 hole
Wayne Henderson (Montrose Mercantile) bt Alan Cunningham (Royal Montrose) at  22nd 
Neill Colbert (Montrose Caledonia) bt Liam Scott (Arbroath Artisans) 4 and 2
Nicky Williamson (Arbroath Artisans) bt Andy Boyd (Montrose Mercantile) 4 and 2 
Patrick Boyle (Hamilton) bt Ross Sinclair (Kintore) 1 hole 
Corry Marshall (Royal Montrose) bt Rory Bain (Edzell) 2 and 1 
Deryk McLean (Royal Montrose) bt Kevin Craig (Montrose Mercantile) 6 and 5 
Calum Fraser (Brechin) bt Jeff Strachan (Royal Montrose) 4 and 3 
Andrew Speirs (Brechin) beat Colin Duffus (Royal Aberdeen) 20th
11 – 24 HANDICAP
Andrew Tringham (Montrose Mercantile) bt Martin Coull (Carnoustie) 1 hole 
William Creevy (St Meddans) bt Jack Dalgarno (Montrose Mercantile) 8 and 6
Arthur Forsyth (Royal Montrose) bt Brad Gibson (St Andrew) 4 and 2 
Scott McWilliam (Montrose Caledonia) bt Chris Beattie (Royal Montrose) 2 holes 
Dan Maracich (World Woods) bt Stewart Spark (Edzell) 1 hole 
Andrew Cole (Drumpellier) bt Hans Nissen (Henne) 3 and 1 
Brian McKay (Royal Montrose) bt Steven Gordon (Montrose Mercantile) 4 and 3 
Michael Gove (Montrose Mercantile) bt Tom McKay (Montrose Mercantile) 4 and 3

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Calum Scott (13) gets first Scotland cap in boys' home internationals
Calum Scott, the 13-year-old from Nairn, has been rewarded for his recent outstanding form with a call-up to the Scotland side for the boys’ home internationals.

The scratch player, who won the Global Golf Post Scottish U16 boys' championship  at Fairmont St Andrews earlier this month, will tee up in the Under-18 team event three months before his 14th birthday - a notable achievement.
Scott, pictured, is enjoying sibling rivalry with his older brother Sandy, a European amateur team winner at men’s level last year, and is looking forward to pulling on the Scotland shirt at St Annes Old Links, Lancashire from  August 8 to 10. 
The Highlander, joined by another 13-year-old in Aidan O’Hagan (Old Ranfurly) in the Scotland boys’ team, said:
“I’m delighted to have been selected at boys’ level, having played really well over the last couple of months and winning my first national event in St Andrews.
"Playing in the boys’ home internationals has maybe come a little earlier than expected, but I can’t wait to play at this level. I like to have some friendly rivalry with Sandy and I’m enjoying my golf, playing with a lot of good pals around my age with low handicaps at Nairn. We push each other on, practising together and playing a lot.”
Sandy Scott has been selected for the Scotland men’s team for their home internationals at Moortown Golf Club, Leeds from  August 16-18, with the side also featuring Carrick Neill Scottish stroke play champion Liam Johnston (Dumfries and County) and another Walker Cup contender in Craig Howie (Peebles).
Top-ranked Scots Robert MacIntyre (Glencruitten) and Connor Syme (Drumoig) are both unavailable, having earned qualification for the US Amateur Championship at Riviera GC from August 14-20. 
For the first time this season, the winners of the Scottish men’s, women’s, boys’ and girls’ amateur championships secure automatic spots in their respective Home Internationals sides, with Hannah Darling (Broomieknowe), Greg Dalziel (Airdrie) and Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) sealing their places.
The girls’ and women's home internationals both take place at Little Aston Golf Club, Sutton Coldfield in the English Midlands from August 9 to 11 
The men’s side will be finalised after next week’s Scottish Amateur Championship at Prestwick with two places still available.
The Scottish Golf National Squads are sponsored by Aberdeen Asset Management and supported by sportscotland.
Scotland Girls’ Team: Home Internationals
Kirsty Brodie (Strathmore)
Hannah Darling (Broomieknowe)
Louise Duncan (West Kilbride)
Jillian Farrell (Cardross)
Hazel MacGarvie (Ladies Golf Club Troon)
Jasmine Mackintosh (Hazlehead)
Molly Richmond (Strathaven)
    Scotland Women’s Team: Home Internationals
      Gemma Batty (Moffat)
      Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm)
      Chloe Goadby (St Regulus Ladies Golf Club)
      Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies)
      Hannah McCook (Grantown-on-Spey)
      Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne)
      Clara Young (North Berwick)
        Scotland Boys’ Team: Home Internationals
          Jack Broun (Ayr Belleisle)
          Callum Bruce (Duff House Royal)
          Greg Dalziel (Airdrie)
          Campbell Gibson (Blairgowrie)
          Darren Howie (Peebles)
          Lewis Irvine (Kirkhill)
          Eric McIntosh (Bruntsfield Links)
          Aidan O’Hagan (Old Ranfurly)
          John Paterson (St Andrews New)
          Calum Scott (Nairn)
          Marc Watt (Inverallochy)
            Scotland Men’s Team: Home Internationals
            Rory Franssen (Inverness)
            Craig Howie (Peebles)
            Liam Johnston (Dumfries and Co)
            Ryan Lumsden (Royal Wimbledon)
            Chris Maclean (Balmore)
            Craig Ross (Kirkhill)
            Sandy Scott (Nairn)
            Jamie Stewart (Old Ranfurly)
            Euan Walker (Kilmarnock Barassie)
            +Two further players to be selected after the Scottish men’s amateur championship next week.

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