Thursday, July 27, 2017

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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