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Nairn teenage golfer Calum Scott honoured by selection to Great Britain and Ireland squad for 49th Walker Cup

By Andrew Henderson

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Nairn teenager Calum Scott has called his Walker Cup selection an “absolute honour”.

At the start of September, Scott will be part of the 10-strong Great Britain and Ireland squad that will go head-to-head against their American counterparts in a showcase of the best amateur golfers on either side of the pond.

Nairn golfer Calum Scott.
Nairn golfer Calum Scott.

It is the next accomplishment of a strong season for Scott, who finished third in the St Andrews Links Trophy and inside the top 35 at the Scottish Amateur Championships.

He has also secured sponsorship from house builders Springfield Properties as he bids to turn a fledgling amateur career into a professional one.

Scott follows in elder brother Sandy’s footsteps with his Walker Cup selection, and the 19-year-old is delighted to get the chance to write his own name in the history books.

He said: “It is an absolute honour to be picked to represent Great Britain and Ireland in the 49th Walker Cup at St Andrews.

“This one feels a little more special as it is being played in my home country.

“I can’t wait to play in front of everyone and I’m looking forward to competing with my Great Britain and Ireland teammates against USA.

“It’s been a very good last few years with my golf trending in the right direction each year.

“It tells me that all my hard work is paying off and I would like to thank Springfield for their support over the last couple of years.”

Springfield chief executive officer Innes Smith said: “It’s fantastic Calum has secured a spot in the Walker Cup team. It’s recognition of his hard work and determination for his passion and we’re delighted to help him on his golfing journey.

"As a golfer at Nairn myself, this is really exciting that a local upcoming player is competing on such an iconic platform. We wish Calum the very best in the tournament.”

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