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Nairn golfer is selected to play for Scotland at World Championship

By Will Clark

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Nairn golfer Calum Scott.
Nairn golfer Calum Scott.

NAIRN golfer Calum Scott has been named in the Scotland squad for the World Amateur Team Championship which will take place in Abu Dhabi.

The 19-year-old will be one of three men who will represent Scotland in the United Arab Emirates in the competition which starts on Wednesday, October 18.

Scott will be joined by Connor Graham from Blairgowrie and Gregor Tait from Aldeburgh at the tournament.

In the women’s team, Hannah Darling of Broomieknowe, Carmen Griffiths of Aboyne and Lorna McClymont of Milngavie will represent Scotland.

Scott has enjoyed a strong season, including a third place finish in the 2023 St Andrews Links Trophy.

Scott, alongside, Graham was also selected for the Great Britain and Ireland team which competed in the 2023 Walker Cup team.

Scott followed in the footsteps of his older brother Sandy who also played for Great Britain and Ireland in the Walker Cup.

He has also secured sponsorship from house builders Springfield Properties as he bids to become a professional golfer.

The 33rd Men’s Championship for the Eisenhower Trophy will be held from October 18 to 21 and the 30th Women’s Championship for the Espirito Santo Trophy will be held from October 25 to 28.

The event dates back to 1958 and 2023 will mark the first time that this event has been hosted in the Middle East.

The event involves 72 holes of stroke play competition with each competing country fielding teams of two to three players with the two lowest scores counting per round.

Italy are the defending champions having won the last World Team Championship in Paris in 2022.

Scotland finished in 33rd place last year.

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