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Nairn golfer shooting for Walker Cup glory

By Staff Reporter

NAIRN golfer Sandy Scott believes he can help Great Britain and Ireland lift the famous old Walker Cup trophy at the Royal Liverpool course next month.

Sandy Scott. Picture The R&A
Sandy Scott. Picture The R&A

Scott, who cut his teeth at Nairn Golf Club, described his selection in the 10-strong Great Britain and Ireland squad to face the USA as anhonour.

The 21-year-old Texas Tech University student will fly back from the States within the next fortnight for the prestigious 99-year-old amateur contest on September 7th and 8th.

Since 2007 and the USA’s win at Royal County Down Golf Club, the biennial Walker Cup – the amateur version of the Ryder Cup – has been won by the home team.

Inclusion in the team marks Scott out as the first north golfer to make selection for the match play tournament since 1975.

Read more in today's Inverness Courier

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