This year the Scottish Amateur is being played at Southerness Golf Club, Dumfriesshire from the 19th-23rd May. Midlothian has 14 members taking part in the Championship. As well as all the normal trophies that are up for grabs, this year the SLGA have introduced The McNeil Trophy to commemorate 100 years of County Golf. For this, each County has been invited to nominate a team of 3 players and a reserve. The best 2 scratch scores from the 3 on each of the 2 qualifying days will count and the winners will be the team with the lowest overall score. Midlothian will be represented by Jane Turner, following her Scottish Universities Order of Merit and British Universities Stroke-Play Championship wins, and Louise Fraser and Rachael Watton who were the leading qualifiers in the recently held County Championship. Fiona de Vries, third qualifier in the Championship, has been named as our reserve.

We wish all of the participants a great week of golf. We hope the weather is fine, you enjoy the course, your golf is good, you enjoy your week, more importantly you enjoy the party on Friday night and, most importantly, the McNeil Trophy is brought to Midlothian for its first year!

Scottish Ladies’ (Close) Amateur Championship