Scottish Golf has today named the squads for the upcoming European Ladies, European Boys and European Amateur (Men’s) Team Championships. Supported by Aberdeen Standard Investments, Scotland’s Men, Women and Boys’ teams will compete across Europe later this month. The European Amateur Team Championship will take place in Sweden at Ljunghussen Golf Club from the 9th to 13th July and following a successful fortnight with two second place finishes at the British and European Amateur Championships, Kilmarnock Barassie’s Euan Walker is among the players selected to represent Scotland in Sweden.
Speaking to Scottish Golf on his selection to the Men’s team, Walker said, “To play for Scotland has been very rewarding and I have had so many great memories competing and representing Scotland accords the world. It is always a privilege to play for my country and I am looking forward to representing Scotland again in the upcoming European team championships.”
Asked about his recent run of form, Walker added, “The last few weeks have been a culmination of a lot of hard work that I have put in. Working to change my technique has allowed me to compete at the highest level of amateur golf in Europe and perhaps the world. To finish runner up in both the British and European Amateur championships is an incredibly positive step forward with regards to my golf game. To play for Scotland has been very rewarding and I have had so many great memories competing and representing Scotland accords the world. It is always a privilege to play for Scotland and I am looking forward to representing my country again in the upcoming European team championships.”
Sandy Scott, who also performed well at The British Amateur Championship, reaching the last eight, will also be in the Men’s team. Scott’s 15-year old brother, Calum Scott, has also been selected as part of the squad travelling to Toya Golf and Country Club in Poland for the European Boys Team Championships which will take place between the 10th and 13th July.
Scott will be joined by fellow under-16s Gregor Graham and Ruben Lindsay. All three players were recently part of the Scotland team who won the Under-16 Boys Quadrangular earlier in the year at Troon.
On being selected to represent Scotland, Scott said, “I was really delighted to find out I was in the team. It is always a great feeling to represent your country and this is really good. I am really looking forward to representing Scotland at the event, I like team golf and it is always something that I enjoy being a part of. I like to compete as a team and the Championships will be really competitive. We will be trying our best to get back up to division one this year and I am looking forward to the challenge.”
The European Ladies Team Championship will take place from the 9th to 13th July at Is Molas Golf Club in Italy. Aboyne’s Shannon McWilliam and Royal Troon’s Hazel MacGarvie, who were recently selected as part of the Great Britain and Ireland Vagliano Trophy team, will be part of the squad. They will be joined by 15-year old Hannah Darling, who was also selected for the Junior Vagliano Trophy team.
Following her selection being announced, a delighted McWilliam told Scottish Golf, “It is a great honour to play for your country and it is a great opportunity to meet so many players that become friends for life. Playing for your country is so exciting and it is an experience you will never forget.”
On her recent appearance at the Vagliano Trophy, McWilliam added, “Being part of the GB & Ireland team was a great experience. Playing foursomes with Hazel MacGarvie was really good fun as well and the whole event was great. I enjoy playing in events like this because you have your whole team around you and I can’t wait to be part of more team golf with Scotland at the European Team Championships.”
Martin Gilbert, Chairman of Aberdeen Standard Investments, said, “It’s great to see such strong line-ups named for the 2019 European Team Championships. It’s a big year for Scottish golf with the upcoming Scottish Opens at The Renaissance Club and The Solheim Cup at Gleneagles. Some of the names announced today will surely become some of the stars of the future and we wish them the best of luck competing across Europe later this month.”
A full list of Scottish Golf Teams for the European Amateur (Men’s) Team Championship, European Ladies Championship and European Boys’ Team Championship are detailed below.
European Amateur Team Championship, Ljunghusen Golf Club, Sweden, 9th to 13th July
- Ryan Lumsden, Royal Wimbledon
- Euan McIntosh, Turnhouse
- Sandy Scott, Nairn G
- Jamie Stewart, Old Course Ranfurly
- Euan Walker, Kilmarnock Barassie
- James Wilson, Balmore
European Ladies Team Championship, Is Molas Golf Club, Italy, 9th to 13th July
- Eilidh Briggs, Kilmacolm
- Penny Brown, Worthing
- Hannah Darling, Broomieknowe
- Chloe Goadby, St Regulus
- Hazel MacGarvie, Royal Troon
- Shannon McWilliam, Aboyne
European Boys Team Championship, Toya Golf and Country Club, Wroclaw, Poland, 10th to 13th July •
- Ben Carberry, Falkirk Golf Club
- Cameron Gallagher, Longniddry Golf Club
- Gregor Graham, Blairgowrie Golf Club
- Ruben Lindsay, Ayr Belleisle Golf Club
- Aamar Saleem, New Golf Club, St Andrews
- Calum Scott, Nairn Golf Club