• East Lothian course to stage Scottish Senior Open
• Event will be played from Aug 27-29 and have €250k purse
• Tournament to have new pro-am format
SCOTTISH SENIOR OPEN
Archerfield Links is set to stage the Scottish Senior Open for the first time this year, becoming the sixth different venue to host the long-running tournament.
With a prize fund of £250,000, the tournament – taking place from August 27-29 – will have a field of 60 European Senior Tour professionals, who will play alongside an amateur partner for the first two rounds before the professionals only contest the final round on Saturday, August 29.
Archerfield Links has hosted the Ladies Scottish Open since 2010, while it also hosts an annual charity pro-am event each June in conjunction with Senior Tour player Ian Woosnam.
The Fidra Links course, which will host the Scottish Senior Open, was designed by Senior Tour committee chairman David J. Russell, one of Woosnam’s assistant captains at the 2006 Ryder Cup, who is one of Archerfield Links’ two touring professionals, along with Catriona Matthew.
Andy Stubbs, managing director of the European Senior Tour, said: “The Scottish Senior Open is one of the longest running tournaments on the European Senior Tour schedule, and we are delighted to be visiting a new venue this year in Archerfield Links, which will be a magnificent course for our leading players to contest this prestigious title.
"We are delighted to continue our support of world-class golf events in Scotland." - Mike Cantlay, VisitScotland chairman
“The tournament will witness a new format this year enabling amateur golfers to play alongside some of the legends of the game and we must thank VisitScotland for their continued support, as well as East Lothian Council and Archerfield Links for hosting us for the first time.”
Mike Cantlay, chairman of VisitScotland, said: “We are delighted to continue our support of world-class golf events in Scotland, the home of golf, and to see the Scottish Senior Open move to yet another outstanding venue at Archerfield Links.
“East Lothian is renowned for being home to some of the best courses anywhere in the world and with the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open taking place at Gullane this year, as well as a number of other events throughout Scotland, it promises to be another hugely exciting summer of golf in the region and across the country as a whole.”
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