Beth Allen aiming for UK double at Dundonald

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• Falkirk-based Beth Allen chasing second victory in three weeks
• The 33-year-old confident ahead of Ladies Scottish Open
• Lydia Ko and Suzann Pettersen are also in the star-studded field

BETH ALLEN | LADIES SCOTTISH OPEN

Falkirk-based American Beth Allen is targeting a unique UK double at this week’s Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open, a fortnight after claiming her maiden LET title at the ISPS HANDA Ladies European Masters.


Allen, 33, edged out Leona Maguire by one shot at Buckinghamshire Golf Club and the win lifted her up to third on the Ladies European Tour Order of Merit behind Gwladys Nocera and Melissa Reid.

And she believes the win has given her a significant confidence boost as she prepares to tee it up at Dundonald Links this week, a familiar venue to the Californian after she finished third in a Paul Lawrie Ladies Tartan Tour even last June.
"Scotland is a special place for most golf lovers" - Beth Allen

“The win has certainly given me confidence in my golf and I'm hoping it shows in Scotland,” said Beth Allen. “I'm looking forward to playing links again in competition. I'm really excited to go back because the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open is my home away from home event so I'll have some support and that is always nice.

“Scotland is a special place for most golf lovers. It's the home of golf and playing links there is kind of magic. It's so different from playing where I am from in the States and that makes it exciting.”

The quality of the course, increased prize money of €500,000 and timing of the event, one week before the Ricoh Women’s British Open at nearby Turnberry, has drawn an impressive cast including Lydia Ko and Suzann Pettersen, the world’s second and seventh ranked women golfers respectively.

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“The field is incredibly strong this year at the AAM Scottish Open and that is great. Any time a Ladies European Tour event draws players like Lydia Ko over its exciting,” said Allen.

The event's unique pro-am format sees 80 amateurs and celebrities tee it up alongside a limited field of 80 of the top female golfers in the world. The 54-hole tournament is played over three days and is the only annual professional Ladies European Tour event in Scotland.
"Meeting new people is something about golf that I really enjoy" - Beth Allen

“Being a pro-am format, the Scottish is different but I think a change is good every once in a while. Meeting new people is something about golf that I really enjoy and that always happens for me at the Scottish. It's also fun to be part of a team and not just be playing for ourselves.”

The Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open, which begins on Friday, is a key date in the qualification process for the Solheim Cup, which takes place in Germany from September 18.

Beth Allen :: Can she win?


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