Eilidh Briggs will be seeking the perfect send off for the Curtis Cup when she lines up in an historic Scottish Ladies’ Amateur Championship at Prestwick from May 20-24.
The famous Ayrshire course is the venue for the 100th staging of the Championship and the event has attracted a strong field of 112 competitors.
Briggs will be flying out to the Curtis Cup at St Louis Country Club on May 26 - but there is work to be done before the long flight to Atlanta.
“it is the start of an exciting period in my golfing career.”
“I played in the British Women’s Strokeplay at Prestwick last year so I know it is a tough course of real quality,” said Eilidh Briggs.
“A lot will depend on the weather, if the wind blows it will be really difficult.
“I always enjoy playing in the Scottish and it is the start of an exciting period in my golfing career.”
Eilidh Briggs is a former Scottish Girls’ Champion, and was runner-up in the Scottish Championship as a teenager at Machrihanish in 2011. She lost the final to Louise Kenney. Her older sister, Megan, also won the title at Southerness in 2009.
The challengers to Eilidh Briggs
Alyson McKechin defends the trophy she won at Longniddry last year, and the field also includes the Scottish Junior Open Strokeplay Champion, Jessica Meek, who has just returned from her first year at the University of Missouri.
Rachel Walker of Dumfries and County is another back from the States, while the field also includes the in-form Scottish Girls’ Champion, Connie Jaffrey, who was second in last month’s Helen Holm Scottish Open Strokeplay Championship.
Eilidh Briggs and the rest of the field will play two rounds of strokeplay on Tuesday and Wednesday. The top 32 players then qualify for the knock-out stages. The 16 winners go on to compete for the Clarke Rosebowl, with the Championship final takes place on Saturday, May 24 at 9am.