Lydia Ko set for Ladies Scottish Open

2015 06 Lydia Ko
• Kiwi teen to make Scottish pro debut next month
• Ladies Scottish Open to help her 'acclimatise' to links golf
• "I've heard great things about the event," says 18-year-old


Lydia Ko has confirmed that she will make her Ladies Scottish Open debut this year.

The New Zealander, who had the women’s world No.1 ranking taken from her last night by the three-time Women’s PGA champion Inbee Park, has added her name to a stellar field that is set to assemble at Dundonald Links, pictured below, next month.
"Scotland is of course the home of golf and somewhere I would like to play more often." - Lydia Ko

The 18-year-old joins the likes of Suzann Pettersen, Mel Reid, Catriona Matthew, Charley Hull and Tiger Woods’ niece Cheyenne Woods in playing the event, scheduled for July 24-26. It will be Ko’s first professional appearance in Scotland and will take place just a week before she contests the RICOH Women’s British Open just a few miles down the Ayrshire coast at Trump Turnberry.

“I've heard great things about the Ladies Scottish Open so I'm extremely excited to be playing in it" she said.

"Scotland is of course the home of golf and somewhere I would like to play more often. To play Dundonald Links ahead of the RICOH will be a great fortnight of golf and I can’t wait to play in front of all the Scottish fans.

Dundonald Links

"It’s important for me to play on the international circuit amongst the world’s best players and on the world’s best courses. Links golf always makes things more interesting and with the field being assembled for the Ladies Scottish Open it will be a tough test, but I’m looking forward to it and acclimatising to links golf ahead of Turnberry the following week.”

Bill Donald, the general manager of Loch Lomond Golf Club and Dundonald Links, added: “We are delighted that Lydia Ko will be playing in the Ladies Scottish Open. It is a superb endorsement for the event and, of course, we at Dundonald Links are delighted that Lydia joins what is already an exceptional play list. The course is in great shape and, with designer Kyle Philips’ magic touch, it will be a true links test for all concerned.”

Lydia Ko at the Ladies Scottish Open

See Lydia Ko and some of the brightest stars in women’s golf in action in the 2015 Ladies Scottish Open, taking place from July 24-26 at Dundonald Links. For more information and tickets, log-on to Follow the event on Twitter: @AberdeenLSO

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