Team Scottish Hydro line-up announced

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• Nine Scottish golfers selected for Team Scottish Hydro
• Will receive financial backing as part of the programme
• Andrew McArthur 'extremely grateful for continued support'


SSE Scottish Hydro announced today that nine players including Andrew McArthur and Pamela Pretswell will receive continued support from the Team Scottish Hydro programme.

The programme, which provides financial support and advice for emerging talented professionals on both the European Challenge Tour and the Ladies European Tour, had one of its most successful years in 2014 with Kylie Walker winning twice on the Ladies European Tour, while McArthur won for a second time on the Challenge Tour.

Despite his win, McArthur narrowly missed out on winning his full European Tour card and hopes that this year, he can finally turn his consistency into a top 15 finish and a place on the European Tour.
"This will be my fourth year as part of the team" - Andrew McArthur

“I am extremely grateful for the continued support from SSE Scottish Hydro,” said McArthur. “This will be my fourth year as part of the team and I am hopeful that this year will be the one that sees me secure my tour card.

“I have had opportunities to play on the European Tour last year and I hope to have several starts again this year so I know what to expect and I know what I need to do to get there.”

Joining McArthur in receiving support from the programme are fellow Challenge Tour players Jamie McLeary, George Murray and Duncan Stewart, Wallace Booth and Jack Doherty, while Tartan Tour player Chris Kelly will also continue to be backed.

Delighted at being a part of Team Scottish Hydro for the first time, Booth tweeted:

Wallace Booth tweet

Pretswell continues to receive support for a third year and is joined by 2014 LET Rookie of the Year runner-up Sally Watson. The pair are also being backed this year by Scottish Golf Support Limited (SGSL).

“Watching Kylie last year was a real inspiration and my early results this year are hopefully the just the start of what I can achieve this year,” said Pretswell, who has started 2015 well with three top ten finishes.

She also tweeted her appreciation of the support, saying:

Pretswell tweet

Colin Banks, acting head of sponsorship at SSE Scottish Hydro, said: “We are delighted to continue our support for some of Scotland’s top emerging golf professionals. Last season was a very exciting one for both Kylie and Andrew and we hope that this year’s professionals can continue this success.

“Team SSE Scottish Hydro has now provided support to 16 men & women over the past five years and this initiative is a key part of our growing golf programme.”

All of the Challenge Tour players will be returning to Aviemore to compete in the SSE Scottish Hydro Challenge, in what will be the tenth consecutive year that a Challenge Tour event has been staged in Scotland.

Team Scottish Hydro :: Class of 2015

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