Curtis Cup player Sally Watson, who finished 3rd in the race to be Rookie of the Year on the LET last season - is hoping to round off her first season as a Team SSE Scottish Hydro player by securing a return to the USA.

Watson, who went to Stanford University in California said: “One of my goals this year is the LPGA Qualifying School and hopefully I will be exempt into the second stage,” admitted Watson, who finished third in the race to be Rookie of the Year on the Ladies European Tour last season.

“That will entail fairly heavy financial commitments so I am really excited to have received this support. I am also fortunate to get other bits of support, but golf is very expensive to play.”

Launched in 2011, the Team SSE Scottish Hydro programme helped both Craig Lee and Chris Doak earn steps up to the European Tour while Kylie Walker won twice on the Ladies European Tour last year as a member of the initiative.

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“Watching Kylie last year was a real inspiration and my early results this year are hopefully just the start of what I can achieve this season,” said Pamela Pretswell, Watson’s fellow 2015 female team member, in reference that she’s won enough money in just four events to secure her card for next year.

The Team SSE Scottish Hydro programme has provided support to 16 players over the past five years. The SSE Scottish Hydro Challenge takes place at Macdonald Spey Valley in June.


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