TRISH Johnson, an eight- times Solheim Cup player, has entered this season’s opening event, Paul Lawrie Ladies’ Tartan Tour run by the PGA in Scotland.
Also heading for Fairmont St Andrews next month are talented Welsh duo Becky Brewerton and Amy Boulden as the 2014 circuit gets set for a flying start.
Johnson will be easily the biggest name to have played on the fledgling Tour, the 48-year-old having recorded more than 20 victories in her career. She was also a member of the European team that won the Solheim Cup for the first time at Dalmahoy in 1992.
Other early entries for the St Andrews event on 14-15 April include two former Scottish champions in Laura Murray and Heather Stirling as well as Lisa Shervill, a former English title-holder.
Elsewhere, two experienced campaigners – Carnoustie’s Fraser Mann and Paul Wardell of Whitekirk – joined forces to win the final event in the PGA in Scotland’s Winter Series with a better-ball 61, ten-under, at Montrose Links.
And, in the opening round of the Links Golf Cup in East Lothian, four-handicapper Colin Gardner set the pace after amassing 34 points on Gullane No 2.