Golf: Norris and Marshall given Scotland captaincy

THE Scottish Women’s team will have two captains this season as they bid for glory on both the European and Great Britain & Ireland stages.

Hamilton’s Fiona Norris will lead at the European Team Championship, with Baberton’s Fiona Marshall at the helm for the Home Internationals.

Norris has the task of getting the best out of the Scots at Fulford, near York, in July after being captain of the Home International team for the last two seasons. “It is good to be involved with Scotland again this year,” said the former international. “I am hoping to visit Fulford very soon. I know it is a wonderful championship course and has held many big tournaments. Our team will be certainly ready for the challenge and I am sure it will be an advantage that the championships are taking place in the British Isles.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

“Scotland has many talented players and we will be aiming to put in a strong performance against the very best in Europe.”

Marshall, who steps up after cutting her teeth with Scotland Girls, will enjoy home advantage at Scotscraig in September when the hosts try to win the Home Internationals for the first time in three years. In other appointments confirmed by the SLGA, Lanark’s Elaine Cuthill retains captaincy of the European Girls’ team while Laura Walker (Muckhart) is the new skipper of the Girls’ Home International side.

Drumpellier’s Susan Wood takes over as captain of the Scottish Under-16 teams while Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) will be at the helm for both the Senior Home Internationals and the European Senior Ladies’ Team Championship.