New dates announced for 2021 Helen Holm Scottish Women's Open at Troon

New dates have been announced by Scottish Golf for the 2021 Helen Holm Scottish Women’s Open Championship.

Slovenia's Pia Babnik shows off the Helen Holm Scottish Women's Open trophy after her win in 2019. Picture: Euan Duff

The event, which had been due to take place later this month before being postponed due to the Covid-19 restrictions, will now be held on 29 June-1 July at Royal Troon.

The Open Championship venue has made its Portland Course available for the event’s 48th edition, having been won in 2019 by Slovenia’s Pia Babnik by seven shots.

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Fraser Munro, head of events at Scottish Golf, said, “We are delighted it has been possible to reschedule and I would like to thank the captain and the committee at Royal Troon for making this possible.

“We know clubs across the country are facing severe pressure on tee-sheets following the recent rise in golf club membership and members playing more often, so being able to make this happen is testament to Royal Troon’s ongoing commitment to support both the Helen Holm Scottish Women’s Open and women’s golf.

“2021 is also a crucial year for female amateurs with the Curtis Cup set to take place in August, so being able to reschedule provides players with an additional playing and selection opportunity this summer.”

Former winners include Solheim Cup captain Catriona Matthew and Mel Reid, who will be hoping to be on the Scot’s team for this year’s match at Inverness Golf Club in Ohio.

Entries for the rescheduled event are now open until 31 May and can be made through the Scottish Golf App and website.

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