Six Scots stay on at Ganton

SIX Scots made it through to the match-play stages of the British women's open amateur golf championship at Ganton Golf Club, Yorkshire as the top seed, Sweden's Caroline Hedwall, declared that the Curtis Cup should go European in its team selection format as the Ryder Cup did in 1979.

"A team that was a mix of the best players from the Continent and also Britain and Ireland might be able to beat the United States more often – as has happened in the Ryder Cup," said the 21-year-old European women's champion.

Top Scottish qualifier as tenth seed was Curtis Cup teenager Sally Watson (Elie and Earslferry), ahead of Scottish champion Kelsey MacDonald in 13th, Auchterarder's Emily Ogilvy in 39th, Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) in 45th. Laura Murray from Alford and Craigielaw's Jane Turner, a student at Robert Gordon University, were two of 15 players on the limit mark of 12-over-par 158 and survived via a card countback.