Euan Walker (Kilmarnock Barassie) is in the six man Scotland team for the 2013 European Boys' Team Championship to be held at Murcar GC from 9 - 13 July.
SGU Press Release
Young Scots out to Emulate Laird as SGU Prepare to Host European Boys’ Team Championship
Blairgowrie’s Bradley Neil will spearhead the nation’s bid for success when the Scottish Golf Union hosts the European Boys’ Team Championship at Murcar Links next month.
Neil, the Scottish Boys champion following his win over Ewan Scott at Monifieth in April, has been named in a six-strong team for the prestigious event from 9 – 13 July.
This year’s Golf Data Lab Scottish Youths champion Robert MacIntyre (Glencruitten) and Bearsden’s Ewen Ferguson, the recent winner of the Stephen Gallacher Foundation Trophy, are also included.
In-form Calum Hill of Tantallon, the Scottish Schools champion Connor Syme (Dumfries & County) and the consistent Euan Walker (Kilmarnock Barassie) make up the team.
All the players currently feature in the top-six of the Scottish Hydro SGU Boys’ Order of Merit, with Neil the only survivor from the team that competed in Sweden last year.
The SGU are hosting the competition for the first time since it was staged at Gullane in 1998, with 16 teams set to gather in the north east for the challenge.
Scotland were last victorious in the European Boys Team Championship back in 2000, triumphing in the final against Ireland in the Netherlands.
Among the Scots’ number was Martin Laird, the former Scottish Youths champion who has since gone on to thrive in the pro ranks by winning three times on the US PGA Tour.
Murcar Links hosted last year’s Scottish Boys Championship and the European Girls Championship in 2008. The club are therefore looking forward to enhancing their reputation when Europe’s best young players meet over the 6,516-yard layout.
“We’re delighted to host the 2013 European Boys Team Championship this year at Murcar Links and a very warm welcome will be extended to all players, officials and spectators,” said David G Grant, Captain. “Let’s hope for some fine Scottish weather to enhance this great event.
“Our course provides a fair but challenging test, particularly if a little wind gets up. A little hillier than some links courses, there are some magnificent views back towards Aberdeen and we are sure all the European players will enjoy the experience of playing here.”
Scotland Team for European Boys’ Team Championship (numbers represent age):
· Ewen Ferguson (Bearsden) 16
· Calum Hill (Tantallon) 17
· Robert MacIntyre (Glencruitten) 16
· Bradley Neil (Blairgowrie) 17
· Connor Syme (Dumfries & County) 16
· Euan Walker (Kilmarnock (Barassie)) 17