New Team SSE Scottish Hydro Player Line Up Announced

Published on the Scottish Golf Union website 29 April 2015

SSE Scottish Hydro today announced continued support for the Team SSE Scottish Hydro programme, which provides financial support and advice for emerging talented professionals on both the European Challenge Tour and the Ladies European Tour.

This morning, six Challenge Tour players and two Ladies European Tour players were announced. For the men, Andrew McArthur, Jamie McLeary, George Murray and Duncan Stewart return, and they are joined by newcomer Wallace Booth and also Jack Doherty, who returns to the Challenge Tour after a tough 2014 on the European Tour.

In addition to the Challenge Tour players, Chris Kelly will continue to receive support on the Tartan Tour. For the ladies, Pamela Pretswell continues to receive support for a third year and is joined this season by 2014 LET Rookie of the Year runner-up Sally Watson.

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Resilient day by Sally Watson keeps her in hunt

Published in The Scotsman 12 December 2014

Sally Watson showed nerves of steel to keep the European Ladies Tour Rookie of the Year race alive as Shanshan Feng opened up a healthy lead at the halfway stage in the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters.

Facing an early exit after undoing her good early work – three birdies in the first six holes after not managing any in an opening 76 – Watson knocked in an eight-foot birdie putt at the last hole in the second round on the Majlis Course at Emirates Golf Club.

The resultant 70 took Watson through to the final two rounds by the skin of her teeth on two-over-par, but she’s there and, what’s more, a six-shot overnight deficit between her and rookie title rival Amy Boulden is now down to just two.
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Watson on learning curve in the paid ranks

Published in The Scotsman 4 December 2013

SHE may already have played in three majors but Sally Watson is having to start at the bottom rung of the ladder in her bid to secure a foothold in the women’s professional game.

The two-times Curtis Cup member is among seven Scots setting out in Morocco tomorrow in the final two pre-qualifiers for next week’s Ladies European Tour Qualifying School.

Watson’s presence in Rabat is something of a surprise on its own, given the 22-year-old from Elie seemed destined to follow in the footsteps of Janie Moodie and Mahiri McKay by cutting her professional teeth in the US.
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Sally Watson wins place in US Open

Published in The Scotsman on 31 May 2013

Two-times Curtis Cup player Sally Watson this week won a United States Women’s Open championship qualifier at Broadmoor Golf Club, Colorado.

With only two places available in the major at Sebonack Golf Club, Southampton, New York State, Watson headed a field of 51 players with scores of 72-76 for 148 in testing conditions. It will be her third appearance in a women’s major.
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Watson Won Sectional Qualifier for U.S. Women’s Open

Senior Sally Watson will turn professional before the tournament begins

30 May 2013

Stanford’s Sally Watson fired a four-over-par 148 to secure a spot at the U.S. Women’s Open and clinch the sectional qualifier at The Broadmoor’s par-71, 6,681-yard West Course.

Watson, like teammate Mariah Stackhouse, was the low medalist in one of 20 qualifiers conducted by the U.S. Golf Association. Players who qualify will compete at the U.S. Women’s Open, to be played on the Sebonack Golf Course in Southampton, N.Y., on June 27-30.
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The Education of Sally Watson

Senior golfer learned from the best at Stanford

9 May 2013

Sally Watson knew her life had changed during her first week at Stanford. The freshman from Earlsferry, Scotland, played golf with former U.S. secretary of states George Shultz and Condoleezza Rice at Cypress Point Club in Pebble Beach.

“That was a pretty incredible way to start off my Stanford experience,” Watson recalled this week.
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