The Curtis Cup may be looming on the horizon, but all eyes are on the Scottish Ladies' Amateur Championship this week as the event celebrates its 100th anniversary at Prestwick.
Eilidh Briggs will certainly have her own sights set on success as she looks to add the national title to her burgeoning pile of honours. The Kilmacolm youngster, a former Scottish Girls' champion, captured the Welsh Women's Open Amateur crown earlier this month, a victory which earned her a place in the Great Britain & Ireland team for the defence of the Curtis Cup on American soil at the start of June.
The side will fly out to the United States next week to begin preparations for the biennial tussle and Briggs is relishing this increasingly busy and exciting spell of the season.
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"I always enjoy playing in the Scottish and it is the start of an exciting period in my golfing career," said Briggs, who was a beaten finalist in the 2011 Scottish Championship at Machrinahish.
Briggs is also looking forward to tackling the abundant challenges and quirks of the celebrated Prestwick links, which hosted the very first Open back in 1860. "I played in the British Women's Strokeplay at Prestwick last year so I know it is a tough course of real quality," added the Stirling University student.
Briggs will be joined in a 112-strong field by her sister, Megan, the 2009 Scottish champion, and the current holder, Alyson McKechnin. Jessica Meek, the reigning Scottish Junior Open champion, and Troon's Connie Jaffray, who was runner-up in last month's Helen Holm Scottish Open Strokeplay, bolster a line-up that is jam-packed with talented young prospects.