Edwina answers Scotland’s call

Eaton teenager Edwina Lowrey-Gold has received her first call up from Scotland, and will be on national duty in the English open mid-amateur championship.

Eaton teenager Edwina Lowrey-Gold has received her first call up from Scotland, and will be on national duty in the English open mid-amateur championship.

She's a member of a four-strong Scottish squad who will be contesting the title at Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire from August 14-17.

The tournament, which has attracted a full field, is open to players aged between 18 and 50. “I'm really excited,” said Lowrey-Gold, who plays off two.

“I know it's not international but it's a start. It means Scotland are interested in me and that I'm going in the right direction.”

Lowrey-Gold is a member of Scotland's U22 squad and has benefited from the training she's been receiving.

“This has been a different year for me, I've been doing more technical work on my swing - and realising that I'm unfit!” She's also working to remedy that.

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“The training has definitely helped and Scotland are very supportive,” she said.

She's been making regular trips north of the border where her highlights this season have included reaching the quarter-finals of the Scottish ladies' championship.

She got there by claiming a fine scalp, beating Great Britain international Krystle Caithness at the 20th. Caithness was a member of the GB team which won the Commonwealth Tournament earlier this season.

Lowrey-Gold also put in a solid performance at the Welsh open strokeplay championship and had a top ten finish in the Scottish U21 tournament.

In between, she's played for Norfolk in the inter-county matches and finished her A levels. Now, it's decision time about her future.

Lowrey-Gold is definite about going to university to take media studies, but she wants to combine her degree with golf and is weighing up the merits of what's on offer in the UK, the USA and Australia, where she grew up.

But first, her target is a good show in the English mid-amateur, where the field plays two rounds of strokeplay qualifying with the top 32 players qualifying for the matchplay stages.

The field also includes Amy Skoulding of King's Lynn.

Then it's straight off to the East Anglian championship at Thorpeness where Lowrey-Gold hopes to regain the title she won in 2005.