Lining up with the pros

The Dalziel Park team of Dave Molloy, Thoms Duggan and Kenny Weir
The Dalziel Park team of Dave Molloy, Thoms Duggan and Kenny Weir

A team from Dalziel Park Golf Club in Motherwell will compete in the Scottish Hydro Challenge Pro-Am at Macdonald Spey Valley later this month after victory in the Scottish Hydro Scramble.

The Dalziel trio of Dave Molloy, Thomas Dougan and Kenny Weir will line up alongside a leading Challege Tour professional after winning the regional final at Newbattle in Dalkeith.

They scored 55.2 to book their place, edging out Duddingston by virtue of a better inward half. Charleton were third on 56.4.

Molloy said: “The course was in excellent condition and a special mention is required for the greens which could rival any of their east course neighbours.

“We were one of the last teams out, probably got the best of the weather, and we were delighted to win on countback. We drove the ball really well which gave us good opportunities for birdies.

“The scramble competition is a great event and thanks must go to the SGU and the sponsors, Scottish Hydro, for giving club golfers the opportunity to play good courses, in a great format, for free.

“We had a great day, really enjoyed the course and the hospitality, and we were delighted we managed to put a round together to win the fantastic prize of playing in the Pro-Am at Spey Valley.”

Molloy, Dougan and Weir now go on to compete at Spey Valley on Wednesday, June 24, in the past the event has attracted the likes of Edoardo Molinari, Matteo Manassero and Richie Ramsay to line-up alongside the amateur players.

Dalziel will be up against teams from Forrester Park in Dunfermline, Kingsfield in Linlithgow and Linn Park in Glasgow who won the other regional finals.

The prize for each winning team also includes accommodation at Macdonald Hotels and the prizegiving dinner.

SSE Scottish Hydro’s supports all aspects of Scottish golf, from grass roots to professional tournaments,