Smart sponsor move for Ross

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MOTHERWELL golfer Ross Kellett has been given a boost at the start of his professional career with sponsorship from Aberdeen Asset Management.

The investment group is backing him and fellow Scots David Law, James Byrne and Michael Stewart in their transition from amateur to the pro ranks.

Up until December last year all four were members of the Scottish Golf Union’s national amateur squad.

Aberdeen Asset Management has been lead sponsor of the SGU since 2007, funding the national team’s travel to the United Arab Emirates and South Africa for warm weather training for the last two years.

Kellett, who kicked off his pro career in Morocco last month and is playing on the Alps Tour, said: “It’s tremendous that Aberdeen is not only supporting me with an individual sponsorship deal but three of my old SGU team mates as well.

“I’m sure I speak for the four of us when I say that we are extremely grateful.”

Martin Gilbert, chief executive of Aberdeen Asset Management, said: “We are delighted to extend our support of these four ambitious, young Scottish golfers into their professional careers.

“We have watched them grow through the ranks in the SGU and hope that our backing will provide the solid foundation they need as they start to prove themselves on the world stage.”