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Catriona Matthew and Richie Ramsay named in GB team for Glasgow 2018

Catriona Matthew and Richie Ramsay have been named in the British team for Glasgow 2018, which begins in less than three weeks time.

The golf event at the European Golf Team Championships, which will see players from 15 countries compete for medals, will take place at Gleneagles and will include an historic mixed team format, where men and women will compete against each other.

The other Brits named are Dame Laura Davis, who will play with Georgia Hall and Holly Clyburn, who will partner Matthew.

In the Men’s Championship, Richie Ramsay will be looking for his first win on home turf playing with Englishman Ryan Evans, while Michael Hoey will represent Ireland alongside Neil O’Briain looking to follow up on his last victory in Scotland at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in 2011.

Qualification for the Championships has been via the European Golf Team Championships Points Tables for men and women, which are based on men’s Official World Golf Ranking Points and women’s Rolex Ranking Points earned from tournaments finishing between Monday 10th July 2017 and Monday 9th July 2018 with a maximum of three teams representing any one nation in each event. 

Matthew, who won the Women’s British Open in 2009 and represented Team GB in the 2016 Rio Olympics, said: “It’s always exciting to represent your country.

“I loved the Olympics, and this is another chance to represent Great Britain on the international stage, this time being a team format.

“It would be great to win a medal and hopefully have the national anthem playing, an opportunity that doesn’t come around often for golfers.”

Source : HeraldScotland

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