On-form Tara and Lesley get Scotland call

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TEENAGE golfing ace Tara Mactaggart has been selected to represent Scotland at the Girls Home Internationals next month.

And the 17-year-old Teri is joined in the side to compete at St Annes Old Links on August 7-9 by fellow Minto member Lesley Adkins.

Tara, who has played for Scotland at under-16 level in the past, said: “It means so much to me to be selected to represent my country. I’ve worked so hard this season to get my game together with the help of my coach Frank Scott.

“I am excited to play but fairly nervous.”

It caps a momentous time for the two handicap golfer, who finished runner-up in the Scottish Girls’ Championship at Ranfurly Castle last weekend.

Tara defeated Danielle Ker, of The Roxburghe, 3&1 in the semi-final, but lost out 4&3 in the final to Connie Jaffrey (The Ladies Golf Club Troon).

In what is a busy few weeks for Tara, she is currently competing in the Scottish Junior Open Strokeplay Championships at Inverness Golf Club.

And she is set to contest the Girls’ British Open Amateur Championship at Fairhaven on August 12-16.

Tara said: “I wouldn’t have got this far without the support of my family, friends and the members at Minto Golf Club.”