Calum Hill aims to be local hero

Calum Hill

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Calum Hill is hoping to produce some amateur dramatics in this weekend’s inaugural Scottish Open qualifier at North Berwick.

In addition to host club pros Martyn and Oliver Huish, Hill will be looking to make the most of local knowledge in the 36-hole shoot-out.

His home club is Tantallon, which plays its competitions on the town’s West Links, where five spots are up for grabs in next week’s £3.25 million event at Gullane.

“I was ten when I joined and have played at North Berwick since then,” said Hill, one of five amateurs in the line-up tomorrow and Sunday. “I won the junior championship and also got to the men’s final when I was 14.

“I’m really looking forward to the Scottish Open qualifier. I’ve shot 63 on the course in a bounce game, but I’m just going to go out and treat it as though I am playing in two medals.

“First and foremost, I want to have a bit of fun, but it would be great to get into the Scottish Open as I’ve watched the stands and tents go up over the past few weeks.”

Hill, back home for the summer from his US college, is joined in the field by Jamie Savage (Cawder), Scott Gibson (Southerness), Daniel Young (Craigie Hill) and Craig Ross (Kirkhill).