Marriott Dalmahoy player Naysmith all set for Japan

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Capital golfer Murray Naysmith is hoping to be ‘Big in Japan’ after getting the chance to dig out his passport again.

The Marriott Dalmahoy player has been named in a four-man Scotland team for this summer’s World Junior Championship in the Far East.

It’s the second exciting trip the 17-year-old has earned through the Scottish Golf Union this year after already being in South Africa.

And, on this occasion, he’ll have a Lothians colleague for company as the quartet also includes Harburn’s Christopher Curran.

Joining forces with them at an event being held at Chukyo Golf Club in Toyota on June 16-19 are Will Porter (Carnoustie) and Calum Fyfe (Cawder).

Porter won the Scottish Boys last month at Dunbar and also finished joint-first with Curran in a Junior Tour event at Longniddry.

Fyfe finished ahead of Naysmith in topping last year’s Scottish Hydro Boys Order of Merit rankings.

Also making the trip will be Kingsknowe stalwart Scott Knowles in his role as Scottish Boys’ captain.

In the pro ranks, Musselburgh’s Cameron Marr booked his spot in the PGA Assistants’ Championship at Coventry in August in style by sharing first place in a qualifier at Auchterarder with a level-par 69.

Bathgate’s Louis Gaughan also progressed with something to spare on 71 while Ross Millar (Kings Acre) claimed the last of 16 spots in a four-man play-off among those on 73.