Bearsden golfer Lewis Reid is ready to fly the flag for Scotland

Photograph Jamie Forbes 28.2.13.  Douglaston Golf Club Lewis Reid (15) has been picked for u16 Scottish team in a Qudrangular tournament in Wales.

Photograph Jamie Forbes 28.2.13. Douglaston Golf Club Lewis Reid (15) has been picked for u16 Scottish team in a Qudrangular tournament in Wales.

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A TALENTED young golfer will represent Scotland later this month when he tees off in a prestigious four nations tournament in Wales.

Lewis Reid (15) from Milngavie is part of a team of eight under-16 golfers who have been picked to take on Ireland, Wales and the Netherlands in The Quadrangular Tournament at Southern Down Golf Club in Wales.

The three-day competition starts on March 26.

The Douglas Academy student said: “There is some pressure on us to win, as the team that represented Scotland last year won the event.

“It is a real honour to represent my country and I would like to thank my teachers Mr Black and Mr Sinclair for all their support.”

The former Milngavie Golf Club member, who now plays for Buchanan Castle Golf Club is no stranger to competing for his country.

Last year Lewis played against Sussex at St Andrews and was the top under-14 in Scotland. Two years ago he was part of the European Junior Masters which attracted up to 400 other juniors from around the globe, including Spain and South Africa, to Gullane Golf Club in East Lothian.

Lewis added: “Representing Scotland is a dream come true for me. I’ve had to work hard for it, but it’s all been really worthwhile.”

His coach Bob Collinson, who teaches the top 10 gifted youngsters from the 24 clubs in Dunbartonshire, said: “Lewis’ game is coming together at the right time. He is on form at the moment and will give the others a run for their money.”

TEEING OFF . . . Lewis Reid will represent Scotland in Wales.