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PIC PHIL WILKINSON 'info@philwilkinson.net'www.philwilkinson.net'01316186373 - 07740444373''For Scotman Sport interview.'Kylie Walker - Scottish female golfer.'Pictured at North Berwick Golf Club.
PIC PHIL WILKINSON 'info@philwilkinson.net'www.philwilkinson.net'01316186373 - 07740444373''For Scotman Sport interview.'Kylie Walker - Scottish female golfer.'Pictured at North Berwick Golf Club.

Top Scottish golfer Kylie Walker has a busy couple of weeks ahead of her competing in the Scottish and British Open Championships.

The Milngavie golfer will be teeing off at the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open next weekend at the Dundonald links course near Irvine.

And the following weekend the 28-year-old, who is one of the leading Scottish players in Europe, will be heading to Turnberry for the British Open.

She said: “I have been playing pretty good and it will be good to play in a major tournament close to home. I am really looking forward to both of them and will just go out there and play the best I can.”

Kylie said she was not put off by the busy schedule over the next couple of weeks, adding that she preferred to be busy.

She said: “It is an exciting time to be in Scotland. At the British Open there will be some of the best players in the world. It will be quite busy, but I prefer it that way. It’s shaping up to be a really good event this year.”

Both the Scottish and British open championships have grown in popularity over the years and organisers WSM Communications decided to hold the events on consecutive weekends to mirror the set up of The Men’s European Tour.

The prize fund at the Scottish Open is around £400,000 .