A TEENAGE golfer has been given the chance to tee it up with one of Scotland’s leading stars.

Grace Crawford was one of three young golfers given the opportunity to play with Gemma Dryburgh in the Pro-Am at the Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open at Dundonald Links.

The 15-year-old was joined by Freya Constable and Lorna McClymont, thanks to an invite from the Scottish Government via VisitScotland.

Speaking about playing alongside the girls, LPGA Tour player Dryburgh said: “The fact that they’ve been asking me a few questions has been nice.

“I’m happy to share all my knowledge and any advice I’ve got. I’m happy to help them in the future as well.

“They’re all at different stages of their amateur career but I’ll be seeing them in the future, I’m sure.”

The three budding Scottish players made the most of the opportunity to play with Dryburgh, picking her brain on the way round and finding out what it takes to make it at the top level and finding out how she got to where she is today.

Speaking during the round, Crawford, of North Berwick, said: “It’s such a good opportunity, I’m loving it. The way she went through the system, learning about that and the path she went down is interesting.”

Karin Sharp, chief operating officer of Scottish Golf, described it as “another great opportunity for these young players”.

She said: “It aligns with the wider approach we try to take with our performance players at Scottish Golf where we look at wider input and opportunities such as taking part in events like this to learn, grow and fulfil their ambitions as players.

“There are lots of technical skills that coaches can help them with but to have the opportunity to come and play in an event such as this and to speak with top pros gives them a completely different perspective and hopefully some valuable insight to develop them as individual golfers.

“We’d like to thank VisitScotland for the invaluable experience for these young golfers, I’m sure it is one that will stay with them for a long time.”