Queen hits a shot to the 15th green

Queen has the advantage that she is attached to the course and regularly practises at the facility. After a good start to the year, she is also hoping to secure her maiden win.

“At the end of the season I’d like to get into the top 20. My initial target is to get into the top 25 in time for the British Open at Sunningdale,” said Queen. “I’m just taking it on the progress that
I’ve made over the last couple of years.”

Having played in the pro am on Tuesday, McKay commented: “The course is a great layout and they’ve set it up well for the girls. It’s going to be a fun week. Obviously the weather is cold and you are fighting for every inch. The ball doesn’t fly quite as far as it does in Florida.”

“Last year we were unfortunate to get the bad weather. Hopefully this year things will improve. Yesterday was a nice day. I don’t know what the forecast is. You can’t come home without a bit of rain!”

Kenny and Queen faced the defending champion Sophie Gustafson and Johanna Westerberg, both from Sweden, in a nearest the pin style competition on Wednesday morning.

The LET players hit two shots each from the top of a motorboat on Loch Lomond onto the 15th Green at The Carrick. The Scottish team won and earned a weekend break in a mansion house at the De Vere resort.

Unfortunately, Queen dropped her golf bag while posing for a photograph with Kenny and snapped her driver’s Grafalloy shaft in the process.

At first she and Kenny thought the head cover had fallen into the water. “It was quite funny until I realised that the shaft was attached to it and it was in two bits!” said Queen, who should have it repaired by her 8.30am tee time in the first round on Thursday.