Van Dam makes a strong bid for the Solheim on day one at The Ladies Scottish Open

The Dutchwoman looked strong on the first day
The Dutchwoman looked strong on the first day (PA Images)
11:54am, Fri 09 Aug 2019
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Anne van Dam is leading the way at the Ladies Scottish Open and making a strong bid for a place in the European Solheim Cup team for the first time in her career.

The Dutch player carded an eight-under 63 on the first day at The Renaissance Club to finish the day at the top of the leaderboard alongside Korea’s Mi-Hyang Lee and America’s Jane Park.

Van Dam is currently occupying the final automatic Solheim qualification spot so is desperate for points to keep her in the running.

"It's a big week. I kind of need my points," said the 23-year-old. “I’m just looking forward to playing a solid week of golf. Whatever happens at the end of the week, I can’t control that.”

"Only the top 10 gets points this week. I know that's how I can guarantee my spot. That's all I can ask for myself." she added

Holly Clyburn is the leading British player at four-under and Scotland’s Pamela Pretswell is two back from her.

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