RACHAEL TAYLOR .. Airdrie-born daughter of Germany-based Scottish golf pro.
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Germany-based Rachael Taylor, daughter of a Scots-born pro over there, has accepted a golf scholarship at the University of North Carolina State at Raleigh, North Carolina.
She will enrol on January 7.
Airdrie-born Rachael has paid regular visits to Scotland over the years.
She won the Lanarkshire county championship in 2011 and was top seed for the match-play stages this past season but lost in the quarter-finals.
Rachael told Kirkwoodgolf in an E-mail:
"I am especially excited as North Carolina State are one of the top 20 teams in the (US college) nation. Theyreached the NCAA National Championships in 2012.
"Classes start on January 7. I will be spending Christmas in Scotland and New Year with friends in North Carolina."