Sally’s ambition is to play professional golf on the LPGA Tour
and become the best professional she can be.
At present, Sally is studying at Stanford University in California, where she is majoring in International Relations, under the guidance of former US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice. Sally intends to go to the LPGA Tour Qualifying School at the earliest possible opportunity.
Sally was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1991. She started playing golf in Elie, Fife (12 miles from St Andrews) in 1994, during her summer holidays. She broke 100 for the first time in 2002. Sally is an honorary member of the Elie & Earlsferry Ladies Golf Club.
Growing up in Scotland and the USA (where she lived from 2000 until 2003), Sally was an accomplished all round sportswoman, also playing representative tennis and basketball as a youngster. Outside golf, Sally enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, listening to music and travelling.
In 2006, Sally moved to Bradenton, Florida where she attended the IMG Academy as a full time resident student/athlete. She graduated from the IMG Pendleton School in 2009 and entered Stanford University on a golf scholarship in the autumn of 2009. Sally is still coached by Kevin Collins, a senior instructor at the IMG Leadbetter Golf Academy.
Sally has built a consistent and highly successful junior and collegiate record. Her 2011-12 collegiate scoring average was 72.67.
Among the highlights of her amateur career to date are:
- Two time member of the Great Britain & Ireland Curtis Cup Team
- Two time member of the European Junior Solheim Cup Team
- Qualified as medalist to play in the 2013 US Women’s Open
- Qualified to play in the US Women’s Open in 2010 (missed the cut by one shot)
- Qualified to play in the RICOH Women’s British Open in 2007 (finished T50th)
- Tied 19th in the 2007 De Vere Ladies’ Scottish Open (her first LET event)
- Winner of the 2012 Ladies British Open Amateur Championship Qualifying Tournament
- 2013 Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year
- Three time NGCA Academic All-American
- Three time Pac-12 Honourable Mention Team
- Two time Pac-12 All-Academic First Team
- Winner of the 2013 Sonoma State University Spring Invitational
- Winner of the 2011 Cougar Cup, hosted by Washington State University
- Winner of the 2009 Peg Barnard Invitational, hosted by Stanford University
- Stanford Outstanding Female Freshman Award Winner (all sports)
- NGCA Division 1 and Golfweek All-American Honourable Mention Teams
- Played for Scotland at Girls and Women’s level
- Represented Scotland in the World Amateur Team Championship
- FCWT 1st team All-American
- Twice winner of US Girls’ Junior Championship Qualifier
- Winner of British Girls’ Stroke Play Championship
- Runner-up in British Girls’ Championship
- Winner of The Daily Telegraph Junior Golf Championship
- Winner of The Daily Telegraph Joyce Wethered Award for an Up and Coming Amateur
- Winner of the Scottish Girls’ Amateur Championship