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Aztec Heather MacRae To Return To Scotland To Train With National Team

Senior Heather MacRae will return to Scotland in hopes of earning a spot on this season's Curtis Cup squad.
Senior Heather MacRae will return to Scotland in hopes of earning a spot on this season's Curtis Cup squad.

March 22, 2006

SAND IEGO - One of the top amateur golfers in her native Scotland, senior Heather MacRae (Dunblane, Scotland) has decided to leave San Diego State to join her national team in training for a spot on this year's Curtis Cup squad, Aztec head coach Felicia Brown announced Wednesday.

"I am disappointed to see Heather leave, but this is a great opportunity for her," Brown said. "We wish her the best in the future and know that she will represent San Diego State well at the next level."

MacRae, who is scheduled to earn her bachelor's degree in public administration this spring, has recorded top 10 finishes in six of her seven tournaments in 2005-06. She boasts a season stroke average of 75.06, which ranks ninth in the Mountain West Conference.

"I am grateful for the opportunities I have been given here at San Diego State," MacRae said. "I look forward to playing an entire season as an amateur with hopes of pursuing a career as a professional (golfer) in the near future."

This past summer, MacRae was one of nine golfers chosen to represent Great Britain and Ireland at the prestigious Vagliano Trophy match in France. She later won the British Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship in Narin, England in mid-August.

MacRae came to San Diego State after a two-year career at McLennan Community College in Waco, Texas. She participated in nine tournaments her first season at SDSU in 2003-04, before redshirting a year ago.