PAMELA PRETSWELL is eager to bounce back from her Helen Holm Scottish Open Strokeplay Cham-pionship disappointment after seeing her title tilt bunkered at Royal Troon last night.
The Bothwell Castle golfer had been on course for glory until she came unstuck in the greenside trap at the famous par-three eighth Postage Stamp.
Pretswell, 22, racked up a double-bogey on her way to a two-over 77 for a seven-under 218 and eventually shared third, three behind Welsh winner Amy Boulden.
Pretswell will repre-sent GB&I in June's Curtis Cup clash with the US at Nairn, but the amateur ace will warm up for the transatlantic tussle by competing alongside the professionals on the Ladies European Tour Access Series in the coming weeks.
She said: "Playing with the pros is really helping my game and it's gearing me up nicely for June and the Curtis Cup. That is the main focus for me and I feel my game is shaping up well.
"Yes, I'm disappointed to have lost out here, but I was happy with the way I played. I just wish I could play that eighth hole again."
Pretswell was one ahead overnight and extended her lead to four when she started the final round round birdie-eagle.
Her crippling double-bogey at eight allowed the chasing pack in and Boulden took her chance. The Curtis Cup teen birdied three of her last four holes in a 73 to pip Perrine Delacour to the title by a shot on 215.
Kilmacolm's Scottish Girls' champ Eilidh Briggs claimed a top-20 finish on 226 after a 77.