MUCKHART golfer Eilidh Watson retained the scratch title and Atholl Cup in the Ladies' Highland Open as she continued her rich vein of form.

The 21-year-old talent has already racked up a number of victories since returning home from college in Florida for the summer.

Among her successes were the Perth and Kinross Ladies County Championship, North of Scotland Ladies Championship and Northern County Jamboree, where she was a key figure in her team's win.

Watson put her impressive performances in the Highland Open down to hard work and feels she is just getting started.

She told Advertiser Sport: "I got off to a good start on the first day. I was two under in the first round of qualifying. It was a gorgeous day so it was great conditions for playing.

"I knew I was on form. I have won a few events this summer so I was playing with confidence. I have been playing a lot and practicing a lot, I'm out most of the week."

Watson plays golf at Stetson University and has lived out in the United States for the past three years. She emphasised the importance of her family spurring her on and is enjoying the taste of success.

"Being home means that I can play with my dad, who is a big golfer," she said. "He helps me with my swing."

"I won my first college event last semester so that's given me the fire in my belly for winning. It's different living out there, with the weather. It takes a bit of getting used to but I'm used to it now I'm going into my final year."

After she has completed her degree in marketing, she is considering taking on a two-year masters in business administration, which will allow her to become an assistant coach while she studies.