Matthew confident for Carnoustie test

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Carnoustie's fearsome reputation could be a big factor when the world's best tee it up tomorrow at the Women's British Open, but Catriona Matthew is one of the few who knows she can thrive at the course.

The North Berwick 41-year-old won the first of her three Scottish Amateur Championships over the notorious links in 1991 and is relishing the test of the next four days. Matthew won the title at Royal Lytham and St Annes two years ago, and with four top tens already this year, she believes she is in form to challenge for the first prize. "I've prepared well, working with my coach, Kevin Craggs, and obviously I have an advantage in that I know the course," said Matthew.