American college golf coaches are falling over themselves to sign Scottish teenager, Fiona Liddell, who is based in Germany where her Falkirk-born father Stephen is the club pro at Schloss Vornholz.

Fiona attends a German school, speaks the language fluently and won the German Under-16 girls championship earlier this year.

She played for Great Britain and Ireland in the Junior Vagliano Trophy match against the Continent of Europe at Chantilly GC, France last June.

"It's amazing. So far we've had inquiries from 24 US universities who want Fiona to join their golf roster when she is old enough - and that won't be until August 2015," said father Liddell.

Fiona, still only 16 years of age, will represent Scotland in the Junior OrangeBowl tournament at the Biltmore course, Coral Gables, Florida from December 27 to 30. Before that she will play in two other Florida junior events, the Honda Junior Classic and the Doral Publix Junior.

"Washington, ranked the third best team in women's college golf, would be among the favourites, and that's where the Chinese star prospect, Jing Yan is going to go," said Stephen Liddell.

Jing Yan, 17, won the British girls' title and then the British women's open amateur stroke-play championship, at Prestwick, in consecutive weeks earlier  this autumn.