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Golfer Paul Lawrie in 96-mile trek for charity

Paul Lawrie
Image caption Paul Lawrie predicted the charity walk would be a "tough challenge"

Aberdeen golfer and former Open winner Paul Lawrie is set to take on the West Highland Way in a bid to raise £25,000 for charity.

Lawrie will be joined by his wife Marian and four friends for the 96-mile challenge, in aid of the Paul Lawrie Charitable Foundation.

So far more than £9,000 has been raised ahead of the walk.

He predicted the charity trek, due to start on Tuesday, would be a "tough challenge".

Lawrie won the Open at Carnoustie in 1999, beating Jean Van de Velde and Justin Leonard in a play-off.

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