The 15-year-old from Fife, a member of the LGU's GB&I training squad, lost in the 2006 final to the talented Spaniard, Belen Mozo, at Portstewart and the young Scot will be eager to make amends this time out and etch her name on to the prestigious trophy.
Watson, the Scottish Girls' champion in 2005, forms part of an impressive field for August's contest and will face stern competition from some of the game's finest up and coming golfers.
She is joined in the line-up by her compatriot, Carly Booth of Perthshire, who added to her blossoming collection of silverware earlier this season by surging to a comprehensive nine-stroke win in the Scottish Girls' under-21 championship at Auchterarder.
Portrush youngster Stephanie Meadow, the winner of both the Nick Faldo Junior Series and the Irish Girls' title last year, has also entered the fray while Alexandra Peters, from the Notts Ladies club, will be keen to build on the success she enjoyed in 2006 when she won the Duke of York Young Champions' Trophy.
Ogmore River Valley, overlooking the Bristol Channel, Porthcawl and North Devon, Southerdown will provide a picturesque yet rigorous examination for the assembled field with its undulating fairways, tight lies and bountiful bracken and gorse.
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The format of the championship is 36-holes of qualifying stroke play with the top 64 players after two rounds progressing to the match play knock-out stages.
The list of competitors can be viewed at www.lgu.org
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