Friday, August 06, 2021

COMBINED HOME INTERNATIONAL EVENT - Mixed fortunes for Scotland on day two at Woodhall Spa

Scotland had mixed fortunes on day two of the combined Home Internationals event being staged at Woodhall Spa this week, with a win, a draw and a defeat in the three competitions.

The combined Boys’ and Girls’ team had a second successive win on day two, beating Ireland by 12.5 – 8.5 to set up a final day showdown with England for the title.

In Thursday’s match against Ireland both Rachel Foster (Prestwick St Nicholas) and Ruben Lindsay (Turnberry) lost their morning foursomes ties, by 3&2 and 2&1 respectively, as Scotland trailed by 4 – 3 going into the afternoon singles, but both bounced back, with Rachel winning her singles tie by 2&1 and Ruben securing a 5&4 victory.

The Scotland Woman’s Team lost out by 7.5 – 1.5 to England on day two.

Hazel MacGarvie (Royal Troon) lost her foursomes tie by 3&2 whilst Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) secured a half in her foursomes encounter, as Scotland trailed 2.5 – 0.5 going into the afternoon singles.

There was no joy in the singles for the Ayrshire players, Louise Duncan losing by 2&1 and Hazel MacGarvie going down by 3&2.

On the final day on Friday, the Scotland Woman’s Team face Wales.

In the Senior Men’s and Woman’s match, Scotland drew 6 – 6 with Ireland.

Paul Moultrie (Royal Troon) lost by a single hole in his morning foursomes but secured a half in his afternoon singles.

The Scotland Seniors’ team play England on the final day.

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