Thursday, September 08, 2022

EUROPEAN SENIOR MEN'S TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP - Scotland finish fourth in Estonia

The Scotland Senior Men’s team, which included Paul Moultrie (Royal Troon) finished in fourth place at the recent European Senior men’s Team Championship, held at the Estonia Golf & Country Club in in Estonia from the 30th of August to the 3rd of September.

With a 38 over par team total of 758 in the two strokeplay qualifying rounds, the Scotland team secured the eight, and final, place in the top flight for the matchplay stages, five shots clear of their closest challengers and twenty five shots behind the leading qualifiers from Denmark.

With five from six scores counting towards the team score in each of the qualifying rounds, Paul Moultrie’s scores of 78 and 76 contributed to the Scotland total in each round.

In the first round of the matchplay stages, the quarter finals, Scotland faced the top seeds, Denmark, and recorded a notable 4 – 1 victory to progress to the semi finals.

Paul Moultrie joined with Kenny Gallagher in the one foursomes tie, and secured a point for the team with a 2 & 1 victory over Rene Michelsen and Michael Flindt.

In the semi finals against England, Moultrie and Gallagher were paired again, but lost out narrowly to Ian Attoe & Andrew Smith at the 20th hole of their foursomes tie, as Scotland lost out to England 3 – 2 in their bid for a place in the final.

England’s title hopes were dashed in the final when they lost 3 – 2 to Sweden.

In the third and fourth place play off, Scotland were up against Ireland and Moultrie & Gallacher again played the foursomes tie, losing out by 5 & 4 to Jody Fanagan & Eamon Haugh as Scotland were beaten 4 – 1 in the match.

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