Thursday, August 09, 2018

HOME INTERNATIONALS - Mixed fortunes for Scotland in ladies, Girls and Boys events.

Ayrshire are represented in all three Scotland Home Internationals teams who are playing this week.

The Ladies’ and Girls’ matches are taking place at Ballybunion in Ireland whilst the boys’ competition is at Royal Dornoch.

The Ladies and girls began their campaigns on Wednesday 8th August with their opponents being Wales.

In the ladies’ match Scotland won the foursomes 2.5 – 0.5 and took the singles 4 – 2 for a 6.5 – 2.5 victory overall.

Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) contributed half a point in the morning foursomes alongside Eilidh Briggs and sat out the afternoon foursomes whilst Hazel MacGarvie (Troon Ladies) , on her full international debut, won both her morning foursomes alongside Chloe Goadby before crushing her opponent by 6&5 in the afternoon singles.

Match details :-

Scotland 2.5 Wales 0.5

H McCook & S McWilliam beat L Hillier and K O'Connor by 2&1
H MacGarvie & C Goadby beat M Lockett and L Jones by 2&1
E Briggs and C Jaffrey halved with B Morris and J Ryan 

Scotland 4 Wales 2

H McCook beat Lauren Hillier by 4&3
S McWilliam beat Kath O'Connor by 4&3
Gemma Batty lost to Caitlin Evands-Brand by 2 holes
Hazel McGarvie beat Megan Lockett by 6&5
Chloe Goadby lost to Jordan Ryan by 1 hole
Eilidh Briggs beat Bethan Morris by 6&4

SCOTLAND 6.5    WALES    2.5

In the other match on the opening day, Ireland beat England 5 – 4.

Scotland play England on Thursday 9th August in their second fixture.

In the girls’ match, Scotland recovered from a 2 – 1 deficit after the foursomes to take the singles by 3.5 – 2.5 to square the match overall.

Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) won her morning foursomes with Hannah Darling but lost her afternoon singles.

Match details:-

Scotland 1 Wales 2

H Darling and L Duncan beat E Willis and C Worby by 2&1

C Griffiths and J Rankine lost to D Harry and F Tynan by 1 hole
C Neilson and K Brodie lost to F Evans and F Vinneal by 4&2

Scotland 3.5 Wales 2.5

Louise Duncan lost to Carys Worby by 1 hole

Carmen Griffiths beat Lea Ann Bramwell by 7&6
Lorna McClymont lost to Ffion Tynan by 6&5 
Cameron Neilson beat Darcey Harry by 2&1
Kirsty Brodie beat Ffion Evans by 1 Hole
Hannah Darling halved with Ffion Veneal 


In the other girls match on the opening day, England and Ireland also drew 4.5 – 4.5

The girls also face England on day two.

In the Boys Home Internationals at Royal Dornoch, Scotland opened on Tuesday with a heavy defeat to England and fared no better on Wednesday against Ireland.

On Tuesday England ran out winners by 10 – 5 over Scotland whilst Ireland fared even better on Wednesday, recording a 10.5 – 4.5 win over the host nation.
 Ayrshire’s Jack Broun (Ayr Belleisle) lost both his foursomes and singles on the opening day whilst Ruben Lindsay (Ayr Belleisle) lost out in his debut in the singles, having sat out the morning foursomes.
Match details:-

England Vs Scotland

England 4 Scotland 1

R Williams & C Gough beat G Dalziel & C Wilson by 2&1
J Pagdin & B Brown beat C McKinney & G Heath by 1 hole
H Goddard & M Freeman lost to D Walsh & L Waldron by 2&1
M Hopkins & J Hill beat J Broun & A Thornton by 4&3
H Arnold & C Knipes beat C Scot & A O’Hagen by 5&4

England 6 Scotland 4

R Willians beat G Dalziel by 4&3
C Gough beat C Williams beat 4&2
J Pagdin lost to C McKinney by 3&2
B Brown beat G Heath by 1 hole
H Goddard beat J Broun by 271
M Freeman beat C Scott by 6&4
M Hopkins lost to A O’Hagen by 3&1
H Islam lost to A Thornton by 4&3
H Arnold lost to D Walsh by 2&1
C Knipes beat R Lindsay by 4&3

ENGLAND 10      SCOTLAND   5  

On the Wednesday, Scotland were left standing after the opening foursomes where Ireland ran out 5 – 0 winners, with both Ayrshire players selected for the foursomes.

In the afternoon singles, Scotland lost out by 4.5 – 3.5 to give Ireland an overall victory of 10.5 – 4.5.

Both Lindsay and Broun halved their afternoon singles on Wednesday against Ireland.

Match details:-

Ireland 5 Scotland 0
M Power & A Marshall beat G Dalziel & C Wilson by 2 holes
T McKibbin & J Brady beat C McKinney & G Heath by 2&1
C Denvir & M Kennedy beat J Broun & A O'Hagan by 4&3
A Hill & D Kitt beat R Lindsay & A Thornton by 3&2
L O'Neill & O Maguire beat D Walsh & L Waldron by 2 holes

 Ireland 5.5 Scoltand 4.5

M Power beat C Wilson by 5&3
T McKibbin lost to G Dalziel by 1 hole
J Brady beat C McKinney by 2&1
A Marshall beat G Heath by 2&1
E Murphy halved with R Lindsay
C Denvir halved with C Scott
L O'Neill lost to A O'Hagan by 4&3
O Maguire lost to L Waldron by 1 hole
D Kitt beat A Thornton by 8&6
A Hill halved with J Broun

On the final day on Thursday, Scotland face Wales in a wooden spoon decider whilst England will play Ireland.

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