Friday, September 06, 2019

EUROPEAN SENIOR MEN'S TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP - Scotland top qualifiers in Denmark

The Scotland Senior Men's Team
Robert Smith, Ian Brotherston, Stewart Henderson
Graham Bell, Ronnie Clark, Paul Moultrie

Paul Moultrie (Royal Troon) helped the Scotland Senior Mens team to take top qualifying place in the European Men’s Senior team Championship, being played from 3rd to 7th September at Rungsted GC in Denmark.

The Scots finished with a team total of 730, ten over par, which was matched by Ireland who took the second qualifying place, with Ronnie Clark finishing with the best individual return of the field with two rounds of 70 for a four under par total of 140.

Both Paul Moultrie’s rounds f 75 contributed to the five counting scores from six from each round, which gave Scotland their top seeding.

Following completion of the strokeplay qualifying on Wednesday, Scotland faced The Netherlands in the quarter finals on Thursday and ran out winners by 3.5 – 1.5.

In the foursomes tie team captain Ian Brotherston and Robert Smith cruised to a 7&6 victory over Pieter Van Doorne and Jeroen Kamil.

In the lead singles tie Ronnie Clark halved with Bart Nolte whilst Stewart Henderson recorded a 5&4 win over Marcel Roelofsma to put Scotland 2.5 – 0.5 ahead.

With Graham Bell losing the anchor tie by 2&1 to Pieter Van Steenbergen, it was left to Paul Moultrie to secure the vital winning point with a 4&3 victory over Philip Rubay Bouman.

In the semi finals on Friday, Scotland face England and Denmark play Ireland.

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