Sunday, July 11, 2021

Woman’s Amateur Champion Louise Duncan from West Kilbride and Hazel MacGarvie from Royal Troon were in the Scottish Woman’s team who finished fourth in the European Woman’s Team Championship played at Royal County Down Golf Club in Northern Ireland between the 5th and the the 10th of July.

The six strong Scotland team, with five scores from six counting towards the team total on each of the strokeplay qualifying rounds, led the qualifiers for Flight A of the matchplay by a full 10 shots, finishing on 8 over par, ahead of Ireland in second spot.

The Scottish scores in the qualifying were :-

Hannah Darling (Broomieknowe) 68 / 69 

Hazel MacGarvie (Royal Troon) 74 / 72 

Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne) 76 / 76 

Chloe Goadby (St Regulus) (80) / 74 

Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) 79 / 76 

Lorna McClymont (Milngavie) 77 / (79)

In the first round of the matchplay on Thursday the 8th of July, Scotland faced Spain and despite losing both the foursomes matches, the Scottish team fought back in the singles, winning four of the five singles ties to progress to the semi-finals with a 4 – 3 win. Louise lost her foursomes and singles ties by 4&2 and 4&3 respectively whilst Hazel lost her foursomes tie on the 5th extra hole, but bounced back to win her singles match by 2 & 1.

In the semi-finals on Friday the 9th of July, Scotland faced England but lost out 4 – 3 in their bid for a place in the final. Scotland won both the foursomes ties in the morning, Louise contributing to a 2&1 win and Hazel to a 4&3 victory, but in the afternoon Louise lost her singles tie by 4&3 whilst Hazel lost agonisingly on the first extra hole of what proved to be the deciding tie in the match.

In the third and fourth place play off match on Saturday the 10th of July, Scotland were beaten 5.5 – 1.5 by Italy. The two Ayrshire players were again involved in the foursomes ties, Louise losig out by a single hole, whilst Hazel was beaten by 4&3, and in the afternoon singles Louise lost by 5&4 whilst Hazel secured a half in her tie.

In the final, England beat Sweden 5 – 2 to take the title. 

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