Thursday, August 11, 2016

Men's Home Internationals Day 2 at Nairn

 Ireland dazzle Scots in singles, win 8.5-6.5
Day 2 Report: Fairstone Men’s Home Internationals
Defending champions Ireland will face England in a winner-takes-all final day meeting at the Fairstone Men’s Home Internationals, as Scotland’s hopes slumped in the afternoon singles.
On a wet and wild day in the Highlands, Irish eyes were smiling as they achieved a stirring comeback against the Scots to keep alive hopes of a third straight title.
The hosts had responded from their opening day defeat to England to claim a commanding 4 – 1 advantage over the Irish at The Nairn Golf Club.

But the Scots were blown away in the afternoon winds as Ireland produced a dazzling singles performance to win 8.5 – 6.5, with the home side only claiming two-and-a-half points from the 10 matches post lunch.
Stuart Grehan and Alex Gleeson set the tone at the top of the order with comfortable wins, with Robin Dawson also dispatching Scottish Amateur champion George Duncan 5 and 3.
Glenbervie’s Graeme Robertson offered hope of a comeback, battling back from three down after nine holes to fire five back nine birdies and beat Paul McBride on the 18th, while Craig Ross from Kirkhill achieved a battling half.

But home hopes were as shortlived as the brief improvement in weather, as John Ross Galbraith sealed victory after edging out local member Sandy Scott at the last.
Galbraith, 22, said: “It was an unbelievable turnaround, we never really got down about the foursomes. It was some performance to do it, though.”
England, meanwhile, were always in control as they thumped Wales 11.5 – 3.5 to top the table after day two.


Ed Hodge
PR and Media Manager



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