Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Senior Women's Home Internationals



Scotland scored their first win for at least two years in the Senior Ladies Home Internationals at Alyth Golf Club, Perthshire today, beating Wales 5-3 in their first match after losing all three 12 months ago.
A wet and miserable started to the day changed to bright and very breezy conditions before lunchtime.
The Scots took a 2-1 edge from the morning foursomes and added three more points with wins by Gillian Kyle (2 and 1 over Denise Richards), Lesley Lloyd (2 and 1 against Olwen Davies) and Fiona De Vries (2 and 1 against Sharon Roberts).
Wales' two winners in the singles were Jane Rees, who beat Aberdeen's Sheena Wood 3 and 2 In the lead-off tie, and former Senior British champion Ann Lewis, a 3 and 2 winner over Lorna McKinlay.
All square at the turn, Rees went two up on Wood by winning the 10th and 13th. The Scot won the 14th to be only one down but Rees took the 15th and 16th for the match.
Kyle was one up at the turn against Richards and went up at the 12th. Richards rallied to win the 13th to be only one down but halves at the 14th and 15th gave Kyle some breathing space and the Scot won the 16th and halved the 17th for a 2 and 1 win, her second of the day.
McKinlay was two up after nine against Lewis but the Welsh player went to town on the inward half, winning the 11th and 12th to square the contest and then taking the 13th, 14th and 16th for a 3 and 2 victory.
Lloyd won the sixth, 10th and 12th for a two-hole lead over Davies. The Scot then won the 14th to be three up. Davies won the 15th to be two down with three to play but she ran out of holes as Lloyd won on the 17th green.
Roberts won the ninth and 10th to square her match against De Vries. The next three holes were halved before De Vries edged ahead again by winning the 14th.
The 15th was halved. Then De Vries won the 16th to be dormie and she won by 2 and 1 to clinch Scotland's 5-3 victory.
European senior champions Ireland came a cropper in their bid to take the home title out of England's grasp.  England won 5.5-2.5, taking the foursomes by a 2pt margin and the singles 3-1.

England's singles winners were Julie Brown (by 4 and 3 against Mary Sheehy), Katherine Russell (by 2 and 1 over Maria O'Reilly) and Jackie Foster (by 5 and 4 against Irish senior champion Gertie McMullen).

Alyth Golf Club, Perthshire
Foursomes (2-1)
Sheena Wood and Gillian Kyle bt Ann Lewis and Sharon Roberts 1 hole.
Fiona De Vries and Lesley Lloyd bt Chris Harries and Patricia Fernon 4 and 2.
Alex Glennie and Mary Smith lost to Denise Richards and Jane Rees 7 and 6.
Singles (3-2)
Wood lost to Rees 3 and 2.
Kyle bt Richards 2 and 1.
L McKinlay lost to Lewis 3 and 2.
Lloyd bt O Davies 2 and 1.
De Vries bt Roberts 2 and 1.


Foursomes (2.5-0.5)
Jackie Foster and Catherine Rawthore bt Gertie McMullen and Maria O'Reilly 2 holes.
Julie Brown and Aileen Greenfield bt Carol Wickham and Sheena McElroy 1 hole.
Helen Lowe and Karen Jobling halved with Laura Webb and Suzanne Corcoran.
Singles (3-2)
Rawthore lost to Wickham 2 and 1
Brown bt M Sheehy 4 and 3.
K Russell bt O'Reilly 2 and 1.
Jobling lost to Webb 5 and 4.
Foster bt McMullen 5 and 4.

Ireland v Wales
08.30 Carol Wickham and Sheena McElroy v Ann Lewis and Sharon Roberts
08.40 Laura Webb and Suzanne Corcoran v Jane Rees and Denise Richards
08.50 Mary Sheehy and Maria O'Reilly v Chris Harries and Olwen Davies

England v Scotland
09.00 Jule Brown and Aileen Greenfield v Sheena Wood and Gillian Kyle
09.10 Helen Lowe v Karen Jobling v Fiona De Vries and Lesley Lloyd
09.20 Jackie Foster and Katherine Russell v Mary Smith and Lorna McKinlay.



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