Monday, February 06, 2017

Recalling the Scotland v England youth internationals of yesteryear

Sassenachs turned tables at Bruntsfield

After two big wins over England at Pannal Golf Club, Yorkshire, the Scotland v England youth international of 1961 returned to "home" ground, Bruntsfield Links.
But instead of the Scots completing a hat-trick of wins, England came up over the Border to score a thumping win at the Edinburgh venue.
The English laid the platform for their success by taking the morning foursomes 5-1, too big a leeway for the Scots to make up in the singles which they lost narrowly, 5.5 to 6.5.

England names listed first:

FOURSOMES (Scotland 1, England 5)
J R Young (Cathcart Castle) and A R Murphy (Falkirk Tryst) lost to C C Bowman (Blackpool Park) and J Hall (Seaton Carew) 3 and 2.
H C Brownlee (Craigmillar Park) and M C Douglas (Thornhill) lost to P M Baxter (Sherwood Forest) and P A Tickle (Coxmoor) 2 and 1.
I A MacCaskill (Cowglen) and P J Smith (Dunfermline) lost to A L Scott (Wentworth) and I M Stungo (Sudbury) 2 and 1.
K S Graham (Royal Burgess) and J K Tait (Liberton) bt J S Greenwood (Alwoodley) and R C Beaumont (Huddersfield) 4 and 3.
L Carver (St Andrews) and J A McIntyre (Kinghorn) lost to J R Langridge (Rochester and Cobham Park) and P R Johnston (Mid-Herts) 4 and 3.
G Wood (Melrose) and D A Peel (Cambridge Univ) lost to D M Brown (Millfield) and P J Doe (Berkhamsted) 3 and 2.

SINGLES: Scotland 5.5, England 6.5
Scottish names first
Young lost to Hall 6 and 5.
Murphy lost to Langridge 3 and 2.
Brownlee halved with Tickle.
Douglas bt Stungo retired.
MacCaskill halved with Greenwood.
Smith bt Bowman 6 and 5.
Tait halved with Scott
Carver bt Brown 4 and 3.
McIntyre lost to Johnston 3 and 2.
Wood lost to Beaumont 3 and 2.
Peel lost to Doe 3 and 2.
Graham bt Baxter 1 hole.

OVERALL RESULT: Scotland 6.5, England 11.5



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