Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Scotland boys lose to Wales after slump in 

singles KOs winning chance

Scotland suffered a late-order collapse in the singles and nosedived to an 8.5-6.5 defeat by Wales on Day 2 of the boys' home internationals at St Annes Old Links Lancashire.
In the other match, England are set to make a successful defence of the title. They followed up their first-day 11-4 over Wales by beating Ireland 10-5.
Scotland drew their opening match 7.5-7.5 against Ireland.
The Scots and the Welsh shared the foursomes 2.5-2.5 but it looked as if Scotland were on their way to victory when they won three and halved the other of the first four singles matches. 
At that point they led 6-3. That was as good as it got for Scotland.
They lost five of the remaining singles and halved the other.

Foursomes (2.5-2.5)
D Howie and E McIntosh lost to L Harries and G Bryant 3 and 2.
J Broun and M Watt bt S Davies and T Matthews 2 and 1.
J Paterson and C Gibson lost to B Hicks and T Froom 3 and 2.
C Scott and A O'Hagan bt J Ashfield and J Cade 2 and 1.
L Irvine and G Dalziel halved with A Greville and H Fraser.
Singles (4-6)
Howie halved with Harries.
McIntosh bt Bryant 1 hole.
Scott bt Froom 2 and 1.
Broun bt Davies 2 and 1.
Gibson lost to Matthews 2 and 1.
Watt lost to Hicks 3 and 1.
O'Hagan halved with Frazer.
Dalziel lost to T Peet 2 and 1.
Irvine lost to Cade 1 hole.
Paterson lost to greville 2 and 1.


How they Stand.
England 2pt, Wales 1pt, Scotland 0.5pt, Ireland 0.5pt



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