Friday, August 15, 2014




Scotland lost 8-7 to Wales on the last day of the Men's Home Internationals at Southerndown GC, South Wales.
Ireland won the title with three wins out of three, clinching the title with a 9 1/2-5 1/2 win over England who had a miserable campaign.
Ireland were champions with 3pt, Wales runners-up with 1 1/2pt, Scotland third with 1pt and England were bottom of the table with half-a-point.
The Scots trailed Wales 3-2 after the morning foursomes and could only draw the singles 5-5.
Adam Dunton (McDonald Ellon) and Scottish champion Chris Robb (Meldrum House) lost the last two singles by 3 and 2, and 4 and 2 respectively, enabling Wales to share the afternoon honours.
Top points earner for Scotland was Craig Ross (Kirkhill) with 5 1/2 out of 6, an outstanding performance.
Daniel Young (Craigie Hill) had four wins from four matches until the last day when he lost two out of two. 
The Scotland points table read:
Craig Ross 51/2
Daniel Young 4 
Jack McDonald 3
Graeme Robertson 3
Jamie Savage 3
Adam Dunton 3
Matthew Clark 1 1/2
Scott Gibson 1
Greig Marchbank 1
Chris Robb 0
James Ross 0

Foursomes 2-3
Scottish names first
J McDonald and G Robertson bt M Hearne and D Boote 2 and 1.
D Young and J Savage lost to B Westgate and M Moseley 2 and 1.
M Clark and S Gibson lost to Z Galliford and E Griffith 3 and 2.
C Ross and A Dunton bt L Jones and O Edwards 1 hole.
C Robb and J Ross lost to J Bush and R James 2 holes.
Robertson halved with Hearne
Savage lost to Boote 2 and 1.
McDonald bt Griffith 1 hole.
Young lost to Westgate 1 hole.
Gibson bt Moseley 1 hole.
Clark halved with Galliford
G Marchbank bt Davies 2 and 1
C Ross bt Bush 5 and 4
Dunton lost to Edwards 3 and 2
Robb lost to Jones 4 and 2

IRELAND 9 1/2, ENGLAND 5 1/2
Foursomes 3-2
Irish names first
J Hume and G Moynihan lost to T Anderson and A Chesters 1 hole.
C Sharvin and D McElroy bt R Evans and B Stow 3 and 2.
C Campbell and C Selfridge lost to A Chapman and S Crookall-Nixon 1 hole
R Dawson and J R Galbraith bt N Marsha and D Wasteney 7 and 6
P Dunne and G Hurley bt P Kinnear and L Johnson 5 and 4.
SINGLES 6 1/2-3 1/2
Moynihan bt Evans 5 and 4.
Hume bt Chesters 6 and 4.
McElroy lost to Anderson 1 hole.
Selfridge bt Stow 1 hole
Galbraith halved with Wasteney
Dawson lost to H Casey 5 and 4.
Campbell lost to Marsh 4 and 2.
Sharvin bt Chapman 2 and 1.
Dunne bt Kinnear 2 and 1
Hurley bt Johnson 5 and 4. 

Ireland 3pt, Wales 1 1/2pt, Scotland 1pt, England 1/2pt



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