Thursday, March 17, 2016

Europe have big lead in men's Bonallack Trophy in Portugal

Revenge for Aussie pair as they beat Forrest 

and McDonald 5 and 4 in Day 2 four-balls

Europe's men are faring  better in the Bonallack Trophy against Asia-Pacific than Europe's women are in the inaugural Patsy Hankins Trophy match. For a summary of events in the women's match, switch over to
Both three-day international contests are being played in northern Portugal, at Vidago Palace and finish on Friday.
But Scots Grant Forrest and Jack McDonald, with two wins out of two on the opening day, were brought down to earth with a bump in Day 2.
Having beaten the Australian pair of Brett Colett and Zach Murray on Day 1, the Scots met them twice today, halving their foursomes encounter in the morning and then being walloped 5 and 4 in the afternoon four-balls.
There are still two four-ball ties to finish.
So, as far as the Bonallack Trophy is concerned, Europe's men  lead 12.5 to Asia-Pacific's 5.5 with two of Thursday's matches spilling over into early-morning finishes tomorrow. 

Day 1: Europe 7, Asia-Pacific 3
Day 2: Europe 5.5, Asia-Pacific 2.5 (two ties to finish Friday morning.
OVERALL POSITION: Europe 12.5, Asia-Pacific 5.5 (two ties to finish.



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