Friday, March 18, 2016

Forrest and McDonald both lose but Europe 

cruise to Bonallack Trophy victory in Portugal

Grant Forrest and Jack McDonald both lost their singles ties 4 and 3 on the final day of the Bonallack Trophy match between Europe and Asia-Pacific at Vidago Palace golf course in northern Portugal.
But Europe cruised to a 21.5 to 10.5 victory, a record winning margin and their fifth success in a row in the biennial contest.
Forrest, four down after 12, was beaten by Takumi Kanaya (Japan).
McDonald was only one down after 10 to Zach Murray but the Australian pulled away from the Scot over the next few holes.
Playing together in foursomes and four-ball ties on Days 1 and 2, Forrest and McDonald won twice, halved once, and lost once.
Europe led 7-3 over Asia-Pacific at the end of the first day and by 13.5 to 6.5 once the Day 2 ties were completed on Friday morning.
The home team clinched their overall victory in the biennial contest by taking the final singles 8-4.
On the final day, Mario Galiano (Spain), Italy's Luca Cianchetti and Stefano Mazzoli, Ashton Turner (England), Ireland's Jack Hume, David Boote (Wales), Robin Petersson (Sweden) and Netherland's Jeroen Krietemeijer all added points to Europe’s scoreboard.
Asia-Pacific, under the captaincy of Australian Matt Cutler, had no chance to come back on the final day after the Europeans dominated the first two days.
Whereas Boote, Cianchetti and Galiano had to accept one defeat each, Jack Hume, Robin Petersson and Jeroen Krietemeijer won all of their matches. Hume played four; Petersson and Krietemeijer, three



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