Saturday, July 09, 2016

Scotland retain European men's amateur title 

Scotland have won the European men's amateur team championship for the second year in a row.
They beat Sweden 5-2 in the final at Chantilly Golf Club, France today.
Conor Syme and Craig Howie scored an important win at the 21st hole in the opening foursome against Martin Erikson and Fredrik Nilehn.
Had they lost Scotland would have trailed 2-0 going into the five singles, because Robert MacIntyre and Sandy Scott lost their foursome by 3 and 2 to Robin Petersson and Hannes Ronneblad.
The Scots did not lose a tie in taking the singles by a 4-1 margin.
Left-hander MacIntyre won by one hole against Oskar Berqvist and Grant Forrest was a 5 and 4 winner over Adam Blomme.
Syme beat Nilehn by 4 and 3.
Howie and Scott halved their singles gies against Petersson and Ronneblad respectively. 
Scots boys finish with a win over Czechs
Scotland's boys beat the Czech Republic  4-1 in their last match of the European boys' team championship flight in Austria.
Sam Locke and Rory Franssen won the foursomes 3 and 2, and in the singles Jamie Stewart won at the 19th, Darren Howie won by 1 hole and Eric McIntosh won by 3 and 2.
Marc Watt lost by one hole.



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