Thursday, August 09, 2018

Scots women still have title chance but
they must finish with win over Ireland

Although beaten 5-4 by England today (Thursday), Scotland still have a chance of winning the women's home internationals title on the final day at Ballybunion Golf Club.
If the Scots can smash defending champions Ireland's 100 per cent record it would come down to a games-won count back with England who will surely beat Wales, losers of both their matches so far by big margins.

The Scots faltered against England, losing 5-4 after Eilidh Briggs went down by 2 and 1 to Lianna Bailey in the final singles.
The real damage was done in the morning foursomes after which the Scots trailed 2.5-0.5 with their top pairing of Hannah McCook and Curtis Cup player Shannon McWilliam losing by 2 and 1 to Lily May Humphreys and Lianna Bailey.

If Scotland beat Ireland and England beat Wales, they will both finish with 2pt and the championship will decided on a countback of games won.
Having said all that, the Irish will be confident of beating Scotland and winning the title with three wins out of three.

DAY 1 - Ireland 5, England 4; Scotland 6.5, Wales 2.5

Foursomes (0.5-2.5)
H McCook and S McWilliam lost to L M Humphreys and L Bailey 2 and 1.
C Goadby and H MacGarvie halved with I Clyburn and G Blackman.
E Briggs and C Jaffrey lost to H Muse and S Fuller 3 and 2.
Singles (3.5-2.5)
McCook bt Fuller 4 and 3.
McWilliam halved with Clyburn
MacGarvie bt Muse 1 hole.
G Batty lost to N Slater 2 and 1.
Jaffrey bt Humphreys 1 hole.
Briggs lost to Bailey 2 and 1.

Foursomes (3-0)
P Grant and L Walsh bt J Ryan and B Morris 2 and 1.
J Ross and S Burke bt L Jones and M Lockett 3 and 2.
M Martin and A Wilson bt C Evans-Brand and K O'Connor 2 holes.
Singles (4.5-1.5)
Martin halved with Evans-Brand.
Wilson lost to Lockett 2 and 1
Wash bt Morris 8 and 5.
Ross bt Ryan 4 and 2.
Burke bt Jones 1 holes.
Grant bt O'Connor 3 and 2.



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