Friday, August 10, 2018

We are the champions! Scotland win women's home internationals at Ballybunion

                                                  Picture by courtesy of the R and A
Scotland won the women's home internationals title at Ballybunion Golf Club on the Atlantic coastline of southwest Ireland this afternoon on a countback after beating Ireland, the defending champions, 6-3 while England beat Wales 6.5-2.5.
Scotland, Ireland and England all won two matches out of three and the Scots prevailed in the countback with 17 games won to England's 15.5 and Ireland's 15.
It was Scotland's first victory in the tournament since 2010
The Scotland team was Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey), Aboyne's Shannon McWilliam, Chloe Goadby from St Andrews, Hazel MacGarvie (Troon Ladies), Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) and Scottish champion Gemma Batty (West Linton).
Well played, ladies!

FINAL DAY RESULTS AT BALLYBUNION

SCOTLAND 6, IRELAND 3
Foursomes: (2.5-0.5)
H McCook and S McWilliam bt P Grant and L Walsh 2 holes.
E Briggs and C. Jaffrey halved with J Ross and S Burke
C Goadby and H MacGarvie bt A Wilson and M Martin 3 and 2.
Singles: 
McCook bt Walsh 6 and 5.
McWilliam lost to Martin 7 and 6.
MacGarvie lost to Wilson 5 and 3.
Goadby bt Burke 3 and 2.
Jaffrey bt Ross 4 and 3
G Batty halved with Grant

ENGLAND 6.5, WALES 2.5 
Foursomes: 2-1
L M Humphreys and L Bailey bt M Lockett and J Ryan 4 and 2.
G Blackman and I Clyburn lost to K O'Connor and L Hillier 3 and 1.
H Muse and S Fuller bt C Evans-Brand and L Jones 4 and 3.

Singles: 4.5-1.5 
Muse halved with B Morris.
Bailey bt Lockett 4 and 3.
Humphreys bt Hillier 5 and 3.
N Slater bt Jones 1 hole.
Fuller lost to Ryan 7 and 5,
Clyburn bt O'Connor 1 hole.

FINAL PLACINGS
1 Scotland (on countback) 2pt
2 England 2pt.
3 Ireland 2pt.
4 Wales 0pt.

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