Wednesday, January 14, 2015



GB and I team captain Elaine Farquharson-Black, pictured, said at the end of Day 3:
"All to play for tomorrow when we play our last match before being spectators on the final day on Friday. 

"If we can do well in the foursomes again against Australia, that will help for the afternoon singles. Each day we have alternated starts  from tee 1 or 10 and we are 10 on Thursday, which
the girls prefer.
"Waterproofs on again this morning and very windy all day. Warmer weather forecast for Thursday."


GB and I gave another solid performance to win both foursomes for the second day in a row.

Bronte Law and Chloe Williams won the first, third (with birdie) and fourth against Naomi Ko and Grace St Geermain.
GB and I three-putted the sixth to lose that but won the seventh where the Canadians three-putted.
Law and Williams won 10th but lost 11th with a three-putt. The GB and I lead-off pair then won the 12th, 13th and 14th to wrap up a 5 and 4 victory.
In the second foursomes, GB and I started with an eagle 3 when Hayley Davis hit her second onto the green from 270yd out and Charlotte Thomas holed from 25 ft. One up. 
The Canadians Jaclyn Lee and Michelle Kim were able to halve the next four holes (the third and fourth in birdies).
Thomas and Davis went two up at the sixth where their opponents took two shots in a bunker but the GB and I pair lost to seventh to a par, halved the three in par and then won the next four holes in a row, all with par figures for a 5 and 4 win.

In the afternoon singles Bronte Law lost the first to a birdie by Naomi Ko and then went three down by losing the sixth and seventh. Law, a student at UCLA, fought back to win the eighth with a birdie and also the 10th to get it back to one down..

They halved the 11th in birdies after Bronte had hit her approach to 8 ft but her opponent rolled in a 25 footer. Law lost the next when she missed the green and had a difficult bunker shot.
Bronte missed birdie putts at 13, 14 and 16th and then halved the 15th and 17th in bogeys to lose by 2 and 1 - her first defeat in six sessions of play.

Chloe Williams from Wrexham  had nine straight pars on the front nine to be one up at the turn against Grace St Germain
The Welsh player bogeyed the 10th, then lost the 11th and 12th bo birdies to slip to two down. Chloe bogeyed the 13th and double bogeyed the 14th, a half at the 15th giving the Canadian a 4 and 3 victory..

Connie Jaffrey from Troon, a student at Kansas State University, birdied first to go one up against Jaclyn Lee and won second with a par. The Canadian squared the match by winning the sixth and seven with pars.
Jaffrey won the 11th with a par, the 12th with a bogey and then the 13th with a par to surge three up.
The Scot halved 14 and 15 to be three up with three to play, but drove into trees at 16 and couldn't hit green in two, losing the hole to a 4. Connie won the 17th for a 3 and 1 victory when her opponent conceded after missing green in three and then chipping over green. 

Charlotte Thomas, a student at the University of Washington, Seattle, played steady golf fpr a 5 and 4 win against Michelle Kim. The Curtis Cup player from Singapore was out in two under par with birdies at the fourth and seventh to be five up at the turn.
Thomas went six up by winning the 10th but then she bogeyed the 11th and 12th to be pulled back to a four-hole lead. Charlotte won the 13th with a par and halved the 14th for victory.
Baylor University, Texas student Hayley Davis, playing Alisha Lau, was also out in two under par with birdies at the first and seventh to be three up at the turn.
The Dorset player won the 10, but then lost the 11th to a birdie.
Davis went back to four up by birdieing the 12th. She lost the 13th to a par and the 14th to a birdie but halted the slide with a winning par at the 15th to be three up with three to play. 

Her Canadian opponent won the 16th where Davis was in two bunkers.
Davis then lost the 17th to a birdie, bringing back memories off her first-day singles when she lost the last six holes in a row after being four up.
Both hit good drives down the last. Lau went long into a bunker at back of the green and Hayley hit a good approach shot but it rolled off the back. Hayley putted up to 3ft and her opponent didn't hit a good bunker shot, missed the putt and Hayley holed her putt for 4 to win by two holes. It had been a quality match with the players producing eight birdies between them.