Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Scotland schoolboys fight back to beat 

England, Scotland schoolgirls lose narrowly
Scotland, trailing by 2pt after the foursomes, rallied to beat England 9.5 to 8.5 in the annual schoolboys' golf international match at Troon Darley golf course, Ayrshire.
Scotland, however, lost the schoolgirls match by 1pt (4 to 5) to England.
Sandy Scott (Nairn Academy) and Glen Burrett (Williamwood High) were the only Scots with wins in the morning foursomes and the afternoon singles
Scott had Darren Howie (Peebles High) as a foursomes partner and Jamie Stewart (Gryffe High) partnered Burrett.
England led 4-2 after the foursomes but Scotland overcame that deficit by taking the singles 7.5 to 4.5.
In the girls' match,  England led 2-1 after the foursomes and the singles were shared 3-3.
On the day's combined play, 11 games went to the 18th green, an indication that there was not much between the sides.
Scottish names first

Foursomes: 2-4
D Howie and S Scott bt L Charnley and R Hodges 1 hole.
R Franssen and W Porter lost to J Ainscough and T Skelton1 hole.
J Stewart and G Burrett bt J Bannon and W Hopkins 2 and 1.
L Breslin and J Bryce lost to J Sundborg and T Trowbridge 4 and 3.
M McCulloch and M Lawrie lost to A Chalk and G Tait 2 and 1
K Reid and J P Ralph lost to A Edwards-Hill and A Ireland 1 hole.
Singles: 7.5-4.5
Howie lost to Ainscough 3 and 1.
Scott bt Skelton 4 and 3.
Stewart lost to Hopkins 3 and 2.
Porter bt Charnley 5 and 4.
Burrett bt Hodges 1 hole.
Lawrie halved with Bannon
McCulloch bt Sundborg 1 hole.
Breslin bt Trowbridge 3 and 2. 
Reid bt Edwards-Hill 2 holes
Ralph lost to Chalk 6 and 5
Franssen lost to Tait 4 and 3.
Bryce bt Ireland 1 hole.

Foursomes: 1-2
H MacGarvie and E Hale lost to H Screen and A Williamson 4 and 3
J Free and M Richmond bt K Hollins and A Taylor 1 hole.
E Morrison and C Robertson lost to E Lyle and L Walton 2 and 1.
Singles: 3-3
MacGarvie lost to Williamson 4 and 2.
Hale bt Hollins 2 and 1.
Free lost to Taylor 1 hole
Richmond lost to Walton 3 and 2.
Morrison bt Lyle 1 hole.
Robertson bt Screen 4 and 3.