Thursday, October 01, 2015

Scots bounce back from Day 1 drubbing to share foursomes honours with title holders England

Scotland, determined to step up on Wednesday's performance when they lost 8-0 to Ireland, succeeded in sharing the morning foursomes with title-holders England on Day 2 of the Senior Women's Home International Matches at Elm Park Golf Club, Dublin.
England led 1-0 after a 2 and 1 win by Caroline Berry and Lulu Housman over Alex Glennie and Alison Bartlett.
Berry and Housman won the second, fifth, sixth and seventh for a four-hole lead but that was as good as it got for them.
Glennie and Bartlett scored their first success at the eighth, then lost the ninth to be four down at the turn.
The Scots then halved their deficit by winning both the 10th and 11th. Berry and Housman regained a three-hole lead by winning the 12th but promptly lost the next to be pulled back to a two-hole advantage.
Glennie and Bartlett could make no further inroads with holes 14 to 17 being halved.
Sheena Wood and Lesley Lloyd put Scotland's first point of the tournament on the board by beating Sue Dye and Catherine Rawthore 2 and 1.
The Scots won the second and third for a two-hole lead and were never behind after that although they were pulled back to all square after Dye and Rawthore won the sixth and seventh.
Wood and Lloyd regained the lead by winning the eighth and went two up at the 10th.
After three halved holes, Dye and Rawthore won the 14th to be one down  with four to play.
The 15th and 16th were halved before the Scots on the 17th for victory.
The remaining tie was halved with England's Julie Brown and Lindsey Shaw two up after five holes and two holes ahead again after the 14th but unable to hold the Scots at bay over the closing holes.
Wood and Lloyd won the 16th and 17th to square the match and the 18th was halved.

Ireland and Wales were level at 1.5pt each after their foursomes.


G McMullen and M MacLaren halved with P Fernon, C Harries
S McElroy and P Doran lost to A Lewis and S Roberts 5 and 3.
L Webb and S Corcoran bt J Rees and D Richards 8 and 6.