KirkwoodGolf: England retain Senior Home Internationals title by beating Ireland

Friday, October 02, 2015

England retain Senior Home Internationals title by beating Ireland

Scots finish bottom of table after defeat by Wales

Scotland led Wales 2-1 after the foursomes but lost the singles 4-1 to go down 5-3 and finish bottom of the table in the Senior Women's Home Internationals at Elm Park Golf Club, Dublin.
England came from behind to retain the Sue Johnson Trophy. They beat Ireland, who had won their first two matches, 5-3 to top the table with 5pt to Ireland's 4.  
So, for the second year in a row, England made a clean sweep of the women's, girls' and senior women's home internationals.
England captain Pat Wrightson, who, earlier in the summer, steered the team to a European silver medal, commented: “It was an excellent effort by the team and it’s been a pleasure to be their captain.”
Scotland had won a foursomes session for the first time in the three-day programme, leading Wales 2-1 into the singles.
But in the afternoon it all went pear-shaped for the Scot with defeats for Lorna Bennett, Lesley Lloyd, Sheena Wood and Fiona De Vries.
Only Lorna McKinlay (Dunnikier Park) was able to win her singles. She beat Denise Richards by 3 and 2 and was Scotland's most successful player in the tournament, with  two wins and a draw for 2.5pt.
Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) and Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) came next with 2pt apiece. 
MVP of the tournament was Ireland's Laura Webb with six wins out of six.

Day 3 results
Foursomes: 1-2
A Lewis and S Roberts bt A Bartlett and A Glennie 6 and 4.
Denise Richards and Vicki Thomas lost to Sheena Wood and Lesley Lloyd 4 and 3.
Patricia Feron and Chrstine Harries lost to Fiona De Vries and Lorna McKinlay 1 hole.
Singles: 4-1
Lewis bt L Bennett 4 and 2
J Rees bt Lloyd 1 hole.
Roberts bt Wood 1 hole.
Thomas bt De Vries 2 holes.
Richards lost to McKinlay 3 and 2.

Foursomes: 2-1
C  Berry and L Housman bt S McElroy and P Doran 5 and 4.
J Brown and H Lowe bt G McMullen and M MacLaren 2 and 1.
S Dye and C Rawthore lost to L Webb and S Corcoran 4 and 3. 
Singles: 3-2
Brown lost to McMullen 2 and 1.
Lowe bt Corcoran 1 hole.
Rawthore bt M Dowling 4 and 3.
L Shaw bt McElroy 2 and 1
Berry lost to Webb 4 and 3.

1 England 5pt
2 Ireland 4pt
3 Wales 1.5pt
4 Scotland 0.  



Still champions: England with the Sue Johnson Trophy after their overall victory in the Senior Women's Home Internationals at Elm Park GC, Dublin. Picture by courtesy of the Ladies Golf Union