KirkwoodGolf: England and Scotland boys draw but Scotland lose girls' match by one point

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

England and Scotland boys draw but Scotland lose girls' match by one point

By Colin Farquharson
It could hardly have been any closer in the England versus Scotland schools golf international at Fairhaven Golf Club, Lytham St Annes, Lancshire.
The boys' match was a draw at 9pt apiece and England won the girls' match 5-4.
The Scottish boys took what could have been a decisive lunchtime lead by winning the foursomes 4-2. They led 9-5 overall with a 7 and 5 win by team captain Marc Watt (Fraserburgh Academy) in the top singles, backed up by a two-hole victory for Callum Bruce (Banff Academy), but England won the last four singles to snatch an honourable draw.
It was England who led, 2-1, after the girls' foursomes and the home team held on to that narrow advantage by sharing the singles honours 3-3.
Everything hinged on the final singles in which Jasmine Mackintosh (Hazlehead Academy) played England's Rebecca Earl.
A nip-and-tuck match ended with Earl the winner by the narrowest of margins, one hole.

Marc Watt (Fraserburgh Academy)
England names first

Foursomes (2-4)
J Craddock and O Huggins bt M Watt (Fraserburgh) and D Howie (Peebles) 2 and 1.
J Hopkins and E Dimayuga lost to Craig Leith (Hazlehead) and Connor Wilson (Haddington) 3 and 2.
J Trewhitt and W Marshall lost to G Greer (Carluke) and G Dalziel (Airdrie) 2 and 1.
R James and M Freeman lost to C Bruce (Banff) and K Reid (Bearsden) 1 hole.
T Plumb and G Holmes lost to S Locke (Stonehaven) and R Watson (Dollar) 4 and 3.
W Hopkins and J Wilson bt A Moir (Elgin) and J Paterson (St Andrews) 1 hole.

Craddock lost to Watt 7 and 5.
Huggins bt Greer 1 hole.
Hopkins bt Howie 6 and 4.
Dimayuga lost to Bruce 2 holes.
Trewhitt halved with Locke.
Marshall halved with Leith
James lost to Watson 5 and 4.
Freeman lost to Paterson 3 and 2.
Plumb bt Dalziel 2 and 1.
Holmes bt Moir 6 and 4.
Hopkins bt Wilson 3 and 2. 


Foursomes (2-1)
L Watson and A Taylor lost to Jillian Farrell (Dumbarton) and Molly Richmond (Strathaven) 1 hole.
A Giles and M Thomas bt Louise Duncan (Largs) and Kirsty Brodie (Kirriemuir) 4 and 2.
Jessica Hall and Rebecca Earl bt Jennifer Rankine (Govan) and Jasmine Mackintosh (Hazlehead) 4 and 2.

Singles (3-3)
Walton lost to Farrell 5 and 3.
Taylor halved with Duncan.
Giles lost to Kirsty Brodie 2 and 1.
Thomas bt Richmond 5 and 3.
Hall halved with Rankine.
Earl bt Mackintosh 1 hole.