KirkwoodGolf: What they had to say after Team Europe's 15-9 Vagliano Trophy win

Sunday, July 02, 2017

What they had to say after Team Europe's 15-9 Vagliano Trophy win

               Anna Roscio with the Vagliano Trophy and team
                         Picture by Cal Carson Golf Agency

(Continent of Europe captain)
"We played very well, probably better on the Second Day than on the first. Winning the foursomes 4-0 today was a terrific boost. I knew we would not be beaten after that.
"But, to be fair, this was a very good GB and I team who deserved to finish closer than 6pt behind us.
"I never played in a WINNING Team Europe in the Vagliano Trophy so this is a great feeling for me to make it as the captain."
(GB and I captain)
"We are all disappointed in the GB and I camp because we know we have the potential to play better than we did on the second day. We peaked too early, on the first day and for some reason we were not firing on all cylinders on the second day. We just could not get up any momentum.
"I have to say the golf overall was of a very high standard, higher than I can remember in the winning Vagliano Trophy teams in which I played.
"There were a lot of birdies and we had our fair share of them but not enough of them to turn the tide our way on the final day."
(GB and I Junior Vagliano captain)
"I'm very disappointed that we were well beaten by the Europeans but, at the same time, I am very proud of the way our girls fought to the finish.
"It's a great experience for Under-16s to play at this level and they will be all the better for it."
World No 1 female amateur who did not
win any of her four matches.
"I didn't play as well as I did in winning the British championship. I think that took a lot out of me. I am really tired after that championship and then this, four rounds over two days."
GB and I's world No 13 ranked player
"It really is tougher to beat the Continent of Europe in the Vagliano Trophy than it is to beat the Americans in the Curtis Cup, as we did at Dunlaoghaire last year.
"Team Europe had strength in depth and had all their top players on song."