|Ireland -- Senior champions|
Scotland slumped to their heaviest ever 7-1 defeat at the hands of Ireland as the team from the Emerald Isle romped to their first ever title in the Senior Women's Home Internationals at Elie today.
Ireland were the pre-tournament favourites for the title on the strength of their bronze medals performance in the European senior womens championships in Switzerland several weeks ago. And they lived up to their star billing.
They were almost in a different league from defending champions England (beat them 6-2), Wales (beat them 5-3) and Scotland (beat them 7-1) with Ireland's Carol Wickham, the MVP of the tournament. She was the only player from any country to end up with six wins out of six.
Scotland, a little bit unlucky to go down heavily to England on Wednesday, had no such excuses in crashing 5-0 in the singles against the rampant Irish.
Scotland's top player over the three days was Fifer Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) with 3pt out of a possible six.
DAY 3 RESULTS AT ELIE
WALES 2, ENGLAND 6
Foursomes - A Lewis and V Thomas lost to J Melville and F Christine 1 hole, O Davies and P Fernon lost to C Quinn and C Berry 4 and 3, J Rees and D Richards bt B Laird and R Adams 1 hole (1-2)
Singles - Lewis lost to Quinn 3 and 2, Rees bt Melville 4 and 2, C Harries lost to A Mayne 1 hole, Thomas lost to Christine 4 and 2, Richards lost to Berry 3 and 2 (1-4)
SCOTLAND 1, IRELAND 7
Foursomes - M Smith and A Ryan lost to H Jones and P Doran 1 hole, H Anderson and M Hughes lost to S McElroy and C Wickham 7 and 6, L Bennett and A Bartlett bt S Corcoran and K Evans 4 and 3 (1-2)
Singles - Bartlett lost to McElroy 7 and 6, Smith lost to Wickham 3 and 2, Bennett lost to Corcoran 5 and 3, F De Vries lost to Jones 1 hole, Ryan lost to Doran 3 and 2 (0-5)
HOW THEY FINISHED
Ireland 3 points
England 2 points
Wales 0 points.