Thursday, 9 August 2018


By Colin Farquharson

Although beaten 5-4 by England today (Thursday), Scotland still have a chance of winning the women's home internationals title on the final day at Ballybunion Golf Club. 
If the Scots can smash Ireland's 100 per cent record it would come down to a games-won count back with England who will surely beat Wales, losers of both their matches so far by big margins. 

The Scots faltered against England, losing 5-4 after Eilidh Briggs went down by 2 and 1 to Lianna Bailey in the final singles. 

The real damage was done in the morning foursomes after which the Scots trailed 2.5-0.5 with their top pairing of Hannah McCook and Curtis Cup player Shannon McWilliam losing by 2 and 1 to Lily May Humphreys and Lianna Bailey. 
If Scotland beat Ireland and England beat Wales, they will both finish with 2pt and the championship will decided on a countback of games won. The Irish will be confident of beating Scotland and winning the title with three wins out of three.


Foursomes (0.5-2.5)
H McCook and S McWilliam lost to L M Humphreys and L Bailey 2 and 1.
C Goadby and H MacGarvie halved with I Clyburn and G Blackman.
E Briggs and C Jaffrey lost to H Muse and S Fuller 3 and 2.
Singles (3.5-2.5)
McCook bt Fuller 4 and 3.
McWilliam halved with Clyburn
MacGarvie bt Muse 1 hole.
G Batty lost to N Slater 2 and 1.
Jaffrey bt Humphreys 1 hole.
Briggs lost to Bailey 2 and 1.

DAY 1 - Ireland 5, England 4; Scotland 6.5, Wales 2.5
DAY 2 - Scotland 4 England 5 : Ireland 7.5 Wales 1.5


Scotland's hopes of winning the girls' home internationals' title at Ballybunion Golf Club, Scotland were well beaten when they lost 7-2 to England on Day 2.

Hannah Darling and Jennifer Rankine being the only Scots to gain a point in the afternoon singles
In today's other match Wales surprisingly beat Ireland 5.5-3.5.
This means that the final day match between England and Wales, both of whom have 1.5pt to their credit,  will decide who will be the 2018 girls' champions.

Foursomes (0-3)
K Brodie and C Neilson lost to C Whitehead and A Williamson 4 and 3.
C Griffiths and L McClymont lost to H Screen and M Lewis 6 and 4.
H Darling and L Duncan lost to E Lewis and E Rhodes 5 and 3.

Singles (2-4)
Louise Duncan lost to Whithead 2 and 1.
Carmen Griffiths lost to Williamson 1 hole.
Hannah Darling bt M Lewis 1 hole.
Jennifer Rankine bt E Lewis 3 and 1.
Kirsty Brodie lost to C Heath 4 and 2.
Cameron Neilson lost to Rhodes 5 and 4.

DAY 1 - Ireland 4.5, England 4.5; Scotland 4.5, Wales 4.5.
Day 2 - Scotland 2  England 7, Wales 5.5 Ireland 3.5