Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Scotland lose to Ireland on Day 1 of the Senior Women's Home Internationals

England’s Senior Ladies have made a winning start to the Senior Home Internationals series in Ireland.
In tough and challenging conditions at County Sligo Golf Club at Rosses Point, England eked out a narrow 4.5 – 3.5 victory over Wales.

In the other game, hosts Ireland kicked off their bid to claim a hat-trick of titles with a 5.5-2.5 win over Scotland. 

Back L to R - Lorna McKinlay, Alison Davidson, Sheena Wood, Aileen Baker
Front L to R - Elaine Moffat, Fiona De Vries (Captain)
Donna Jackson and Jennifer Bryans
(Photo courtesy of Lorna McKinlay)

Scotland lost all 3 Foursomes matches and managed to half the singles with good wins by Elaine Moffat and Alison Davidson and halved match by Lorna McKinlay

Tomorrow, England will face Scotland hoping to win and set up a final day showdown with the host nation.

However due to an adverse weather forecast for Thursday 3 October, the format on Wednesday 2 October has been revised.  Matches on Wednesday 2 October will start with singles games and an update regarding afternoon play will be provided late morning.

Ireland v Scotland 

Morning Foursomes: Ireland 3 Scotland 0
G McMullen an M O'Reilly beat A Davidson an E Moffat 4&3
A Taylor and M McAuliffe beat A Baker and L McKinlay 2&1
L Webb and S Corcoran beat D Jackson and S Wood 4&3

Afternoon Singles - Ireland 2.5 Scotland 2.5
Pat Doran lost to Elaine Moffat 4&3
Alison Taylor lost to Alison Davidson 1 hole
Laura Webb beat Sheena Wood 7&5
Maria O'Reilly beat Jennifer Bryans 3&2
Suzanne Corcoran halved with Lorna McKinlay

Day 1 results. 
Ireland 5.5 Scotland 2.5
Wales 3.5 England 4.5