Showing posts with label Home Internationals. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Home Internationals. Show all posts

Friday, 30 October 2020

Susie Robertson from Elie and Earlsferry Ladies is believed to be the first woman to ever play all 556 courses in Scotland.

Susie Robertson

From the Women and Golf Magazine 

Susie Robertson (pictured above) from Elie & Earlsferry Ladies is believed to be the first woman to ever play all 556 courses in Scotland. 

 Did you know that there are roughly twice as many golf courses as munros (or mountains) in Scotland? Well, Susie Robertson of Elie & Earlsferry Ladies Golf Club in Fife, certainly does. 
When her husband announced in 2005 that he was going to climb every mountain in Scotland, she decided to do one-up on him and challenge herself to play every single golf course in the country by summer 2020. And guess what.... she's only gone and done it. 
 
She has played 556 Scottish courses over the last 15 years. It saw her travel over 40,000 miles from as far north as the island of Whalsay, as far west as Barra, as far east as Peterhead and right down south to St. Medan. 
She's ticked off all the courses on the official Visit Scotland 'Golf in Scotland' guide plus some extra ones. After completing 556 courses she now thinks she's played roughly 15,000 (!) holes of golf. 

Playing off a handicap of 18, Susie believes she is the first female to play every course in Scotland. She finished slightly later than planned due to lockdown (we think we can let her off though), and she has just completed her last 18 holes at Gleddoch, Renfrewshire

 Reflecting on her achievement Susie said: "I've played golf all my life but feel very fortunate to still be fit and able enough to play every golf course in Scotland. "I have travelled in excess of 40,000 miles, played in hail, wind, rain and of course lots of sunshine, but most importantly have met some wonderful people along the way and enjoyed every single second." 

 Naturally, the rest of the members at Elie & Earlsferry Ladies Golf Club, which was founded over a century ago in 1884, are absolutely thrilled for her. 
 
Captain Susan Kennedy said "What an achievement it is. 
 To play every single course in Scotland takes a lot of time and dedication and we, at her home club, are all immensely proud of Susie's success." 
 We're incredibly proud of her too. Congratulations Susie! You are an inspiration to us all. Now go and put your feet up

From CarolFellGolf -- Amazing - Many congratulations Susie -- Having met you at the 2012 Ladies' Senior Home Internationals and you were captain of Elie at the time and Helen Faulds (Douglas Park and Elie) was the Scottish Team Captain you certainly were very active there - leading all the players to do some Scottish Country Dancing at the presentation Dinner. --  I am sure you will still be on the go and active as ever !


Here are some photos from "Down memory Lane Album " from October 2012 CLICK HERE FOR SCOTTISH SENIOR HOME INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS and some VIDEOS from the entertainment after the event.

 

Thursday, 8 August 2019

Scotland’s Women and Girls both lose to England on Day 2 of the Home internationals

From Colin Farquharson - Scottish Golf View Website

England beat Scotland 6-3 while Ireland came out on top against Wales 6.5-2.5 on Day 2 of the women's home internationals at Downfield Golf Club, Dundee.

One Scot who came out of the match against England with a lot of credit was Hannah Darling. She beat the very highly rated Lily May Humphreys 4 and 3.

England won all three foursomes by 2 and 1 margins but Hazel MacGarvie and Chloe Goadby backed up Darling's win to give the Scots a 3-3 sharing of the singles points.

ENGLAND 6, SCOTLAND 3
FOURSOMES (3-0)
E Toy and I Wardle beat C Goadby and H MacGarvie 2 and 1.
L M Humphreys and A Williamson beat H Darling and L Duncan 2 and 1.
L Bailey and E Hume beat K Beveridge and S McWilliam 2 and 1.

SINGLES (3-3)
Bailey lost to MacGarvie 7 and 5.
Wardle beat McWilliam 5 and 3
Humphreys lost to Darling 4 and 3
Toy lost to Goadby 3 and 2.
M Rhodes beat P Brown 4 and 3.
Williamson beat Duncan 8 and 7

OTHER WOMEN'S RESULT:
IRELAND 6.5, WALES 2.5


GIRLS HOME INTERNATIONALS

Scotland were outgunned by a very strong England team on Day 2 of the Girls' Home Internationals at Downfield.
England won by 8.5 to 0.5.
In the other girls' match, Ireland bt Wales 6.5-2.5.
England and Ireland will meet in the championship decider on Day 3 while joint bottom of the table, Scotland and Wales, will meet in the "wooden spoon" match.

Details

ENGLAND 8.5, SCOTLAND 0.5
Foursomes: 3-0
C Heath and C Whitehead beat Carmen Griffiths and Cameron Neilson 5 and 4.
R Belsham and J Baker beat Grace Crawford and Rachel Foster 7 and 5.
E Gower and T Kirby beat K Alexander and M Ashley 2 holes.

Singles: 5.5-0.5
Heath beat Griffiths 4 and 2.
Whitehead beat Neilson 1 hole.
Belsham beat Ashley 3 and 2
Baker beat Alexander 2 and 1.
I Simpson beat E Hynd 3 and 2.
Kirby halved with Foster.

OTHER GIRLS' RESULT
IRELAND 6.5, WALES 2.5



Live scoring from the Girls’ Home Internationals is available here.
To access live scoring from the Ladies’ Home Internationals, please click here.

LIVE SCORING FROM GIRLS' AND WOMENS' HOME INTERNATIONALS

Scotland’s, Girls’ and Ladies’ teams are competing in the 2019 Home Internationals is underway..
The Girls’ and Ladies’ events both take place at Downfield Golf Club in Scotland, between the 7th and 9th of August. 

Live scoring from the Girls’ Home Internationals is available here.
To access live scoring from the Ladies’ Home Internationals, please click here.


Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Scotland Girls and Women lose on Day 1 to Ireland

WOMEN’S
SCOTLAND 4, IRELAND 5
Foursomes (2-1)
Chloe Goadby and Hazel MacGarvie lost to Annabel Wilson and Jessica Ross 3 and 2.
Hannah Darling and Louise Duncan beat Chloe Ryan and Shannon Burke 4 and 3.
Kimberley Beveridge and Shannon McWilliam beat Lauren Walsh and Paula Grant 4 and 3.

Singles (2-4)
MacGarvie beat Wilson 2 and 1.
Darling lost to Ross 6 and 5.
Penny Brown lost to Walsh 4 and 3.
Duncan lost to Ryan 1 hole
McWilliam beat Rachel Thompson 4 and 3.
Goadby lost to Paula Grant 3 and 2.

OTHER WOMEN'S MATCH:
ENGLAND 8, WALES 1


GIRLS
SCOTLAND 3, IRELAND 6
Foursomes (1-2)
Megan Ashley and Cameron Neilson lost to Sara Byrne and Beth Coulter 1 hole.
Rachel Foster and Grace Crawford beat Anna Dawson and Kate Donegan 4 and 3.
Katy Alexander and Carmen Griffiths lost to Aine Donegan and Anna Foster 5 and 4.

Singles (2-4)
Griffiths beat Coulter 5 and 3
Evanna Hynd lost to Anna Foster 6 and 5.
Rachel Foster beat J Brownie 2 and 1.
Crawford lost to Byrne 2 and 1.
Neilson lost to Dawson 2 and 1.
Alexander lost to Donegan 6 and 4.

OTHER MATCH:
ENGLAND 6, WALES 3

Sunday, 28 July 2019

LADIES TEAM FOR HOME iNTERNATIONALS -- Come along and Support the Teams

The ladies Team for the Home internationals at Downfield - 7th - 9th August

  • Kimberley Beveridge, Aboyne
  • Penny Brown, Worthing
  • Hannah Darling, Broomieknowe
  • Louise Duncan, West Kilbride
  • Chloe Goadby, St Regulus
  • Hazel MacGarvie, Royal Troon
  • Shannon McWilliam, Aboyne
This is the same venue and dates for the Girls Home internationals 

From Karyn Dallas 

If you have a free day or 3 why not come along to support our Girls and Ladies Teams representing Scotland at Home Internationals. This year we are on home soil at Downfield Golf Club and a passionate home crowd would be amazing for the Girls and Ladies! 

Free car parking and free entry! Let's get a good support for the teams....competition is over 3 days with 4somes and singles each day playing against Ireland, England and Wales! 

Should you wish further info just let me know....would love to see the fairways lined with Scotland flags!! #monscotland 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Saturday, 27 July 2019

Scottish Under 18 Girls for the Home Internationals

Scotland U18 Girls in the Home Internationals is being held at Downfield Golf Club on the 7-9th of August 2019
The full team is:-
Katy Alexander, Blairgowrie
Megan Ashley, Strathmore
Grace Crawford, Gullane
Rachel Foster, Prestwick St Nicholas
Carmen Griffiths, Aboyne
Evanna Hynd, Lundin
Cameron Neilson, Alvaneu Bad
Captain - Megan Briggs. 

Friday, 10 August 2018

SCOTLAND WOMEN ARE THE CHAMPIONS 2018




Photo courtesy of the R&A




Some comments from Facebook and Twitter
Susan Wood (Captain)
What a week!!!! These lassies were awesome!!! We should all be so proud of them!!!! 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿πŸ’ͺ🏼πŸ’ͺ🏼 Winners Home Ints 18’

Connie Jaffrey
It is a proud day to be Scottish!! This week has been amazing competing along side UK’s best players and to be part of a team of Champions, nothing can beat this moment. Big thank you to Scottish Golf and their sponsors for all the support. This is a great start to the future of scottish Golf! 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Hazel MacGarvie
Absolutely delighted to have won the Ladies Home international with the best team 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿πŸ’ͺπŸ½πŸ† @ Ballybunion

Hannah McCook
Absolutely delighted to have won the Ladies Home Internationals! What a team!! 
Thanks Scottish Golf for your support in helping us achieve this! πŸ΄σ §σ ’σ ³σ £σ ΄σ ΏπŸ†

Eilidh Briggs
What an AMAZING week!!! Ladies Home Internationals Champions 2018 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Super proud! Absolutely chuffed, what a team to be part of. 

Shannon McWilliam
Over the moon to have won the Ladies Home Internationals with this amazing team!! πŸ† Thanks ScottishGolf for another great opportunity.

Carmen Griffiths
Had an amazing time at my first Home Internationals!🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿A massive congratulations to the Scottish ladies team on their win!πŸ†A huge thank you to @ScottishGolf for another amazing opportunity⛳️


SCOTLAND WOMEN WIN THE HOME INTERNATIONALS IN BALLYBUNION

Scotland Women's Team celebrate after a fantastic last day -- Photo courtesy of the R&A
SCOTLAND WOMEN

Scotland have won the women's home internationals title at Ballybunion Golf Club today by beating England and Ireland on a countback. 

They beat Ireland, the defending champions,  6 - 3 while England beat Wales 6.5-2.5.
Scotland, Ireland and England all won two matches out of three and the Scots prevailed in the countback with 16.5 games won to England's 15.5 and Ireland's 15.5 


SCOTLAND 6 IRELAND 3

Foursomes (2.5-0.5)
H McCook and S McWilliam bt P Grant and L Walsh 2 holes. 
E Briggs and C. Jaffrey halved with J Ross and S Burke 
C Goadby and H MacGarvie bt A Wilson and M Martin 3 and 2. 

Singles: (3.5. -2.5)
McCook bt Walsh 6 and 5.
McWilliam lost to Martin 7 and 6.

MacGarvie lost to Wilson 5 and 3
Goadby bt Burke 3 and 2
Jaffrey bt Ross 4 and 3 
G Batty halved with Grant 

FINAL PLACINGS 
1 Scotland (on countback) 2pt 
2 England 2pt. 
3 Ireland 2pt. 
4 Wales 0pt.

SCOTLAND GIRLS 

Scotland, were beaten 5.5-3.5 by Ireland in their final match and finished last in the girls' home internationals at Ballybunion Golf Club, Ireland.
England retained the title with a 5-4 win over Wales

SCOTLAND 3.5, IRELAND 5.5
Foursomes (2-1)

L Duncan and H Darling lost to V Clancy and B Coulter 2 and 1. 
C Neilson and C Griffiths bt K Lanigan and A Foster 3 and 2. 
J Rankine and I Brodie bt N Joyce-Moreno and A Donegan 6 and 4

Singles (1.5-4.5)
Darling bt S Byrne 5 and 4.
Griffiths lost to Clancy 5 and 4.
Duncan lost to Coulter 3 and 2.
McClymont lost to Donegan 1 hole.
Brodie lost to Foster 4 and 3.
Rankine halved with Lanigan




LIVE SCORING FROM THE HOME INTERNATIONALS AT BALLYBUNION


Thursday, 9 August 2018

ENGLAND WIN AGANST SCOTLAND'S LADIES AND GIRLS - DAY 2 HOME INTERNATIONALS

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.

LADIES

SCOTLAND 4, ENGLAND 5
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

GIRLS: 


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.

DAY 2
SCOTLAND 2, ENGLAND 7 
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

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

SCOTLAND WIN AGAINST WALES AND THE GIRLS HALVE THEIR MATCH - DAY 1 HOME INTERNATIONALS

Selfie by Hannah McCook 

LADIES: SCOTLAND v WALES

 Scotland won the foursomes 2½-½ and always had control of the outcome. In the top two singles matches, Hannah McCook and Curtis Cup player Shannon McWilliam set the tone by both recoding 4&3 wins. 
They had also teamed up to win the top morning tie. 

Hazel MacGarvie, on her debut, also had a 100% opening day record after winning a close foursomes with Chloe Goadby before going on to post a 6&5 singles win. 

The other point came from the experienced Eilidh Briggs. 


 “We got the pairings right today and we also have very good strength in depth,” suggested Scottish Captain, Susan Wood. “It was nice to make such a good start.”


FOURSOMES: Scotland 2.5 Wales 0.5
H McCook and S McWilliam bt L Hillier and K O'Connor 2 and 1.
H MacGarvie and C Goadby bt M Lockett and L Jones 2 and 1.
E Briggs and C Jaffrey halved with B Morris and J Ryan.


SINGLES : Scotland 4 Wales 2
H McCook beat Lauren Hillier 4/3
S McWilliam beat Kath O'Connor 4/3
Gemma Batty lost to Caitlin Evands-Brand 2 Holes
Hazel McGarvie beat Megan Lockett 6/5
Chloe Goadby lost to Jordan Ryan 1 hole
Eilidh Briggs beat Bethan Morris 6/4

GIRLS : SCOTLAND v WALES

Scotland Girls came back from 2-1 down in the foursomes to earn a half point. In a vital bottom singles, Hannah Darling clawed her way back to finish all square against Ffion Vineall. “It was very nerve-wracking,” commented Scottish Captain Susan Jackson, and she agreed with her Welsh counterpart, Sue Joseph, that the opening day’s results means that “there is all to play for.”

FOURSOMES: Scotland 1 Wales 2

H Darling and L Duncan bt E Willis and C Worby 2 and 1.
C Griffiths and J Rankine lost to D Harry and F Tynan 1 hole.
C Neilson and Brodie lost to F Evans and F Vinneal 4 and 2.

SINGLES: Scotand 3.5 Wales 2.5

Louise Duncan lost to Carys Worby 
Carmen Griffiths beat Lea Ann Bramwell 7/6
Lorna McClymont lost to Ffion Tynan 6.5 
Cameron Neilson bt Darcey Harry 2/1
Kirsty Brodie bt Ffion Evans 1 Hole
Hannah Darling halved with Ffion Veneal 


WOMEN 
IRELAND 5, ENGLAND 4 
SCOTLAND 6.5, WALES 2.5 

GIRLS 
IRELAND 4.5, ENGLAND 4.5 
SCOTLAND 4.5, WALES 4.5

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

HOME INTERNATIONALS OPENING CEREMONY AND TEAMS

Opening Ceremony -- Photo Courtesy of Mary McKenna
Ladies Team - Photo Courtesy of Susan Wood
 Connie Jaffrey, Hazel McGarvie, Chloe Goadby, Shannon McWilliam, Hannah McCook
Gemma Batty Susan Wood (Team Captain) and Eilidh Briggs 
The Scotland Girls Team - Photo Courtesy of Karen Dallas
Kisty Brodie, Carmen Griffiths, Louise Duncan, Lorna McClymont, Hannah Darling, Karen Dallas (Coach)
Jennifer Rankine, Susan Jackson (Captain) and Cameron Neilson

The Ladies and Girls Teams - Photo Courtesy of Susan Wood

The Opening Ceremony of the  Girls’ and Ladies’ Home Internationals at Ballybunion, Ireland took place today.

In this morning's practice round Karyn Dallas is with the Girls -- -- Its a tad windy !! - CLICK HERE and a little later -- 




The matches begin tomorrow Wednesday 8th August
Day 1: Ireland v England, Wales v Scotland
Day 2: Scotland v England, Wales v Ireland
Day 3: England v Wales, Ireland v Scotland  

Scotland Women’s Team: Home Internationals 
Gemma Batty, (West Linton)
Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm)
Chloe Goadby (St Regulus)
Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies)
Hazel MacGarvie (Troon Ladies)
Hannah McCook (Grantown-on-Spey)
Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne)

Scotland Girls’ Team: Home Internationals 
Kirsty Brodie (Strathmore)
Hannah Darling (Broomieknowe)
Louise Duncan (West Kilbride)
Carmen Griffiths (Aboyne)
Lorna McClymont (Milngavie)
Cameron Neilson (GC Alvaneu Bad)
Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle)

HOME INTERNATIONALS AT BALLYBUNION - GIRLS PRACTICE SESSION

Home internationals - Photo courtesy of Karyn Dallas


Susan Jackson and Susan Wood
The Girls' Home Internationals is being played at Ballybunion from 8-10 August 2018. Ballybunion Golf Club was founded in 1893. It is considered one of the finest links courses in the world and after being remodelled by five-time Champion Golfer of the Year Tom Watson in 1995, it hosted The Irish Open in 2000 and the Arnold Palmer Cup in 2004. 

The girls were out on a practice session yesterday with Coach Karyn Dallas and team Captain Susan Jackson and Susan Wood.

Scotland Girls’ Team: Home Internationals 
Kirsty Brodie (Strathmore)
Hannah Darling (Broomieknowe)
Louise Duncan (West Kilbride)
Carmen Griffiths (Aboyne)
Lorna McClymont (Milngavie)
Cameron Neilson (GC Alvaneu Bad)
Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle)


Karyn Dallas says on Facebook -- First practice round over! Great day and lots of productive practice achieved πŸ‘Œ ....what a course!! 😍 blustery and wet for majority of day but that's what you expect from a great links!!!

SEE SOME OF THEIR EXCELLENT SESSIONS
18th Hole at Ballybunion
 Some Bunker and Practice pitching

Friday, 5 August 2016

SCOTLAND GIRLS LOSE TO IRELAND ON DAY 3 AND IRELAND TAKE THE TITLE

Ireland win Girls' title by beating Scotland 5-4



            WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS! ...  Ireland's Under-18 girls team
                                    Picture by Cal Carson Golf Agency

FROM THE LGU WEBSITE
Ireland have won the Girls' Home Internationals title for the first time. They came from behind to beat Scotland 5-4 in the Under-18s' championship decider at Conwy Golf Club, North Wales.
The Scots had beaten Wales 7-2 and England 6-3 and when they established a 2-1 lead over Ireland in the final day foursomes, it looked as if Scotland would win the title for the first time since their back-to-back successes in 2006 and 2007.
But a talented Irish squad rose to the challenge and won four of the six singles.
After Shannon McWilliam had won the top singles for Scotland, beating Mairead Martin 3 and 1 by winning five holes on the trot from the 13th, the Irish really got down to business.
Annabel Wilson beat Joanne Free 5 and 3 after being three holes up after six.
Then Irish U18s champion Julie McCarthy won by 4 and 2 against Louise Duncan, winning the seventh, eighth, 13th and 16th without reply.
Niamh McSherry put a fourth point on the board for Ireland by beating Jennifer Rankine 7 and 6 after getting to five up on the eighth tee.
Hazel MacGarvie gave Scotland a glimmer of hope of turning the Irish tide when she scored her sixth win in six matches - MVP of the girls' tournament - by beating Valerie Clancy 6 and 5 with a glory run of wins at the seventh, eighth, ninth, 10th, 12th and 13th.
That meant the overall score stood at 4-4 with everything hanging on the result of the match between Jillian Farrell, winner of five out of five for the Scots, and Lauren Walsh, playing in her first Girls' Home Internationals for Ireland.
Farrell lost the first two holes but twice got back to all square, winning the eighth and then the 12th after losing the sixth and the 10th.
All square on the 13th tee, Walsh struck a body blow to the Scot's hopes by going two up with wins at the 13th and 14th.
Farrell got one back by winning the 15th and, one down with three to play, Jillian needed "only" to get a square game for Scotland to win the title.
But Walsh closed out her opponent and clinched a 5-4 win for Ireland by taking the 16th and 17th for a 3 and 1 win she will remember the rest of her golfing days.
England, who had come into the tournament seeking a ninth title in a row, finished third by beating Wales 6.5-2.5
They took a 2-1 lead from the foursomes into the singles in which there were clear-cut wins for Lily-May Humphreys (5 and 3 v Lucy Jones), Amelia Williamson (5 and 3 v Ffion Evans), Annabel Fuller (4 and 3 v Caitlin Evans-Brand) and Louisa Brunt (5 and 4 v Nicola Wainwright.
The Welsh tail wagged with Cary Worby winning the 15th, 17th and 18th for a two-hole win over Isobel Wardle. And Ffion Vineall won the 14th, 15th and 17th to snatch a square match with Sharna Deutrieux.

       Scotland's Under-18 girls team with the "Swansea Spoon," the runners-up trophy. Picture by Cal Carson Golf Agency.


WOMENS HOME INTERNATIONALS 

Scotland produced their best performance of the week to squash Ireland's lingering hopes that a win might get them into a countback for the title in the event of England and Wales drawing their final match. The Scots, who had lost to Wales and England, beat the Irish 5-4 after taking a 2-1 lead from the foursomes. Connie Jaffrey, two up after three holes, went on to beat Jessica Carty 3 and 2. Jess Meek, thanks to successes at the 10th, 11th, 13th and 14th, scored her fourth win of the week, beating Jessica Ross 5 and 4. In the top singles, Hannah McCook, one of two holes up most of the way against Louise Coffey eventually was held to a square game, thanks to the Irish player winning both the 16th and 17th. And 2014 
Curtis Cup player Eilidh Briggs, one down at the turn, won the 14th, 17th and 18th to get a plucky halved match with Maria Dunne, a member of this year's winning GB&I team. Yet another Curtis Cup player, Ireland's Olivia Mehaffey. won by two holes against former Scottish champion Clara Young who put up a stuff performance as Mehaffey scored her fifth win of the week. Scotland's Heather Munro went into the final session of play with a record of five wins from five outings. Ireland's Sinead Sexton, three up after eight, smashed the 100 per cent winning tag by beating the Scot 2 and 1. And so the first combined Women's and Girls Home Internationals came to a conclusion. Were they a success? Undoubtedly although they did make for longer days!

England beat Wales to become the Champions -- Read full report on Kirkwood Golf 

Thursday, 4 August 2016

SCOTLAND GIRLS WIN AGAINST ENGLAND AND SCOTS WOMEN LOSE ON DAY 2 OF HOME INTERNATIONALS

Scottish Girls'  and Womens' Teams 
SCOTLAND v IRELAND FOR GIRLS' TITLE BUT 

SCOTS WOMEN ARE OUT OF IT AT CONWY

By COLIN FARQUHARSON
England's eight-year reign as champions of the Girls' Home International matches is over.
After a draw on the first day with Ireland, they were toppled by Scotland who beat England 6-3 at Conwy Golf Club, North Wales today 
Ireland, who beat Wales 7-2, will play Scotland in the title decider tomorrow. (Friday)
If the Scots win or even draw with Ireland, they will be girls' champions for the first time since 2007.
Ireland, who have never won the Under-18s title, will end their lean years if they can beat the Scots, as they did last year by a 6-3 margin.
Twelve months ago England beat Scotland 5.5-3.5 at this level but this is a strong Scots side with Hazel MacGarvie and Jillian Farrell twin towers of strength in the foursomes and in the singles.
Scotland took a 2.5-0.5 lead from the foursomes and that became a 3pt lead when Shannon McWilliam found her best form late in a 3 and 2 win over England's Lily-May Humphreys in the top singles.
Humphreys was one up after 12 holes but then McWilliam produced the victory surge by winning the 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th for victory.
England had the better of the middle-order singles ties with Emily Price beating Joanne Free 2 and 1, and Louisa Brunt winning by 2 and 1 over Jennifer Rankine, while Amelia Williamson had a square match with Louise Duncan.
It was left to the "Young Firm" of Farrell and MacGarvie to wrap things up for Scotland.
Farrell won by 5 and 3 against the highly rated Annabel Fuller, and MacGarvie, Scotland's U18s girls champion, polished off the challenge of Isobel Wardle by 4 and 3.
But Scotland will need to raise their game one more time against Ireland who were impressive 7-2 winners today against Wales. The Irish took the foursomes 3-0 and the singles 4-2.

Scotland's women flattered to deceive. They played very well to take a 2-1 foursomes lead over title-holders England but were not at the races in the singles with the English winning the first five ties.
Only Heather Munro was a Scotland winner in the afternoon, by 4 and 2. She has played well over the two days.
So a 2-1 lead became a 6-3 defeat for Scotland.
Ireland and Wales drew 4.5pt apiece and it well be a triple tie for the title if Ireland finish with a win over Scotland while Wales and England draw. If that is the case it will be a three-way countback and Ireland will be looking for a big win over Scotland to boost their games-won column for any possible tie-breaker.

HOME INTERNATIONALS

Conwy GC, North Wales
Day 2 results
WOMEN
ENGLAND 6, SCOTLAND 3
Foursomes: 1-2
L Prior and E Allen lost to J Meek and H Munro 1 hole.
M MacLaren and O Winning bt E Briggs and H McCook 1 hole.
G Clews and S Lamb lost to C Young and C Jaffrey 3 and 1
Singles: 5-1
Clews bt McCook 6 and 4.
MacLaren bt Briggs 6 and 5.
Lamb bt Meek 3 and 1.
S Giles bt C Goadby 2 and 1
Winning bt Young 2 and 1.
Prior lost to Munro 4 and 2.

IRELAND 4.5, WALES 4.5

Foursomes: 1-2
J Ross and P Grant lost to C Williams and M Lockett 3 and 2.
O Mehaffey and L Coffey bt B Harries and B Morris 1 hole.
M Dunne and J Carty lost to K O'Connor and L Hillier 2 holes.
Singles:
Coffey bt Williams 1 hole.
Mehaffey bt Lockett 3 and 1
Dunne lost to Morris 3 and 2.
Carty lost to Hillier 1 hole
Ross halved with O'Connor
S Sexton bt Harries 1 hole.

HOW THEY STAND
Wales 1 win, 1 draw
England 1 win, 1 draw
Ireland 2 draws
Scotland 2 defeats

FRIDAY'S MATCHES
Scotland v Ireland
Wales v England

GIRLS
ENGLAND 3, SCOTLAND 6
Foursomes: 0.5-2.5
L-M Humphreys and A Williamson lost to S McWilliam and J Free 2 and 1
E Price and I Wardle halved with J Rankine and J MacKintosh.
L Brunt and A Fuller lost to H MacGarvie and J Farrell 5 and 3.
Singles: 2.5-3.5
Humphreys lost to McWilliam 3 and 2.
Price bt Free 2 and 1.
Williamson halved with L Duncan.
Brunt bt Rankine 2 and 1.
Fuller lost to Farrell 4 and 3.
Wardle lost to MacGarvie 4 and 3.

IRELAND 7, WALES 2
Foursomes: 3-0
N McSherry and V Clancy bt F Evans and C Worby 3 and 2.
J McCarthy and R Thompson bt L Jones and C Evans-Brand 5 and 4.
A Wilson and M Martin bt N Wainwright and H Evans 4 and 3.
Singles: 4-2
McCarthy bt Jones 8 and 6.
Wilson bt Worby 1 hole.
Martin lost to Evans-Brand 1 hole.
McSherry bt F Vineall 4 and 2
Thompson lost to H Evans 3 and 2.
L Walsh bt Wainwright 4 and 3.

HOW THEY STAND
Scotland 2 wins
Ireland 1 win, 1 draw
England 1 draw, 1 defeat
Wales 2 defeats

FRIDAY MATCHES:
Scotland v Ireland
Wales v England