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All to play for after England and Ireland draw

  • Ladies’ Home Internationals finely poised as England and Ireland draw morning foursomes.
  • England and Ireland head into afternoon singles with all to play for at Little Aston.
  • Scotland lead Wales 2 ½ - ½ in match to decide third and fourth place.

The Ladies’ Home Internationals will go right down to the wire after leading challengers England and Ireland shared the spoils during the morning foursomes at Little Aston Golf Club near Birmingham.

The English and the Irish both entered the final day with one hundred percent record after victories over Scotland and Wales and they can still not be separated heading into this afternoon’s six singles matches.

Maria Dunne and Julie McCarthy got holders Ireland off to a solid start when they defeated Gemma Clews and Sophie Lamb 3&2 in the first foursomes match but England’s Emma Allen and Rochelle Morris evened things up with a 3&2 victory over Paula Grant and Ciara Casey.

The outcome of the morning session came down to the middle match between England’s India Clyburn and Olivia Winning and Ireland’s Annabel Wilson and Mairead Martin and it went all the way to the last hole where the Irish carded a par four and then watched on as Clyburn had to hole a tricky six-footer to share the spoils.

Scotland go into the final singles series with a 2 ½ - ½ lead against Wales in the match to decide third and fourth place in this year’s tournament. Their top pairing of Hannah McCook and Shannon McWilliam produced a 3&2 victory over Kath O‘Connor and Jordan Ryan and Eilidh Briggs and Chloe Goadby doubled the Scots’ advantage with a 4&3 win against Megan Lockett and Olivia Kelly.

The match between Scotland’s Clara Young and Gemma Batty and Wales’ Georgia Lewis and Bethan Morris was halved.