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England hold advantage after morning foursomes

  • England hold advantage after morning foursomes on the final day of the Girls’ Home Internationals at Little Aston Golf Club near Birmingham.
  • The English team lead Ireland 2 ½ - ½  heading into this afternoon’s six singles matches.
  • Scotland lead Wales by same scoreline in match to determine third and fourth place.

England hold a significant advantage over nearest rivals Ireland after the morning foursomes of the deciding match at the Girls’ Home Internationals at Little Aston Golf Club near Birmingham.

Both teams went into the match with one hundred percent records after victories over Scotland and Wales but it is now England who are favourites to beat holders Ireland after an impressive performance, which saw them open up a 2 ½ - ½ lead heading into this afternoon’s six singles matches.

Holly Muse and Samantha Fuller got the English off to the best possible start when they claimed a 5&4 victory over Valerie Clancy and Sara Byrne. Hannah Screen and Martha Lewis then added to the English tally with a 2&1 win over Rachel Thompson and Emma Forbes before Lauren Walsh and Beth Coulter gave the Irish a bit of a lifeline winning on the last hole to halve their match against Lily May Humphreys and Emily Price.

Nevertheless, the Irish will still have a mountain to climb as the English have won 11 out of their 12 singles matches to date heading into this final series.

Scotland hold the same 2 ½ - ½ lead against Wales in the match to settle third and fourth places.

The Scots made a good start when Hazel MacGarvie and Jasmine MacIntosh beat Carys Worby and Ffion Tynan 3&2 in the opening foursome and Jillian Farrell and Louise Duncan doubled their lead when they defeated Caitlin Evans-Brand and Ffion Vineall 2&1. The third match proved to be the closest of the three. The Welsh pair of Lea-Anne Bramwell and Lucy Jones birdied the par four 17th to get back to all square against Scotland’s Molly Richmond and Kirsty Brody and one hole later the match ended in a halve when both teams found a greenside bunker and failed to get up and down for pars.