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Ireland lead Wales after morning foursomes

  • Ireland lead Wales after morning foursomes on day two
  • England edge out Scotland in morning contest

Ireland have the edge over Wales after the morning foursomes on the second day of the Ladies’ Home Internationals at Little Aston.

The Irish beat Scotland 5-4 on the rain-affected first day and they are now the favourites to maintain their one hundred percent record after completing a 2-1 win in another tightly-contested match against the Welsh.

All three of the morning foursomes were settled by a 2&1 scoreline.

Ireland edge out Wales in morning foursomes

In the first match, Welsh duo Megan Lockett and Olivia Kelly beat Maria Dunne and Julie McCarthy. Ireland’s Paula Grant and Ciara Casey evened things up with a victory over Georgia Lewis and Jordan Ryan before Annabel Wilson and Mairead Martin gave Ireland the advantage heading into the afternoon singles with a win on the 17th against Kath O’Connor and Bethan Morris.  

England lead Scots

The Irish may meet another undefeated side in tomorrow’s finale after England took an 2-1 lead over Scotland in their morning foursomes.

Sophie Lamb had been rested the previous afternoon after her exploits in winning the Smyth Salver as the leading amateur at last weekend’s Ricoh Women’s British Open but she returned to the fray in partnership with Gemma Clews to beat Scotland’s Eilidh Briggs and Chloe Goalby 2&1 in the top match.

Hannah McCook and Shannon McWilliam restored parity when they beat Lianna Bailey and India Clyburn 2&1 but England gave themselves the edge going into the singles when Emma Allen and Rochelle Morris beat Clara Young and Gemma Batty by one hole.