Defending champions Ireland hold a 4-1 lead over Scotland after this morning’s second day foursomes at the Men’s Home Internationals – while England battled hard to stay in touch with Wales.
The hosts won the last two games at Moortown, Yorkshire, to trail by just one point going into this afternoon’s singles.
Three new caps were involved in the games which turned around England’s fortunes and brought about the 3-2 score.
Jack Gaunt and David Hague (pictured), who are both making their debut at this level, continued their 100 per cent foursomes record with a 3/1 win in a tight game. For most of the match they held just a one-hole lead, but they finished strongly winning both 16 and 17.
The experienced Bradley Moore teamed up again with new cap Jake Burnage and they maintained their unbeaten foursomes record with a fighting finish. They were one down after 15, but won 16 and 17 before halving the last in par to claim their point and provide a big morale boost for the team.
Ireland, meanwhile, were clearly determined to avoid a repeat of yesterday’s foursomes, when they too trailed after the morning session against Wales.
Today, four of their five pairings were quickly ahead and they went on to secure those points, with Scotland’s Ryan Lumsden and Euan Walker claiming their team’s only foursomes win.
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