England seniors win Euro bronze for third successive year

Tony McLure

England’s senior men collected the bronze medals for the third successive year after overcoming Scotland 4-1 on the final day of the European Senior Men’s Team Championships in Poland.

Having lost narrowly to Ireland in the semi-finals, England went into the third place playoff at the Sierra Golf Club knowing they had to beat the Scots to finish in the top three and they duly did so without losing a game.

The powerful foursomes partnership of Alan Mew and Tony McLure (Image © Leaderboard Photography) came out on top again, winning their third successive game by beating Robert Stewart and Malcolm Reid 2 and 1.

Stephen East then beat John Fraser 4 and 3 while Richard Latham completed a similar scoreline over Barry Brooks.

The other two contests resulted in halves, England’s Andrew Stracey with David Gardner and Clive Jones with Ian Brotherston.

Now England will hope to go one better in the forthcoming Senior Home Internationals at North Berwick which start on 16th September.