England through to final four at Men’s European Team

Max Orrin

England have continued in their pursuit of the European Team title by beating hosts Denmark in the quarter finals of the championship today.

Following the morning foursomes it was all square in today’s match but the first points did go England’s way from a 4/2 win by Northumberland’s Garrick Porteous and Hampshire’s Neil Raymond.

The second game was not as clear cut with Kent’s Max Orrin and Sussex’s Toby Tree battling to the 22nd hole before losing to their Danish opponents.

The afternoon singles proved to be much more favourable for England with Hertfordshire’s Callum Shinkwin securing a confident win 4/3.

The next game saw the teams only loss of the afternoon when Lincolnshire’s Nathan Kimsey went down 2/1. Any resulting England nerves were quickly settled by Porteous and Raymond who followed their morning success with both of their games ending in 3/2 wins.

The score of the day went to Orrin (photo copyright Tom Ward), who was clearly not effected by the morning’s extended game and finished the final pairing with an empathic 9/7 victory.

England will now play The Netherlands or Ireland in one half of the semi-finals while France and Scotland will contend the other match.