England’s golfers have a chance to make it a clean sweep at the 2021 Home Internationals after more winning performances on day two of the series at Woodhall Spa.
In all three categories – women’s, senior men/women and girls/boys – England ran out winners for the second day in succession against strong opponents around the Bracken and Hotchkin courses.
On the Hotchkin, the senior men and women have an excellent opportunity to make history as the first winners of the joint event following today’s 8-4 win over Wales.
After taking a 3-1 lead from the morning foursomes into the afternoon singles, the seniors closed out the victory with some solid play.
Tracey Williamson, Aileen Greenfield, Cath Rawthore, Ian Attoe and Trevor Foster supplied the afternoon points to head into the final day clash with Scotland knowing a win will seal top spot.
England’s women also go into the final day knowing that a victory over Ireland will allow them to retain the trophy they won two years ago at Downfield.
A comprehensive 7.5-1.5 win against Scotland today has teed up the possibility of the successful title defence.
Having won the first two morning foursomes matches and halved the final game of the session, England then put their foot on the accelerator after lunch.
Emily Toy, Caley McGinty, Charlotte Heath, Amelia Williamson and Rosie Belsham all secured a point apiece while Annabell Fuller’s nip and tuck match with Hannah Darling went to the last before the Scot prevailed.
In the girls’ and boys’ event on the Bracken, England recorded a 16.5-4.5 win against Wales.
England’s boys and girls now face Scotland in Friday’s winner takes all encounter.
ENGLAND RESULTS (England players named first)
- ENGLAND SENIOR MEN/WOMEN v WALES
Rawthore/Williamson beat Lewis/Rees 2 holes
Edmond/Greenfield beat Roberts/Thomas 4&3
Kellock/Jensen lost to Grimmitt/Bragg 2&1
Attoe/Foster beat Sutton/Williams 3&2
Williamson beat Rees 3&2
Edmond lost to Lewis 6&4
Greenfield beat Roberts 7&6
Rawthore beat Thomas 4&3
Kellock lost to Grimmitt 2&1
Jensen lost to Sutton 3&2
Attoe beat Williams 1 hole
Foster beat Bragg 4&3
Result: England 8 Wales 4
- ENGLAND WOMEN v SCOTLAND
McGinty/Toy beat MacGarvie/McWilliam 3&2
Fuller/Heath beat Goadby/McTaggart 6&5
Williamson/Screen halved with Darling/Duncan
Fuller lost to Darling 2 holes
Toy beat Duncan 2&1
Heath beat MacGarvie 3&2
McGinty beat McWilliam 2&1
Williamson beat McClymont 1 hole
Belsham beat MacTaggart 1 hole
Result: England 7.5 Scotland 1.5
- ENGLAND GIRLS/BOYS v WALES
Rhodes/Xanh beat Tynan/Lockley 2&1
Woad/Lee beat Mayo/Harry 7&5
Gourley/Whitehead beat Atwell/Hopkins 5&3
Hill/Bigham beat David/Dean 1 hole
Smith/Berry beat Owen/Burford 1 hole
Loveard/Horne beat Bishop/Sandoz 1 hole
Cave/Forrester beat John/Bastow 1 hole
Rhodes lost to Tynan 2 holes
Woad beat Harry 3&2
Whitehead beat Mayo 3&2
Xanh lost to Atwell 1 hole
Gourley lost to Hopkins 1 hole
Lee lost to Lockley 4&3
Bigham beat David 1 hole
Smith beat Connor 1 hole
Hill beat Dean 1 hole
Cave beat Bishop 1 hole
Berry beat Burford 1 hole
Loveard beat Sandoz 1 hole
Horne beat John 1 hole
Forrester halved with Bastow
Result: England 16.5 Wales 4.5