Home Internationals – Day Two: England stay on track for title treble

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

Foursomes:

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

 

Singles:

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

Foursomes:

McGinty/Toy beat MacGarvie/McWilliam 3&2

Fuller/Heath beat Goadby/McTaggart 6&5

Williamson/Screen halved with Darling/Duncan

 

Singles

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

Foursomes:

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

 

Singles:

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