Honours even after England fightback

Hayley Davis

England’s Georgia Hall and Hayley Davis pulled off a great comeback this morning to keep the honours even after the semi-final foursomes against Spain at the European ladies’ team championship at Fulford, York.

They battled back from three down to win two up and keep the lunchtime score at one-all after Bronte Law and Meghan MacLaren lost on the last.

The Spanish pair charged into the lead against Hayley and Georgia, holing their second shot for an eagle two on the second and quickly getting to three up. But the England pair had all the answers with three birdies in six holes – the 7th, 9th and 12th – to get back to all square.

They got ahead with a par on the 13th and held on tight to their advantage. If they strayed off the fairway, as they did on the 15th, they made up for it with immaculate short game play – in this case it was Hayley (image © Leaderboard Photography) who fired straight at the pin, finishing so close that the putt was conceded.

On the last it was Georgia’s turn to play the most delicate pitch to the pin which was conceded after the Spanish pair missed their birdie putt.

In the match behind, Bronte and Meghan battled hard, but they were one down playing the 18th and their hopes of squaring the match ended when the Spanish pair eagled the hole to win two up.