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Stephen East
7 September 2018

England in bronze-medal play-off

England’s hopes of a gold medal at the European men’s senior team championship were dashed when they lost today’s semi-final to Germany 4-1. 

Fighting finish takes England into European semi 
 
Yorkshire’s Stephen East took England into the semi-finals of the European senior men’s team championship with a real fighting finish to beat Sweden 3-2. 
 
East was one down playing the 18th at the Diamond Club in Austria, but he managed to birdie the hole to get all square and take the game into extra time. He finally prevailed with another birdie on the 21st to send the team through to the next round. 
 
The match was intensely close throughout. Only Richard Latham had a comfortable 4/2 winning score. In the other games Ian Attoe and Richard Partridge won the foursomes by one hole, Trevor Foster was beaten on the 20th and Rupert Kellock lost one down. 
 
Tomorrow, England play Germany who beat France today by 3.5-1.5. 
 
In the European senior women’s team championship in Belgium, England suffered contrasting fortunes. They too played Sweden, but they lost 3-2. The team had two big wins, with Aileen Greenfield and  Helen Lowe taking the foursomes point 5/4 and Julie Brown winning her singles 8/6. But Cath Rawthore and Sue Spencer both lost 3/2 and the team’s hopes were dashed when Jackie Foster lost a marathon on the 20th. 
 
The team is out of the medal race and will now play for place. Tomorrow they meet the Netherlands. 
 
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England in bronze-medal play-off 
 
England’s hopes of a gold medal at the European men’s senior team championship were dashed when they lost today’s semi-final to Germany 4-1. 
 
The Germans won the first three games to secure their place in the final at the Diamond Club, Austria. They will play Spain. 
 
England, meanwhile, will meet Ireland in the play-off for the bronze medal – which they won last year. 
 
Today, the foursomes pairing of Ian Attoe and Richard Partridge was beaten 4/3, while Trevor Foster lost 2/1 and Stephen East lost 3/2. The games of Richard Latham and Rupert Kellock were halved.  
 
In the women’s championship in Belgium, England bounced back to form with a 4-1 win over the Netherlands. 
 
Helen Lowe and Aileen Greenfield led the way with a 4/3 foursomes win. They were followed by singles wins from Julie Brown (2/1), Sue Spencer (3/2) and Cath Rawthore (4/3). Jackie Foster was beaten only on the last hole. 
 
Tomorrow England play France and a win will give them fifth place, the best they could achieve after tumbling out of the medal race. 
 
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The Germans won the first three games to secure their place in the final at the Diamond Club, Austria. They will play Spain. 
 
England, meanwhile, will meet Ireland in the play-off for the bronze medal – which they won last year. 
 
Today, the foursomes pairing of Ian Attoe and Richard Partridge was beaten 4/3, while Trevor Foster lost 2/1 and Stephen East lost 3/2. The games of Richard Latham and Rupert Kellock were halved.  
 
In the women’s championship in Belgium, England bounced back to form with a 4-1 win over the Netherlands. 
 
Helen Lowe and Aileen Greenfield led the way with a 4/3 foursomes win. They were followed by singles wins from Julie Brown (2/1), Sue Spencer (3/2) and Cath Rawthore (4/3). Jackie Foster was beaten only on the last hole. 
 
Tomorrow England play France and a win will give them fifth place, the best they could achieve after tumbling out of the medal race. 
 
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6 September 2018 
 
Fighting finish takes England into European semi 
 
Yorkshire’s Stephen East took England into the semi-finals of the European senior men’s team championship with a real fighting finish to beat Sweden 3-2. 
 
East was one down playing the 18th at the Diamond Club in Austria, but he managed to birdie the hole to get all square and take the game into extra time. He finally prevailed with another birdie on the 21st to send the team through to the next round. 
 
The match was intensely close throughout. Only Richard Latham had a comfortable 4/2 winning score. In the other games Ian Attoe and Richard Partridge won the foursomes by one hole, Trevor Foster was beaten on the 20th and Rupert Kellock lost one down. 
 
Tomorrow, England play Germany who beat France today by 3.5-1.5. 
 
In the European senior women’s team championship in Belgium, England suffered contrasting fortunes. They too played Sweden, but they lost 3-2. The team had two big wins, with Aileen Greenfield and  Helen Lowe taking the foursomes point 5/4 and Julie Brown winning her singles 8/6. But Cath Rawthore and Sue Spencer both lost 3/2 and the team’s hopes were dashed when Jackie Foster lost a marathon on the 20th. 
 
The team is out of the medal race and will now play for place. Tomorrow they meet the Netherlands. 
 
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Stephen East is pictured top (Image copyright Leaderboard Photography). 
The England team is pictured below, from left, Ian Attoe, Richard Latham, Trevor Foster, Roy Smthurst (captain), Richard Partridge, Rupert Kellock and Stephen East. (Image courtesy the European Golf Association).
 
 
5 September 2016
 
England teams march ahead in European championships
 
England marched into the match play stages of the European senior team championships, with the men going through as top seeds and the women in fourth place. 
 
The men, playing at the Diamond Club in Austria, had only one round to make an impact in qualifying after yesterday’s play was washed out. 
 
They made no mistakes today and won the qualifying round by four shots. Their team total, with their best five scores from six counting, was three-over par. 
 
British Senior Champion Trevor Foster (pictured) led the way for the team with a score of one-under 71, one behind the individual winners. Ian Attoe, Rupert Kellock and Richard Latham added par scores and Stephen East contributed four-over 76.
 
The top eight teams qualified for the championship knock-out stage and tomorrow England will play Sweden in the quarter finals. 
 
The women, competing in Mont du Golf Garni in Belgium, played steadily over their two days of qualifying. Top scorer was Cath Rawthore, who shared third place in the individual table on two-over par. 
 
They will also play Sweden in their quarter-final tomorrow. 
Teams
 
Men, captained by Roy Smethurst (Crewe, Cheshire):
 
Ian Attoe (Worplesdon, Surrey) 
Stephen East (Wyke Ridge, Yorkshire) 
Trevor Foster  (Accriungton & District, Lancashire)
Rupert Kellock (Sunningdale, Berkshire) 
Richard Latham (Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire) 
Richard Partridge (Wildernesse, Kent) 
 
Women, captained by Debbie Richards (Burhill, Surrey).
 
Aileen Greenfield (Pyecombe, Sussex) 
Sue Spencer (Whittington Heath, Straffordshire)  
Jackie Foster (Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire) 
Julie Brown (Trentham, Staffordshire)
Cath Rawthore (Sale, Cheshire)
Helen Lowe (Scraptoft, Leicestershire) 
 
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