Wednesday, October 03, 2012


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 England lost the first foursome to Scotland by a big margin and trailed in the two other ties at one stage but the defending champions pulled through to lead 2-1 at lunchtime.

Lorna Bennett and Fiona De Vries combined well to put the first Wednesday point on the board for Scotland. They beat Chris Quinn and Amanda Mayne by 5 and 4 after being three up at the turn, thanks to gains at the fifth, sixth, seventh and ninth. The Scots were four up by winning the 10th and, after three halved holes, clinched victory some way from home by winning the 14th for a five-hole lead.

Roz Adams and Barbara Laird levelled matters overall by beating sisters Mary Smith and Anne Ryan by one hole. The English pair took the lead for the first time by winning the ninth to square and the 11th to go one up. Mary Smith and Anne Ryan retaliated by winning the 12th and 13th for a one-hole lead. But the English pair finished very strongly to win the 14th and 15th for a one-hole advantage. Mary and Anne won the 16th to be all square but after a half at the 17th Roz Adams rolled a long putt up to within inches of the hole for England to win the 18th and the match by the narrowest of margins.

Janet Melville and Felicity Christine put England in for lunch with a 2-1 lead by beating Heather Anderson and Alison Bartlett by one hole. The English pair twice held a two-hole lead on the outward journey but the Scots squared the match by winning the eighth and 10th and went one up for the first time by taking the 12th. Melville and Christine dominated the closing holes by winning the 14th (all square), then the 16th (one up) and also the 18th where the Scots went out of bounds over the back of the green.