Scotland Men take Bronze
Scotland’s Men claimed the bronze medal at this year’s European Team Championships at Ljunghusen Golf Club in Sweden. In the match for third place, Scotland played last year’s bronze medalists, Denmark.
After securing both of the morning foursomes points, the Scottish team lost the afternoon session but one-up wins from Euan Walker and Ryan Lumsden were enough for the four points needed to clinch the last spot on the podium.
Speaking to Scottish Golf after securing the Bronze medal, Euan Walker said, “The European Amateur Team Championships was very successful on both an individual and team basis. Having played strongly over the last month or so I was determined to keep the intensity of my game high and perform well for Scotland. The venue was not what I initially expected, being a links style golf course exposed to strong winds, particularly throughout the strokeplay portion of the event. I was able to create a good game plan during the practice days and alter that plan as the conditions changed. In the wind it was very easy to get into trouble and key to my individual success was controlling the ball excellently from the tee. Being in good position I was able to hit many approaches close to the hole and give myself lots of birdie chances allowing me to win the individual strokeplay. Euan McIntosh and I adopted the same strategy in the foursomes and this led to a successful partnership. Overall the team spirit was very good and getting along so well built confidence and belief. Despite the close semi final loss we were highly motivated to win of the final day and secure the bronze medal. The standard of play was excellent and we were delighted when Ryan holed from 8 feet for birdie on the last to secure the match.”
The final match scores can be found on the event page here
Scotland Boys’ secure promotion
After an extensive suspension of play due to lightning, the final day of play couldn’t be completed at the Boys’ Division 2 European Team Championship in Poland, meaning the stroke play qualifying result would decide the final results.
In the match for the final promotion spot, Scotland performed better than Belgium in the stroke play qualifying, meaning they earned the bronze medal and a spot at Upsala Golf Club for the Division 1 event next year.
The results from all matches can be found on the event page here.
Scotland Ladies’ finish sixth in top flight
Scotland’s Ladies’ team finished in sixth place after a 3.5 – 1.5 win over Ireland in the morning’s match set up a final afternoon match with England at Is Molas Golf Club in Italy on Sunday afternoon. Despite victories for Scotland’s Penny Brown and Shannon McWilliam, England edged the match 2 – 3 as Scotland claimed sixth place.
The results from all matches from the 2019 Ladies’ European Team Championships can be found on the event page here.