Ireland went down fighting as hosts England prevailed with a 6-3 win on the final day of this year’s Women’s Home Internationals after an enthralling battle at Woodhall Spa Golf Club.
The two sides went into the final day with perfect two from two records and proved inseparable after the morning singles where Forrest Little’s Julie McCarthy got Ireland off to the perfect start with a 5&3 win over Emily Toy.
There were further victories for Lurgan’s Annabel Wilson (2-holes) and Lahinch’s Aine Donegan 4&2, however England would put three points on the board also with the teams level at three points apiece ahead of the afternoon foursomes.
Incredibly, through nine holes of the foursomes action, there was still no separating the sides; Ireland winning one match, down in another and all square in the third. However, the tide would turn in England’s favour as the play stretched into the evening with the hosts wearing down the team in green to score victories in all three matches before completing a 6-3 win and capturing the title.
Ireland finished a point behind England on the table in second place with Scotland beating Wales 8.5-0.5 on the final day to resign the Welsh to the foot of the board.
Congratulations to Julie on a wonderful performance over the three days with comprehensive wins in all of your 3 singles matches
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