Saturday 3 December 2016

Irish pair lead GB&I Trophy fightback

Golf

Published 21/07/2016 | 02:30

Hume was always in control of his contest with Guido Migliozzi as he romped to an emphatic 5&4 success, with back-to-back birdies at the sixth and seventh holes being his highlights.
Hume was always in control of his contest with Guido Migliozzi as he romped to an emphatic 5&4 success, with back-to-back birdies at the sixth and seventh holes being his highlights.

Jack Hume and Stuart Grehan played their part in a spirited fightback by Great Britain & Ireland, who trail 8-4 at the midway stage of their St Andrews Trophy clash with the Continent of Europe in Kent.

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The hosts made the worst possible start in their bid to defend the title they won in Sweden two years ago, losing all four of the morning foursomes.

Hume was always in control of his contest with Guido Migliozzi as he romped to an emphatic 5&4 success, with back-to-back birdies at the sixth and seventh holes being his highlights.

Grehan, who helped Europe defeat Asia-Pacific in the Arnold Palmer Cup at Formby last month, was also in stunning form in the afternoon, thrashing Italian Luca Cianchetti 6&4.

The Maynooth University man led from start to finish, winning three holes on the bounce from the 10th to the 12th before sealing victory at the par four 14th.

Scott Gregory and Connor Syme also won their singles matches, but defeats for Grant Forrest, Alfie Plant and Robert MacIntyre mean the hosts have it all to do today.

Irish Independent

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