Tuesday 20 February 2018

Meadow struggles in Vagliano defeat

Stephanie Meadow will want to forget her latest Great Britain & Ireland team experience as quickly as possible as it turned out to be a disaster in Chantilly.

The 21-year-old 2012 British Champion from Royal Portrush was part of the Vagliano Trophy team that was humbled 16.5-7.5 by the Continent of Europe – their fourth consecutive defeat in this biennial fixture.

And Meadow, who holed the winning putt when GB&I regained the Curtis Cup at Nairn last year, collected only half a point from a possible four.

She and Norfolk teenager Amber Ratcliffe halved their foursomes on the opening morning, helping Great Britain & Ireland to an early 3-1 lead.

But, after that, it was all downhill as Meadow lost all her three other matches as things went from bad to worse for the visitors – and a disappointed team captain Tegwen Matthews conceded: "We were outplayed, particularly, in the short game department."

Meanwhile, the junior Vagliano Trophy battle was also a disappointment as Great Britain and Ireland lost 14-4 and Irish girls' open strokeplay champion Olivia Mehaffey from Royal County Down lost all her games.

Irish Independent

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