Wednesday 13 November 2019

Morrow helps get Ireland off to flier

Ireland made a flying start to their bid to win the Senior Home International Championship for the fifth consecutive time when they crushed Wales 7.5-1.5 at Southerndown on the South Wales coast yesterday.

Today they face Scotland, who opened their challenge with a 6-3 defeat to England.

Ireland won all three foursomes, while Portmarnock's Adrian Morrow led the way in the singles, beating Glyn Rees 3&2.

John Mitchell of Tramore was two down early on to Jeff Thomas, but battled back to take it on the 18th.

There were out-in-the country wins for Michael Coote and past British Seniors champion Arthur Pierse, but former Walker Cup captain Garth McGimpsey had to settle for a half with Andrew Williams after three-putting the last. The only Irish loser was Maurice Kelly.

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