Monday 20 November 2017

Morrow holds nerve to clinch victory for Irish

Adrian Morrow held his nerve to beat Henrik Daugaard on the 21st to clinch victory. Picture credit; Ray McManus / Sportsfile
Adrian Morrow held his nerve to beat Henrik Daugaard on the 21st to clinch victory. Picture credit; Ray McManus / Sportsfile

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Ireland claimed their fourth European Seniors Men's Team Championship triumph in five years with a tense 3-2 victory over Denmark on the PGA Sweden National course.

With the score locked at 2-2, Adrian Morrow (Portmarnock) held his nerve to beat Henrik Daugaard on the 21st to clinch victory.

Having knocked out hosts Sweden and England on their way to the final, Ireland opened their bid for glory with a hard-earned victory in the foursomes, with John Mitchell (Tramore) and Eamon Haugh (Castletroy) claiming a 2&1 success over Christian Langkilde and Kim Worm.

In the singles, Hans Peter Jacobsen beat Jim Carvill (Banbridge) on the 19th and Karl Bornemann (Douglas) eased to a 5&4 victory over Tony Jensen to leave Ireland just one point from victory.

However, Michael C Flindt saw off ex-Walker Cup captain Garth McGimpsey (Royal Portrush) 3&1 to draw Denmark level.

That meant all the focus was on the fourth game, with Morrow prevailing on the third extra hole to seal a thrilling victory.

Ireland took the bronze medal at the European Senior Ladies' Team Championship in Slovakia, beating Germany 4-1 after going down to England in the semi-finals by a similar margin.

Sheena McElroy and Carol Wickham won the foursomes, while Laura Webb, Susanne Corcoran won in the singles, leaving the matches involving Catherine Reilly and Gertie McMullen being called in and declared as halves.

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