Ireland advanced from the strokeplay stage of both the Men’s & Women’s Senior European Team Championships as second seeds heading into today’s quarterfinals.
Scotland pipped Ireland to the number-one seed for the match play phase of the Men’s event. The Scottish team, led by two consecutive rounds of 70 (-2) from Ronnie Clark, totalled +10 at Rungsted Golf Klub for their five of six counting scores.
That was the same tally as day one leaders, Ireland, who also finished +10 but having higher non-counting sixth scores, will be seeded second for match play flight A.
Ballybunion’s Peter Sheehan led the scoring for Ireland on the second day with a superb two-under par 70 to move into sixth spot in the individual standings alongside Greystones amateur Alan Condren who dropped a few places after a round of 73.
In the match play phase, countries go head-to-head with one foursomes match and four singles matches. Matches cannot be halved, and will go to the 19th hole and beyond if necessary, with teams needing to win three matches for overall victory.
Scotland vs. Netherlands
England vs. Sweden
Denmark vs. Spain
Ireland vs. Germany
Full scoring and today’s draw here.
At BlackSeaRama Golf & Villas, Sweden will be the team to beat in the European Senior Ladies’ Team Championship after they edged out Ireland to the number one seed standing.
Last year’s runners-up earned the number-one seed for Flight A after finishing with a total of +62. Ireland finished with the same total of +62, but having again had higher non-counting sixth scores, will be seeded second for the match play phase. Laura Webb led the scoring for our ladies, lighting up the leaderboard with a three-over par 75 that saw her jump 27 places up the leaderboard into joint-second place on the individual leaderboard. Webb’s round was a real boost to team Ireland with none of the remaining five players managing to break 80.
England finished just one shot behind in third position on +63, while last year’s bronze medallists, Spain, were fourth on +74.
Thursdays’ first match will be a repeat of last year’s final, with defending champions, Germany, taking on the number-one seeded Swedish team.
Sweden vs. Germany
Ireland vs. Netherlands
England vs. France
Spain vs. Belgium
Full scoring and today’s draw here