Singles surge helps Ireland see off the Dutch in Quadrangular matches

Ronan MacNamara
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Ireland Team for the Quadrangular

Ireland sit top of the group at the Quadrangular Matches after a 9.5-5.5 win over The Netherlands on day two of the competition at Pyle and Kenfig Golf Club.

The sides could not be separated after the morning foursomes with both sides coming away with 2.5 points and like yesterday it was the girls that pulled the rabbit out of the hat for the Irish in the singles matches with the girls in green winning three and halving one of their singles matches to turn the tide their way.

The morning foursomes were nip and tuck but Ireland got off to a good start after Mark Gazi and Donnacha Cleary registered a 1UP win over Kayden Chang and Denny Kloeth in the top match.

The Netherlands took the lead after Charlie Smyth and Evan Monaghan were beaten 2&1 before John Doyle and Harry McArdle suffered heartbreak on the 18th to lose by a hole.

Marina Joyce Moreno and Olivia Costello stopped the bleeding with a half point before Hannah Guerin and Kate Dillon drew Ireland level with an emphatic 6&5 win over Yfke Vos and Irissa Kasirin.

The Dutch started the singles strong collecting two and a half points from the first three matches as Gazi and Smyth were beaten 2&1 and 5&4 respectively either side of a halved match from Harry McArdle.

Ireland regained control of the match in the middle of the singles session after John Doyle, Evan Monaghan (both 3&2) and Donnacha Cleary (1UP) put the Irish back in front before a strong showing from the girls in the anchor matches sealed a second win of the competition.

Once again Joyce-Moreno had to settle for a share of the spoils against Sofife Noolj before Kate Dillon completed a narrow 2&1 win over Irissa Kasirin.

There were massive wins for Guerin and Costello who ran out 7&6 and 9&8 winners respectively to prevent any hopes of a Dutch comeback as Ireland secured a four point win.

Ireland are the only side with a 100% record this week and sit a half point clear of third round opponents Scotland on two points after the Scots were held to a 7.5-7.5 scoreline against host nation Wales.

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3 responses to “Singles surge helps Ireland see off the Dutch in Quadrangular matches”

  1. Ann English avatar
    Ann English

    Donnacha Cleary a past junior captain from Tipperary Golf club has the support from all in Tipperary Golf Club. Very proud of Donnacha

  2. Lucia Farrell avatar
    Lucia Farrell

    Congratulations Ireland and especially Royal Tara’s Hannah Guerin. Fabulous matches Hannah.

  3. Brendan avatar
    Brendan

    Congratulations Hannah fantastic Golf
    From Ballyheigue Golf Club
    B — k

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