England win big at Home Internationals

England’s teams – featuring North East players Rosie Belsham, Jess Hall and Maggie Whitehead – completed brilliant victories in the Home Internationals at Machynys and Lindrick.

England’s joint men’s and women’s team swept the board to claim a memorable treble at Machynys in Wales.

A 12.5-8.5 final day victory over Ireland allowed the 16-strong combined England squad to pip the men and women from the Emerald Isle to the R&A Trophy following earlier wins against Scotland and Wales.

England’s women – including Whitley Bay-based Roise and Bishop Auckland-based Jess – secured a 5-4 win against the Irish to make it three successes from three across the week and ensure they would be the recipients of the International Shield and the Hugh C Kelly Cup.

In the fight for the historic Men’s Home International title, England also edged out Ireland by the barest of margins, just half a point, to win the Raymond Trophy and secure a memorable treble for Team England.

Meanwhile, England won the Girls’ & Boys’ Home Internationals at Lindrick Golf Club after a combined 13-8 win over Ireland.

The Girls – including Close House-based Maggie Whitehead – were in mesmerising form in the morning foursomes, winning all their matches, before triumphing in five out of six singles matches to comprehensively win 8-1 and win the Girls’ trophy.

The Boys’ team won two of their four morning foursomes but only won three of their eight singles matches as they went down 7-5 to Ireland. Despite Ireland winning the Boys’ trophy, the combined score for the Boys and Girls meant England were crowned champions.

For full scores from the men’s and women’s Home Internationals click here

For full scores from the Girls’ Home Internationals click here

For full scores from the Boys’ Home Internationals click here