Defending champions England gained a vital one-point lead by taking the foursomes 2-1 in the title decider against Ireland at Elm Park Golf Club, Dublin. Captain Pat Wrightson's team need to beat the host national to retain the Sue Johnson Trophy.
Scotland, determined to step up on Wednesday's performance when they lost 8-0 to Ireland, succeeded in sharing the morning foursomes with title-holders England on Day 2 of the Senior Women's Home International Matches at Elm Park Golf Club, Dublin.
Ireland, on a high after there 8-0 opening day, had their wings clipped by a Welsh team that had been a little bit unlucky not to beat England on Day 1.
Hosts Ireland and defending champions England will meet on the final day of the 2015 Senior Ladies Home International Matches to decide which team wins the title and the Sue Johnson Trophy at Elm Park Golf Club, Dublin.
Beaten 7-1 by England in last year's tournament, Wales gained a measure of revenge for that lopsided result by holding the defending champions to a 4-4 draw on the opening day of the 2015 Senior Ladies Home International Matches at Elm Park Golf Club, Dublin today.
In contrast, Scotland, who lost 7-1 to Ireland 12 months ago, suffered an even heavier defeat today in going down 8-0 to the home favourites.
Mother and daughter team Yvonne and Rachel Woodcock of Blankney Golf Club, Lincolnshire, won the historic Peugeot LGU Coronation Foursomes over a rain-swept Eden Course at St Andrews Links, holding off Anna Jacobs and Anne Luetchford (Corhampton) thanks to a better inward half after both groups had finished on 38 points.
Staffordshire's Julie Brown kept her nerve with pars over the last five holes to win the Senior Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship at Prestatyn Golf Club, Wales. Julie, a member of Trentham Golf Club, finished the 54-hole event with rounds of 72, 75 and 78 for a three-over par total of 225 over the par-74 course.She won by three strokes from Irish senior ladies champion Gertie McMullen (The Island).
The 17‐year‐old, a member of Royal County Down Ladies’ Golf Club, gains a full exemption to next year’s Ricoh Women’s British Open which will be played at the end of July at Woburn Golf Club. In order to be eligible for the exemption Olivia must remain an amateur at least until that championship has been played.
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INBEE PARK WINS BRITISH OPEN FOR CAREER GRAND SLAM
World Number One Inbee Park has made the 2015 Ricoh Women's British Open championship the seventh major victory of her brilliant career. The 27-year-old South Korean staged a grandstand finish to achieve a total of 12-under-par 278 and win the RWBO at Turnberry links for the first time.
CELINE BOUTIER IS NEW BRITISH OPEN AMATEUR CHAMPION
Celine Boutier, 21-year-old No 3 seed from the Paris suburb of Montrouge, is the new Ladies' British Open Amateur Champion. She beat 18-year-old Swedish player Linnea Strom from Gothenburg by 4 and 3 in the windswept 18-hole final at Portstewart Golf Club, Northern Ireland this afternoon.
The Ladies’ Golf Union has chosen the five-star Radisson Blu St Helen's Hotel, Dublin as the official hotel for next year's Curtis Cup match between the best female amateur golfers in Great Britain & Ireland and their counterparts in the United States.
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The 39th Curtis Cup match takes place from the 10-12 June 2016 and Dun Laoghaire G.C., situated near the picturesque village of Enniskerry in Dublin, Ireland, will host the match between the top women amateur players from GB & I and the USA.
The 41st Curtis Cup match between Great Britain & Ireland and the United States will be played in 2020 at a venue selected by the Ladies’ Golf Union. Golf clubs who would like to be considered as hosts for the prestigious three-day match in June of that year are now invited by the LGU to express a written interest by 31st March 2015.
The Ladies Golf Union and IMG today can confirm a new five-year broadcast agreement for the Ricoh Women’s British Open with the UK’s two largest sports broadcasters, Sky and the BBC, running from 2017 – 2021, in an arrangement similar to that announced last week by the R&A for the Open Championship.
The Senior Ladies' Home International Matches are a comparatively recent addition to the Ladies' Golf Union programme of events.
The first matches for a trophy donated by Mrs Sue Johnson, OBE, were played at Whittington Heath Golf Club near Birmingham in 2003 and the 13th series will be hosted by Elm Park Golf and Sports Club, Dublin from September 30 to October 2.
England won the first five titles (2003-2007) and their current total is eight after regaining the championship last year from Ireland who topped the table in 2012 and 2013.