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Thursday, September 04, 2008

England crash 4-1 to Spain in Euro
senior women's team semi-finals

PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY ENGLISH WOMEN'S GOLF ASSOCIATION
England were beaten 4-1 by Spain in the semi-finals of the European seniorsí amateur team championship at Wouwse Plantage in the Netherlands today and will play-off against France for the bronze medal.
"Itís really, really disappointing, but we will pick ourselves up and go for bronze," said captain Cathy Bowerbank, whose team has won the silver medal for the past two years.
"We were very comfortable through the turn and up to about the 14th but Spain just got it together at the end. They were all very tight matches."
Englandís foursomes pair, Carolyn Kirk and Christine Stirling, went to the 20th before they lost to a birdie. They had been unfortunate not to win on both the 18th and 19th where decisive putts stubbornly hung on the edge of the hole.
When Janet Collingham and Christine Watson were both beaten on the 18th green the match was over. The final two games were recorded as halves, although both looked to be going comfortably Englandís way.
"It wasnít the result anyone was expecting because we have a very strong team. But it wasnít meant to be," said Cathy.
Swedenís 3-2 victory over defending champions, France, was also a surprise. They now play Spain in the final to decide the gold medal
Details:
ENGLAND 1, SPAIN 4
Foursomes
Carolyn Kirk (Ganton) and Christine Stirling (Meon Valley) lost to Marta Estany and Ana Vilella at 20th.
Singles
Janet Collingham (Sherwood Forest) lost to Sharon Regina Rodriguez 1 hole.
Christine Watson (Beaconsfield) lost to Christina Marsans 2 holes.
Barbara Laird (Sandiway) halved with Catalina Castillejo.
Chris Quinn (Hockley) halved with Vicky Pertierra .
Lyndsey Hewison
Press & PR Officer
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