from Colin Farquharson
EUROPEAN JUNIOR WOMEN'S TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
Moscow Golf & Country Club, Russia
ITALY 3, SCOTLAND 4
Foursomes: F Piovano & G Garbaccio lost to V Laing & S Laing 1
hole; M Rigon & T Calzavara beat C Queen & L Kenney 5 and 3 (1-1).
Singles: M Quartana lost to V Laing 6 and 5, Rigon lost to P Feggans 3
and 2, B Vianello beat S Laing 6 and 5, Calzavara beat Kenney 3 and 2,
Piovano lost to Queen at 21st (2-3).
GERMANY 5, SWITZERLAND 1
SWEDEN 4, ENGLAND 3
Foursomes: G Johansson & K Borjeskog lost to F More & A Keighley
2 and 1; K Sjodin & S Andersson berat D Masters & S Heath 3 and
Singles: E Bjarvall lost to More 2 and 1, Sjodin beat Heath 1 hole, Andersson
beat S Walker 1 hole, Borjeskog beat Masters 2 and 1, E Svenningsson lost
to Keighley 4 and 3 (3-2).
SPAIN 6, RUSSIA 1
Second flight results
WALES 3, FINLAND 4
NETHERLANDS 4 1/2, IRELAND 2 1/2
CLARE Queen was the soft-drink toast of the Scotland camp after she won
a thrilling match at the 21st to earn her team-mates a place in the semi-finals
of the European junior women's team golf championship at Moscow Golf and
Country Club, Russia.
With the Italy-Scotland quarter-final tie deadlocked at 3-3, everything
hinged on the result of the final singles in which Claire Queen, the British
girls double champion from last season and again Lanarkshire women's county
title-winner this year, played Federica Piovana.
It went to three extra holes and Clare again showed her terrific tenacity
as a match-player to win at the 21st.
The morning foursomes had been shared 1-1 with Vikki and Suzi Laing winning
the top tie but Clare Queen and Louise Kenney finishing well down in the
In the sigles, Vikki Laing got the Scots off to a great start with a 6
and 5 win over Monica Quartana and then Pam Feggans, playing at No 2 in
the line-up, came good with a 3 and 2 win over Margherita Rigon.
That put Scotland ahead 3-1 but then the Italians began a revival. Suzi
Laing lost by 6 and 5 to Barbara Vianello and Louise Kenney went down
by 3 and 2 to former British girls open champion Tullia Calzavara.
Then came Clare Queen to save the day for Scotland who now play leading
qualifiers Germany (5-1 winners over Switzerland) in the first semi-final.
The second tie features Sweden, 4-3 conquerors of England, against Spain
who thrashed Russia 6-1.