The Continent of Europe has received the Junior Vagliano Trophy after comprehensively defeating Nice Britain and Eire 14-4 at Hilversumsche Golf Membership within the Netherlands.
Main 6½-2½ after the primary day of play, the hosts clinched the trophy for the sixth successive time after a clear sweep of the morning foursomes left them in an unassailable place at 9½-2½. The hosts received the afternoon singles session 4½-1½.
Myrte Eikenaar, Continent of Europe captain, mentioned: “I’m so happy with the gamers and to have watched them play at such a excessive degree is unbelievable. There was such a superb group spirit and that was necessary.
“The gamers have been very sportsmanlike, however in fact, they wish to win. They at all times stored preventing within the matches, notably those that went to the 18th gap. The chemistry within the foursomes was superb. I’m actually proud of the way it labored out and so are the women.
“They’re all very proficient gamers who know their recreation effectively and so whilst you may also help them put together, they know the technique and photographs they’ll use on the course. It’s been nice to teach them and there’s been a extremely optimistic angle all week. They’ve been proud to play for the group. It was nice to win in my nation too.”
Janet Davies, Nice Britain and Eire captain, mentioned, “The gamers for the Continent of Europe have been sensible this week and so they holed out rather well when it mattered. Our group could be very younger, we’ve two 14-year-olds and one 15-year-old, and so this has been superb expertise for them and can assist for the match subsequent 12 months. It’s been a marvellous alternative for them.
“They’re an amazing bunch of women and so they have gelled rather well. They fought onerous, they performed onerous and actually loved it. I can’t ask for rather more. They’ve beloved each minute of it and are wanting ahead to subsequent 12 months already.”
The Swedish pairing of Nora Sundberg and Meja Örtengren continued their devastating type to defeat Grace Crawford and Maggie Whitehead 8&6 within the first match this morning, having additionally recorded a 9&7 win over Rosie Bee Kim and Katie Poots yesterday.
Kim and Poots have been paired once more immediately and produced a extra resilient efficiency towards Cayetana Fernandez Garcia-Poggio of Spain and Italy’s Francesca Fiorellini, dropping out by a slender one gap margin.
Helen Briem and Constance Fouillet responded to yesterday’s loss by the hands of Harriet Lockley and Ellen Yates by defeating the GB&I duo 4&2 and thereby securing the all-important level that ensured the trophy can be staying within the possession of the Continent of Europe.
Within the afternoon singles, Crawford pulled one level again for the visiting aspect with a superb 5&3 win over Fernandez Garcia-Poggio.
Nevertheless, the hosts prolonged their lead additional after Fiorellini noticed off Poots 7&5, Sundberg beat Lockley 4&3 and Örtengren beat Whitehead by the identical scoreline.
Yates salvaged a half level from her match towards Fouillet, just for Briem to edge out Kim by one gap within the last singles contest.
The Continent of Europe has now received the Junior Vagliano Trophy on all six events for the reason that junior ladies’ worldwide match was launched in 2011.