Faye Leads England To Win

North East golfer Faye Sanderson has led the England girls' team to victory in the Home Internationals.

North East golfer Faye Sanderson has led the England girls' team to victory in the Home Internationals. England swept to victory in the annual competition when they beat Ireland 6-2 at Fairhaven in Lancashire.

This was England's eighth victory in ten years and they retained the Stroyan Cup with a 100% record through three days' play.

They conceded just 4 points throughout the series and scored 22 pts - Ireland winning 11 pts, Scotland 10 and Wales 9.

England team captain Faye, a member at Heworth golf Club on Tyneside, said afterwards: "The girls were absolutely brilliant, amazing - I couldn't ask for more.

"It's been a fantastic week and a great team performance - they have hardly dropped a point all week."

Ireland, the European champions, held England to a draw in the foursomes but they managed to take only one point in the singles.

England, the defending champions, had swept Wales aside 8-1 on the first day of the event.

England then put in another tip-top performance to beat Scotland 8-1.

Faye added: "It was a very good day against Wales and they all did really well.

"Against Scotland, the girls were just awesome: it was the most fantastic day. They all worked really hard and the standard of golf was absolutely brilliant."

The entire team of eight played during the week. They were: Kelly Tidy (Royal Birkdale), Heidi Baek (Felixstowe Ferry), Hannah Turland (Tidworth Garrison), Alex Peters (Notts Ladies), Holly Clyburn (Woodhall Spa), Laura Taylor (Woburn), Nikki Foster (Pleasington) and Hayley Davis (Ferndown).

 

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