England won the 2009 Boys Home Internationals, defeating Ireland 12-3 on the final day of the at Hankley Common Golf Club, meaning they have now won ten of the 14 Boys Home Internationals staged since the competition was changed to its present format in 1996.
Taking a 4-1 lead into the singles, England looked favourite to go on and win the title. And they continued that form into the afternoon, ensuring victory by winning the first seven matches reasonably comfortably with only one tie going all the way to the final hole.
English Boys Amateur champion Tom Lewis, set the standards with a 6&4 win with two consecutive eagles at the par-5 13th and par-4 14th.
“We got off to a bit of a slow start this week to be honest with you,” explained England captain, Brian Roake. But we just played to our full potential today.”
In the second match of the day Scotland recorded their first victory of the week with an 11-4 triumph over Wales. Recently crowned Scottish Amateur Match Play champion, David Law, earned his fifth point out of a possible six in the afternoon, helping the Scots to a well-deserved win.
He, along with many of this week’s players will now travel to Royal St Georges’s Golf Club, Kent, to compete against the likes of Open Championship Silver Medalist, Matteo Manassero, at the Boys Amateur Championship.
Complete scores from the 2009 Boys Home Internationals can be found at RandA.org.
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