Sunday 20 January 2019

Euro Juniors beaten again

Europe suffered a fourth straight defeat in the Junior Ryder Cup yesterday, losing 16-8 to the United States at Blairgowrie Golf Club.

Amy Lee carded four successive birdies to secure the winning point with a 6&5 win over Germany's Alex Forsterling. Italy's Renato Paratore and Sweden's Marcus Kinhult were the only European winners on the final day.

Amateur champion Bradley Neil, who grew up playing golf on the host course, looked set for victory before losing the last three holes to halve his match with Sam Burns.

"It feels really good," Lee said. "I played absolutely flawless today, I think I was five under through 13 holes. I birdied 10, 11, 12 and 13 coming in to win the match so it was amazing.

"On the 12th green I just saw that we needed a half point to win the cup and it feels incredible that I was able to capture it.

Burns added: "It was a crazy match. I knew it was going to be a tough one in Bradley's home town, with all the people out here supporting him."

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