International win for Team Scotland’s Fifers

Scottish team outside of Druids Glen clubhouse on arrival for the singles matches on the second (final) day.

Scottish team outside of Druids Glen clubhouse on arrival for the singles matches on the second (final) day.

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SCOTLAND’S golfers, including a healthy Fife contingent, tasted victory in the Bobby Jones Cup, played between Scotland and Ireland.

Captained by Lundin Golf Club’s Alex Renwick, pictured (left) receiving the trophy from Irish captain James Moran, the 12 amateur Scots won the match by three points.

Played at Druids Heath and the famous Druids Glen Golf Resort in County Wicklow, Ireland, honours were shared at three points each after the first-day fourballs.

But on day two, the Scottish team came out with all guns a blazing to snatch the singles.

Commenting on the win, Mr Renwick said: “For golfers more accustomed to playing their favoured links courses throughout Fife, to come over to Ireland and beat them on two of their finest parkland courses, is nothing short of magnificent.

“This is the first ever victory for us on Irish soil and I am so proud of, and pleased for, the team.”

The tournament will return to Scotland next year, with the search for a venue in and around Fife already under way.