Amateur round up: Ireland fifth as Scotland wins European Team Championship; Ladies 8th; Girls 13th

Scotland's Jack McDonald holed the winning putt in the European Amateur Team Championship

European Amateur Team Championship — Scotland won the title for the seventh time since it was first played in 1959 — and the first tim in six years — as Ireland beat France 3-2 to take fifth place at Halmstad Golf Club in Sweden.


The Scots, who overcame holders Spain and Ireland's conquerors England to make the final, beat Denmark 4.5 - 2.5 by building on two foursomes wins with singles victories for Grant Forrest and Jack McDonald and a half for Conor Syme.

Ireland's Gary Hurley and Paul Dunne beat British Amateur champion Romain Langaque and Leon Bem by one hole before Jack Hume and Cormac Sharvin won their singles.

Irish records  P W L H Pts | Strokeplay

  • Paul Dunne 3 2 1 0 5pts | T8 74 68
  • Jack Hume 4 2 0 2 6pts | T25 68 77
  • Gary Hurley 3 2 1 0 4pts | T18 75 69
  • Dermot McElroy 3 2 1 0 4pts | T8 70 72
  • Gavin Moynihan 4 1 3 0 2pts | T42 73 74
  • Cormac Sharvin 4 3 1 0 6pts | T32 70 76
European Ladies' Amateur Team Championship — France beat Switzerland 4-3 to claim the title as Ireland finished eighth following a 1.5 - 3.5 defeat to Denmark.
While Paula Grant and Chloe Ryan halved in foursomes only Maria Dunne could win her singles as Leona Maguire, Jessica Carty and Olivia Mehaffey all fell 2/1 at Helsingør Golf Club in Denmark 

European Girls' Amateur Team ChampionshipIreland beat Belgium 3-2 to finish 13th at Golf Resort Kaskáda in the Czech Republic as Spain beat Italy 4-3 to win the title.

In foursomes, Niamh McSherry and Valerie Clancy won 7 and 5 while Annabel Wilson and Ciara Casey both won their singles as Julie McCarthy and Mairead Martin suffered defeats.