Old reliables Garth McGimpsey and Adrian Morrow clinched crucial singles wins to catapult Ireland in the final of the European Senior Men’s Team Championship in Hungary.
With McGimpsey and Morrow providing the wag in the tail at Pannonia Golf and Country Club, the men in green beat Scotland 3-2 and will now face Sweden in Saturday’s title decider. Scores
Tom Cleary and Michael Quirke beat Lindsay Gordon & David Gardiner 3 and 2 in the foursomes before singles defeats for Arthur Pierse and Maurice Kelly left Ireland relying on McGimpsey and Morrow, who duly obliged.
Sweden beat England 3.5-1.5 in the other semi-final.
European Senior Men’s Team Championship, Pannonia Golf and Country Club, Hungary
Ireland 3 Scotland 2
Tom Cleary & Michael Quirke bt Lindsay Gordon & David Gardiner 3/2
Arthur Pierse lost to Ian Brotherstone 1 hole
Maurice Kelly lost to John Fraser 3/2
Garth McGimpsey bt Alan O’Neill 1 hole
Adrian Morrow bt Lindsay Blair 5/4.