Ireland finish second in Turkey
Winners Gareth Wright, Graeme Brown and Graeme Fox

Winners Gareth Wright, Graeme Brown and Graeme Fox

Ireland finished second behind a dominant Scotland at the PGAs of Europe International Team Championship at Gloria Golf Club in Turkey.

A final day push from the Irish trio of Brendan McGovern (Headfort), Damien Mooney (Ballyliffin) and Michael McDermott (Pure Golf Leopardstown) saw them finish the tournament on 15 under par, a full 10 shots behind the Scotland PGA region professionals. Scores

Having set the standard and the pace with rounds of 12-under and nine under, the Scots’ final return of four-under was matched by the Irish trio.

The leading individual was Scotland's captain, Graham Fox, who finished on 16-under, three strokes clear of Sweden’s Magnus Atlevi.

Michael McDermott, making his debut in the event, was the leading Irish contender, finishing tied for fourth on eight under par alongside Germany's Manuel Kempe and the Scottish Region's Gareth Wright.

Ireland team captain, Brendan McGovern, carded a final round two under par 70 to end the event tied for seventh, while Damien Mooney moved to up to tied 24th courtesy of a closing 70.

Leading scores

25-under: Scotland €6,000

15-under: Ireland €4800

14-under: Sweden €4200

13-under: Italy, Germany

10-under: Holland

9-under: England.