Amateur round up: Ireland beat Spain; Ladies fall to Swedes; Girls defeat Scots

The Irish Girls Team following their win over Scotland. 

European Amateur Team Championship — Ireland beat Spain 1.5 - 3.5 to keep alive their hopes of claiming fifth place at Halmstad Golf Club in Sweden.

Following their quarter-final defeat to England, Tony Goode's boys responded well with a foursomes win for Paul Dunne and Gary Hurley over Mario Galiano and Iván Cantero. Scores

Gavin Moynihan fell by the minimum to World No 1 John Rahm but victories for Dermot McElroy over Scott Fernandez and Cormac Sharvin over Pep Angles, followed by a half for the consistent Jack Hume, set up a fifth place showdown with France on Saturday.

Denmark beat Sweden 2.5 - 4.5 and will face Scotland in the final after they beat England 4-3 with Greig Marchbank beat Ben Taylor at the 19th.

France had a 3-2 win over Germany, who now face the Spaniards with the wooden spoon on the e line.

European Ladies Amateur Team Championship — Ireland lost 4-1 to Sweden and will face hosts Denmark for seventh place at Helsingør Golf Club on Saturday as Switzerland take on France for the title.
While Paula Grant and Chloe Ryan halved in the foursomes, Leona Maguire lost by one hole to Linnea Johansson, Olivia Mehaffey lost on the 19th to Linnea Strom and Jessica Carty feel 5 and 4 to Madelene Sangstrom before Maria Dunne claimed a late half.

European Girls' Team Championship — Ireland beat Scotland 4-1  in their Flight B match at Golf Resort Kaskáda in the Czech Republic and now face Belgium for 13th and 14th place on Saturday.

In Flight A, Spain will face Italy for the title with Austria and host Czech Republic set to fight it ou to third place.