Europe leads delayed Bonallack Trophy; Hume wins his foursomes

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Jack Hume won his foursomes as Europe took a 7-3 lead when the opening fourball session was completed in the weather delayed Bonallack Trophy at the Vidago Palace in Portugal on Thursday

Wednesday's day one foursomes matches, scheduled to start at 8.00 am, were delayed for nearly two hours because of fog.

When play resumed, Team Europe won four of the five foursomes with Hume and Welshman David Boote beating Japan's Takumi Kanya and Toshiki Ishitoku 5 and 4 as Spain's Mario Galiano and Ivan Cantero beat Korea's Jae Kyeoung Lee and Sung Ho Yun 4 and 3.

In the five afternoon fourball matches, Europe's Galiano and Cantero were defeated 5&4 by India's Samarth Dwivedi and Malaysia's Gregory Foo, while their teammates secured three matches.

One match was suspended due to darkness with Stefano Mazzoli, the reigning European Amateur Champion, and Boote all square on the 15th. However, when play resumed on Thursday, they eventually fell 2 and 1 to Chinese Taipei's Chun-An Yu and Han-Ting Chiu

Hume was again partnering Boote in Thursday's foursomes. 

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In the Patsy Hankins Trophy, Asia Pacific lead Europe 7-3 after the opening round of foursomes and fourballs. 

Royal County Down Ladies' Olivia Mehaffey had to withdraw from the event last week as she is recovering from glandular fever.

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