Turner loses out as Irish rock Scots

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CRAIGIELAW’S Jane Turner suffered a sore singles defeat as Scotland succumbed to Ireland on the opening day of the Women’s Home Internationals in Lancashire.

The Scots, the title holders, led 2…-… after the morning foursomes at Hillside but crumbled in the afternoon. Turner, who had been rested in the morning, got off to a flying start to be three up on Emma O’Driscoll after four holes in the anchor match. Despite losing that lead, the Scot edged in front again with five holes to play only to go down by one hole.

Scottish champion Louise Kenney, Kelsey MacDonald and Megan Briggs also lost on a painful afternoon for the Scots.

Pamela Pretswell’s win over Lisa Maguire was the sole success for new captain Fiona Norris, while Rebecca Wilson chipped in with a half.

England beat Wales 6-3 in the other match.

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