England & Scottish Golf Teams have reached the semi-finals of the 2014 European Mens’ Amateur Golf Team Championship semi-finals at Linna, Finland.

The English Golf Team defeated Switzerland by the comfortable margin of 6-1 in the top half of the draw and now meet a very strong Irish Golf Team who beat Germany 4-3.

In the bottom half of the draw, Scotland beat Sweden by 4.5 – 2.5 points and will now face Spain who defeated France 4-3.

Scotch Corner

The Scotland Golf Team have to thank once again Grant Forrest of Cragielaw Golf Club for advancing further in the 2014 European Mens’ Amateur Golf Team Championship

The Scottish Golf Team led 2-0 after the a.m. foursomes with Graeme Robertson ahd Jack McDonald winning their marathon tie at the 24th hole. This advantage was extended to 3-0 with a 4 and 3 victory by British Amateur Golf Champion Bradley Neil in the top singles tie.

But the Swedes hit back to win the ties against Robertson and University of Houston NCAA golfer James Ross.

Irish Open Amateur Stroke play champion Jamie Savage recorded a halved match but Forrest delivered the clinching point with a 3 and 2 victory in the final singles for the Scots to advance to the the last-4.

Championship Flight

England 6, Switzerland 1
Ireland 4, Germany 3
Spain 4, France 3
Sweden 2 1/2, Scotland 4 1/2


A Ostennson and N Linastrom lost to G Forrest and B Neil 5 and 4; T Eden and H Ronneblad lost to G Robertson and J McDonald at 24th (0-2)


Ostensson lost to Neil 4 and 3, O Bergqvist bt Robertson 3 and 2, Ronneblad bt J Ross 2 and 1, Eden halved with Savage, V Tarnstrom lost to Forrest 3 and 2 (2 1/2-2 1/2)


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