Lewis in ac­tion against Eng­land

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sport - Mur­ray Spooner

Burnside teenager Lewis Irvine was part of the Scot­land team that placed sec­ond be­hind Eng­land in the Home In­ter­na­tional tour­na­ment last week.

The English were crowned the 2016 Boys Home In­ter­na­tional Cham­pi­ons af­ter a strong fi­nal day per­for­mance on Au­gust 4, to de­feat hold­ers Scot­land 9-6 in the de­cid­ing match at Bal­lylif­fin Golf Club in Done­gal.

Lewis and his team­mate Graeme Greer were de­feated by Michael Gil­bert and Harry God­dard, who added Eng­land’s fourth point of the morn­ing , with their two-hole win.

The English pair had been com­fort­able but the Scot­tish duo came back to force the match to the 18th. An er­rant tee shot cost them in the end.

Lewis’dad Ian said:“He only got half a point but he was very com­pet­i­tive and he en­joyed it. Eng­land beat Scot­land on the fi­nal day but Lewis came back and said he had played well.

“He wasn’t too down­hearted but when he came up against the English he knew they were a stan­dard ahead.

“It was howl­ing with rain so it wasn’t great con­di­tions to play in.”

Driv­ing rain Lewis Irvine

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