Keech plays part in England success

Sophie Keech (third left) with her England golf team colleagues

Sophie Keech (third left) with her England golf team colleagues - Credit: Archant

Parkstone golfer Sophie Keech helped England retain the Home Internationals title in an intensely tight final to the week at Royal Wimbledon.

The team produced a great singles performance to beat Ireland 5-4, but had to wait for the outcome of the other match - between Wales and Scotland - before they could be crowned champions.

At the start of the final day the title race was wide open. Ireland with one-and-a-half points, were front runners, but England and Scotland, with a point each, were also right in the hunt.

Ireland looked in an even stronger position at lunchtime having won the morning foursomes 2-1, but England gained the upper hand in the singles.

On the first day of the tournament England beat Wales 5-4 while Ireland beat Scotland six-and-a-half to two-and-a-half.

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On day two Scotland beat England 6-3 while Wales and Ireland halved their match.

Number two ranked amateur in England, Keech has been invited to play on the ladies European Access tour at Stoke by Nayland in October.

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