Golf: Scots team suffers at Sotogrande

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Scotland fell from an overnight third position to 12th in a field of 17 teams on the second day of the European Nations Cup golf tournament at Sotogrande on the Costa del Sol, Spain.

It was a bad day for the Scots all round, with James White returning a four-over-par 76, Graeme Robertson and Jack McDonald both recording 78s and Matthew Clark shooting 79.

France (432) lead from England (436) with Germany and Ireland (438) sharing third place. Scotland are on 453.

In the individual standings, White (71-76) is joint 13th behind Germany’s Max Roehrig (72-68) on 140.

Meanwhile, Scotland lost out 6 ½-2½ to Italy on the opening day of the boys’ international quadrangular golf tournament at Golf International de Pont Royal in Provence, France. The Scots lost the foursomes 3-0 but took 2½pts from the first two singles with wins by Bradley Neil and Euan Walker and a half for Alan Waugh but the Italians took the last three singles.

France beat Sweden 7-2 in the other first-day match.