Scots' win over England all in vain

Scotland's golfers beat defending champions England on the final day of the Boys' Home Internationals but it was in vain as Ireland claimed the R&A Trophy at Southerness.

Stuart Wilson's side, aiming for a first title since 2006, claimed a 8…-6… victory but had to settle for the runners-up spot after the Irish overcame Wales to clinch the crown.

The Scots got their noses in front during the morning foursomes as they edged the session 3-2. Craigielaw's Scottish Boys' champion Grant Forrest beat James Burnett by one hole in the top singles tie while Conor O'Neil and host club player Scott Gibson pitched in with wins to boost the home tally.

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England picked up four-and-a-half points from the remaining matches but further wins for Liam Johnston and Daniel Hendry, and a half point from Ewan Scott, gave the Scots victory.

In the day's other match, Ireland, who beat the Scots 12-3 during Tuesday's opening round of matches, eased to a 10…-4… win over Wales to secure the silverware.

They finished with two-and-a-half points from three matches with Scotland back in second on two points.