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Golf: East quartet in Euro win.

FOUR east coast aces helped Scotland claim victory on Saturday at the European Youths' Team Championship in Ireland.

Wallace Booth (Crieff), Kevin McAlpine (Alyth), George Murray (Earlsferry Thistle) and Lloyd Saltman (Craigielaw) were in a six-man squad who beat old foes England at the Island Club near Dublin in a dramatic final that went down to the last game.

Scottish Boys' Stroke Play Champion Richie Ramsay Richie Ramsay (born 23 June 1983) is a Scottish professional golfer, who represented Great Britain & Ireland in the 2005 Walker Cup. He is an honorary member of Royal Aberdeen Golf Club and a student at Stirling University in Scotland (graduating June 2007).  (Royal Aberdeen) secured the last vital point to make the victory safe.

Ramsay trailed England's Jamie Moul Jamie Moul (born c.1984) is an English amateur golfer who became the third man to top the World Amateur Golf Rankings on 13 February 2007.[1] He plays out of Stoke-by-Nayland Golf Club near Colchester in Essex.  at the turn but managed turn a one-hole deficit into a two-hole advantage to give the Scots a 4-3 win.

The match had been finely balanced after the morning foursomes. Ramsay and George Murray overcame the formidable duo of James Heath and Matthew Richardson 3&2 before England levelled the match when Lloyd Saltman (Craigielaw) and Kevin McAlpine (Alyth) lost 4&3.

But wins in the singles by Murray, Jamieson and Ramsay were enough to enable the Scots to avenge their final defeat to the Auld auld  
adj. Scots

Adj. 1. auld - a Scottish word; "auld lang syne"
old - of long duration; not new; "old tradition"; "old house"; "old wine"; "old country"; "old friendships"; "old money"
 Enemy four years ago.

#A SIX-MAN Scotland team finished fifth in the European boys' team event in Kotka, Finland.

Kilmarnock Barassie pair David Addison and Robert McKnight, Colville Park's Paul O'Hara, Scott Henry (Cardross), Crow Wood ace Garry Wood and Fraserburgh's Jordan Findlay enjoyed victories over Germany and Sweden but lost to Belgium.
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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Jul 14, 2004
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