10 August 14:29 (BST)

GO: MacLAREN, THOMSON (GBR) - 'I didn't have the chance to win a gold medal in the police force'

GLASGOW - Comments from Great Britain 3 golfers Meghan MacLAREN and Michele THOMSON after their halved match with Ursula WIKSTROM and Noora KOMULAINEN (FIN) to give them the top position in Group C and qualification for Sunday's semifinal at the Gleneagles PGA Centenary Course on Friday.

Meghan MacLAREN (GBR)

On coming from behind to square the match:

"We were down for most of the match but we kept plugging away. We never went two down which was quite important. We just managed to edge our way back into it. Those last few holes were extremely tense.

"We didn't get off to the best of starts. We just had to hang in there. It was good golf with both teams scrapping to be in the semifinals. From 10th to 13th we birdied all of the holes. We didn't win all of them but it was a key spell."

On reaching the semifinals:

"It's incredible, especially with it being here in Scotland. Hopefully there'll be a good crowd out and we can give them something to shout about. The semifinals is where we want to be."


On her putt on the 18th green to halve the match:

"It was quite short but it seemed a lot longer. It was the biggest putt of my career. It was just nice to hole it and get us into the semifinals and give us a chance to get us a medal. Also the approach shot to the 18th green was one of the best shots I've ever played."

On giving up her career in the police force to return to golf:

"Being in the police force before, I never had the chance to win a gold medal."

On facing one of the French teams in the semifinals:

"I actually don't know who we'll meet yet but any French team we meet will be a difficult opponent just as much as Finland were."

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