Swedish duo PERSSON and WESSBERG are surprise qualifiers for women's golf semifinals
GLASGOW - The final group matches brought some surprises and predictable results with two British teams and one each from France and Sweden qualifying for Sunday's semifinals at the Gleneagles PGA Centenary Course.
There was a shock exit for Great Britain's Catriona MATTHEW and Holly CLYBURN who started the day as group D leaders but lost by two holes against Sweden's Cajsa PERSSON and Linda WESSBERG. The two teams finished level on four points but the Swedes went through on the strength of their head-to-head win over the Britons in their final group match.
The Sweden 3 team will now meet tournament favourites Laura DAVIES and Georgia HALL (GBR) who maintained their unbeaten record by beating Chloe LEURQUIN and Manon de ROEY (BEL) 4&2 to top group A with six points from three matches.
"Going into Sunday I’m excited and it will be fun," said PERSSON. "Obviously they’re big names but it's match play and good things can and will happen. We always aim for the gold. I wouldn’t be here otherwise."
The other semifinal will be between Britain 3 pair Meghan MACLAREN and Michelle THOMSON, who halved their final group C match against Finland's Ursula WIKSTROM and Noora KOMULAINEN, and Justin DREHER and Manon MOLLE (FRA), who qualified by beating Germany's Olivia COWAN and Karolin LAMPERT by one hole in group B.
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