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England Wins European Senior Men's Team Championship

England has won the European Senior Men's Team Championship at Rungsted Golf Klub in Denmark.

The win makes it a double this year in the European senior team championships for England, who also won the European Senior Ladies' Team Championship in Bulgaria earlier today.

England finished just four strokes behind top-qualifers, Scotland in the stroke play qualifying phase with a total of +14. However this would only earn them the number-four seeds, as Ireland and the hosts, Denmark, finished ahead of them. 

Sweden were the number-five seeds and were England's quarter-final opponents, but lost the first three matches to give England an unasailable lead and a spot in the semi-finals. 

The English team came up against Scotland on Friday. The first point of the day went to the English team when Ian Attoe and Alan Mew won the foursomes match 2&1.

Scotland replied with a victory of their own from top stroke play qualifier, Ronnie Clark, although the English team were ahead in the other three matches still on the course. They were able to hold on to the remainder of the singles matches and secure a 4-1 upset of the number-one seeded team, earning a spot in the final for the first time since 2010.

England's opponents in the championship match were six-times winners, Ireland. The English team got off to an excellent start, getting an early win in the foursomes match on the 13th green. 

Another win closely followed for England in match three, when Rich Jones won his match 5&4. That allowed Rupert Kellock to secure the decisive point for England with 2&1 victory in the first singles match on the 17th green.

The win is England's third title in the event, and their first since 2010.

In the match for third place, Scotland defeated the hosts, Denmark, to claim the bronze medals in an encounter that went to the fourth extra hole in the final match. 

The full results from all matches can be found on the championship webpage here.