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Scotland and Sweden top Stroke Play Qualifying - European Senior Team Championships

Scotland have earned the number-one seed for the match play phase of the European Senior Men's Team Championship. The Scottish team, led by two consecutive rounds of 70 (-2) from Ronnie Clark, totalled +10 with their five best scores each day to finish top of the stroke play leaderboard at Rungsted Golf Klub, Denmark.

Day one leaders, Ireland, also finished +10, but having higher non-counting sixth scores, will be seeded second for match play flight A.

Hosts, Denmark (+13), and England (+14) also earned spots in the top match play bracket after finishing third and fourth. They will face Spain (+36) and Sweden (+25) respectively in the quarter-finals.

Defending champions, Germany, and the Netherlands, claimed the final two spots in Flight A, both finishing with a score of +38. Belgium also finished with the same total, although having higher non-counting sixth scores, finished ninth to miss out on thursday's medal-contention matches by a single stroke. They will instead be the top seeds for Flight B, the second match play bracket, and compete for positions 9 to 16 over the next three days.

In the match play phase, countries go head-to-head with one foursomes match and four singles matches. Matches cannot be halved, and will go to the 19th hole and beyond if necessary, with teams needing to win three matches for overall victory.

Quarter-final matches:

Scotland vs. Netherlands

England vs. Sweden

Denmark vs. Spain

Ireland vs. Germany

The full results, and the draws for Thursday's matches can be found here.


At BlackSeaRama Golf & Villas, Sweden will be the team to beat in the European Senior Ladies' Team Championship. Last year's runners-up earned the number-one seed for Flight A after finishing with a total of +62. The Swedish team were in third place after round one, but handled day two's windy conditions better than any other team to top the stroke play leaderboard.

Ireland finished with the same total of +62, but having higher non-counting sixth scores will be seeded second for the match play phase. England finished just one shot behind in third position on +63, while last year's bronze medallists, Spain, were fourth on +74. 

Belgium (+76), France (+82), Netherlands (+85) and Germany (+95) earned the other four spots in Flight A, and will compete for medals over the next three days. 

Maria de Orueta, the 2015 European Senior Ladies' Champion, returned the lowest individual 36-hole total over the first two days, carding rounds of 73 (+1) and 79 (+7) for a total of +8. 

Thursdays' first match will be a repeat of last year's final, with defending champions, Germany, taking on the number-one seeded Swedish team. 

Quarter-final matches:

Sweden vs. Germany

Ireland vs. Netherlands

England vs. France

Spain vs. Belgium

The full stroke play results, and the draw for all of Thursday's matches can be found here.