On Sunday 15 April 2018 the South of Scotland team travelled over the border to play Cumbria at Eden Golf Club for the Solway Trophy. The course was very wet underfoot and playing its every yard with not much run on the fairways but the weather was sunny for most of the match.

In the morning foursomes the South had only two wins from Andrew Kerr (Crichton) & Neil Hamilton (Powfoot) and Colin Hamilton & Bob Graham (both Stranraer). Liam Carruthers (Powfoot) and Craig Scobie (Lochmaben) were unlucky to lose their game on the eighteenth green. The result of the foursomes was South 2 games, Cumbria 4.

The South fared no better in the twelve afternoon singles with only two wins from Mike Grunwell (D&G) and Bob Graham (Stranraer) and a halved game from Neil Hamilton (Powfoot). The singles result was South 2½ games, Cumbria 9½.

On the day the South were comprehensively beaten and Cumbria retained the Solway Trophy.

Individual Scores

Morning Foursomes

Mike Grunwell (D&G) and Clark Riddick (Southerness) lost to Kieran Waters (Carlisle) and Will Bowe (Workington) by 4 & 2

Andrew Kerr (Crichton) and Neil Hamilton (Powfoot) beat Luke Walker (Ulverston) and Richard Mewse (Workington) by one hole

Martin McNae (Lochmaben) and David King (Southerness) lost to Darren Whitfield (Penrith) and James Atkinson (Workington) by 4 & 3

Colin Hamilton and Bob Graham (both Stranraer) beat Rob Spence and Jon Clark (both Furness) by 3 & 2

Liam Carruthers (Powfoot) and Craig Scobie (Lochmaben) lost to Stephen Jopson and Andrew Wolstencroft (both Carlisle) by 1 hole

Ross Murray and Greig Blayney (both Southerness) lost to Paul Jenkinson (Keswick) and Nicky Bell (Eden) by 3 & 2

Foursomes Result        South 2 games             Cumbria 4 games

Afternoon Singles

Mike Grunwell beat Kieran Waters by 2 & 1

Clark Riddick lost o Will Bowe by 6 & 5

Andrew Kerr lost to Luke Walker by 4 & 2

Neil Hamilton halved with Richard Mewse

Martin McNae lost to Darren Whitfield by 3 & 2

David King lost to James Atkinson by 3 & 1

Colin Hamilton lost to Rob Spence by 2 holes

Bob Graham beat Jon Clark by 4 & 3

Liam Carruthers lost to Stephen Jopson by 3 & 2

Craig Scobie lost to Andrew Wolstencroft by 5 & 4

Ross Murray lost to Paul Jenkinson by 2 & 1

Greig Blayney lost to Nicky Bell by 3 & 2

Singles Result             South 2½ games          Cumbria 9½ games

Match Result               South 4½ games          Cumbria 13½ games