Wales and Scotland qualify

Former winners Scotland have joined Wales in qualifying for golf’s World Cup at China’s Mission Hills Resort in November.

A brilliant display by David Drysdale and Alastair Forsyth, coupled with a collapse by Portugal in Sunday’s final round has enabled Scotland to join Wales in qualifying for golf’s Mission Hills World Cup.
After three rounds in Estonia, the Scots were down in fifth place and needed to climb above Austria and Portugal to make it through to Mission Hills in China – the course where Colin Montgomerie and Marc Warren won the title only two years ago.
Drysdale and Forsyth fired a closing 66 in the foursomes, while the Portuguese pair of Jose-Filipe Lima and Antonio Sobrinho had five bogeys in seven holes from the ninth and finished with a 74 to miss out by three.
Canada and Wales, represented by 2005 winner Stephen Dodd and Jamie Donaldson, dominated the week, finishing at 19 and 17 under par respectively. Scotland were 15 under.
England and Ireland were among the 18 nations exempt from qualifying for the November event based on the world rankings of their leading available player.
Ian Poulter and Ross Fisher will be playing for England, Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell for the Irish.