European Championships

European Golf Team Championships

August 08-12

Gleneagles, Auchterarder, Scotland

€1,100,000

August 08-12

Gleneagles, Auchterarder, Scotland

€1,100,000

Day 5

Fernandez and Oriol win gold for Spain

August 12, 2018

Scott Fernandez and Pedro Oriol won gold for Spain in the Men's Team competition at the inaugural European Golf Team Championships as Mixed Team champions Iceland's late fightback came up just short.

Fernandez and Oriol win gold for Spain, © Getty Images

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“In one word – amazing," said Fernandez. "It’s the first time we celebrate the golf in the European Championships and we are really proud to have our name associated with the medals for the first time. We played great all week so I’m really happy to take the gold medal home for Spain."

“Spanish players have done really well in match play, especially on this course. It’s a great course and it’s the first time I’ve had the chance to play on the course. To win for Spain feels great.”

The lead changed hands in the early stages as the rain poured down at Gleneagles, but Spain 1 held a commanding three-hole advantage as they began the back nine after winning four holes on the spin from the sixth.

“I feel really good. Before playing this tournament Scott and I were talking about winning the gold medal and we did it," said Oriol. "It’s an honour to play for Spain and it’s an honour to win a gold medal for Spain. To describe it with one word – awesome."

“It was really hard on the 18th, but at least I have a little bit of experience with it after yesterday. I did a good job with the approach because it’s a really tough green. It’s very sloppy and I could’ve missed two yards left and it would have meant a 30-yard chip. It was very tense but thankfully I did the right thing and Scott made the birdie.”

Fernandez and Oriol win gold for Spain, © Getty Images

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Iceland's Birgir Hafthorsson and Axel Boasson bounced back brilliantly in the closing stages, winning the 16th and 17th to take the match to the 18th hole.

But after both teams got into tree trouble at the last, Fernandez holed his birdie putt from around ten feet to hand Spain a two-hole victory and the gold medal, with Iceland picking up silver.

“It always feels bittersweet to lose the final match, but we can be satisfied in the end," said Hafthorsson. "We played well over the weekend and it was tough conditions today. The Spanish guys played steady and we made a couple of mistakes on the front nine, so we were trailing on the back nine. Anything could’ve happening on the 18th and it would’ve been nice to put some pressure on them to hole the putt, but it wasn’t to be, and they deserved it, they played well."

“It’s been an amazing week and we have been fortunate enough to play the game in this beautiful place.”

Italy 2's Francesco Laporta and Alessandro Tadini claimed the bronze medal after powering to a 5 and 3 win against Spain 2 pair Santiago Tarrio Ben and David Borda.

“It feels great to win bronze," said Laporta. "To win a medal is a dream for every athlete in the world. It’s very good for us, as we played very good golf this afternoon. We didn’t play our best golf in the morning in the semi-final but this afternoon we were strong, and we won the bronze medal."

In the Women's Team event, Sweden 3's Linda Wessberg and Cajsa Persson beat France 2 at the second play-off hole to take gold, while Great Britain 3's Meghan MacLaren and Michele Thomson won bronze.

Final Scores: Men - Women - Mixed Team

Men's Championship

Pos.
Nat.
Players
Prize Money €
Gold
Spain 1
Pedro Oriol
Scott Fernandez
100,000
100,000
Silver
Iceland
Birgir Hafthorsson
Axel Boasson
50,000
50,000
Bronze
Italy 2
Francesco Laporta
Alessandro Tadini
30,000
30,000
4th
Spain 2
Santiago Tarrio Ben
David Borda
15,000
15,000
2nd in Group
Sweden 2
Daniel Jennevret
Oscar Floren
7,500
7,500
Great Britain 3
Connor Syme
Liam Johnston
7,500
7,500
Portugal
José-Filipe Lima
Ricardo Santos
7,500
7,500
Norway
Jarand Ekeland Arnoy
Kristian Krogh Johannessen
7,500
7,500
3rd in Group
Poland
Adrian Meronk
Mateusz Gradecki
4,250
4,250
Italy 1
Lorenzo Gagli
Guido Migliozzi
4,250
4,250
Ireland
Michael Hoey
Neil O'Briain
4,250
4,250
Great Britain 1
Callum Shinkwin
Lee Slattery
4,250
4,250
4th in Group
Sweden 1
Per Langfors
Johan Edfors
2,000
2,000
Great Britain 2
Rhys Enoch
Charlie Ford
2,000
2,000
Denmark
Martin Ovesen
Niklas Norgaard Møller
2,000
2,000
Belgium
Christopher Mivis
Lars Buijs
2,000
2,000

Men's Championship

Pos.
Nat.
Players
Gold
Spain 1
Pedro Oriol
Scott Fernandez
Silver
Iceland
Birgir Hafthorsson
Axel Boasson
Bronze
Italy 2
Francesco Laporta
Alessandro Tadini
4th
Spain 2
Santiago Tarrio Ben
David Borda
2nd in Group
Sweden 2
Daniel Jennevret
Oscar Floren
Great Britain 3
Connor Syme
Liam Johnston
Portugal
José-Filipe Lima
Ricardo Santos
Norway
Jarand Ekeland Arnoy
Kristian Krogh Johannessen
3rd in Group
Poland
Adrian Meronk
Mateusz Gradecki
Italy 1
Lorenzo Gagli
Guido Migliozzi
Ireland
Michael Hoey
Neil O'Briain
Great Britain 1
Callum Shinkwin
Lee Slattery
4th in Group
Sweden 1
Per Langfors
Johan Edfors
Great Britain 2
Rhys Enoch
Charlie Ford
Denmark
Martin Ovesen
Niklas Norgaard Møller
Belgium
Christopher Mivis
Lars Buijs

Women's Championship

Pos.
Nat.
Players
Prize Money €
Gold
Sweden 3
Cajsa Persson
Linda Wessberg
100,000
100,000
Silver
France 2
Justine Dreher
Manon Molle
50,000
Bronze
Great Britain 3
Meghan Maclaren
Michele Thomson
50,000
4th
Great Britain 1
Georgia Hall
Laura Davies
30,000
30,000
2nd in Group
Finalnd
Ursula Wikstrom
Noora Komulainen
15,000
15,000
Great Britain 2
Catriona Matthew
Holly Clyburn
7,500
7,500
Germany 2
Isi Gabsa
Leticia Ras-Anderica
7,500
7,500
Sweden 2
Johanna Gustavsson
Julia Engstrom
7,500
7,500
3rd in Group
Iceland
Olafia Kristinsdottir
Valdis Thora Jonsdottir
4,250
4,250
Norway
Marianne Skarpnord
Marita Engzelius
4,250
4,250
France 1
Celine Herbin
Astrid Vayson de Pradenne
4,250
4,250
3rd tied in Group
Spain
Noemi Jimenez
Silvia Banon
3,125
3,125
Belgium
Chloe Leurquin
Manon De Roey
3,125
3,125
4th in Group
Austria
Christine Wolf
Sarah Schober
2,000
2,000
Sweden 1
Emma Nilsson
Lina Boqvist
2,000
2,000
Germany 1
Olivia Cowan
Karolin Lampert
2,000
2,000

Women's Championship

Pos.
Nat.
Players
Gold
Sweden 3
Cajsa Persson
Linda Wessberg
Silver
France 2
Justine Dreher
Manon Molle
Bronze
Great Britain 3
Meghan Maclaren
Michele Thomson
4th
Great Britain 1
Georgia Hall
Laura Davies
2nd in Group
Finalnd
Ursula Wikstrom
Noora Komulainen
Great Britain 2
Catriona Matthew
Holly Clyburn
Germany 2
Isi Gabsa
Leticia Ras-Anderica
Sweden 2
Johanna Gustavsson
Julia Engstrom
3rd in Group
Iceland
Olafia Kristinsdottir
Valdis Thora Jonsdottir
Norway
Marianne Skarpnord
Marita Engzelius
France 1
Celine Herbin
Astrid Vayson de Pradenne
3rd tied in Group
Spain
Noemi Jimenez
Silvia Banon
Belgium
Chloe Leurquin
Manon De Roey
4th in Group
Austria
Christine Wolf
Sarah Schober
Sweden 1
Emma Nilsson
Lina Boqvist
Germany 1
Olivia Cowan
Karolin Lampert

Mixed Team Championship

Pos.
Nat.
Players
Prize Money €
Gold
Iceland
Valdis Thora Jonsdottir
Olafia Kristinsdottir
Birgir Hafthorsson
Axel Boasson
7,500
7,500
7,500
7,500
Silver
Great Britain 3
Meghan Maclaren
Michele Thomson
Liam Johnston
Connor Syme
5,000
5,000
5,000
5,000
Bronze
Sweden 2
Johanna Gustavsson
Julia Engstrom
Oscar Floren
Daniel Jennevret
3,500
3,500
3,500
3,500
4th
Spain
Silvia Banon
Noemi Jimenez
Pedro Oriol
Scott Fernandez
2,500
2,500
2,500
2,500
5
Sweden 1
Emma Nilsson
Lina Boqvist
Johan Edfors
Per Langfors
1,400
1,400
1,400
1,400
5
Great Britain 1
Laura Davies
Georgia Hall
Callum Shinkwin
Lee Slattery
1,400
1,400
1,400
1,400
7
Austria
Sarah Schober
Christine Wolf
Clemens Gaster
Bernard Neumayer
900
900
900
900
8
Belgium
Chloe Leurquin
Manon De Roey
Lars Buijs
Christopher Mivis
650
650
650
650
9
Norway
Marianne Skarpnord
Marita Engzelius
Kristian Krogh Johannessen
Jarand Ekeland Arnoy
325
325
325
325
9
Great Britain 2
Catriona Matthew
Holly Clyburn
Charlie Ford
Rhys Enoch
325
325
325
325
11
Italy
Diana Luna
Stefania Avanzo
Guido Migliozzi
Lorenzo Gagli
250
250
250
250

Mixed Team Championship

Pos.
Nat.
Players
Gold
Iceland
Valdis Thora Jonsdottir
Olafia Kristinsdottir
Birgir Hafthorsson
Axel Boasson
Silver
Great Britain 3
Meghan Maclaren
Michele Thomson
Liam Johnston
Connor Syme
Bronze
Sweden 2
Johanna Gustavsson
Julia Engstrom
Oscar Floren
Daniel Jennevret
4th
Spain
Silvia Banon
Noemi Jimenez
Pedro Oriol
Scott Fernandez
5
Sweden 1
Emma Nilsson
Lina Boqvist
Johan Edfors
Per Langfors
5
Great Britain 1
Laura Davies
Georgia Hall
Callum Shinkwin
Lee Slattery
7
Austria
Sarah Schober
Christine Wolf
Clemens Gaster
Bernard Neumayer
8
Belgium
Chloe Leurquin
Manon De Roey
Lars Buijs
Christopher Mivis
9
Norway
Marianne Skarpnord
Marita Engzelius
Kristian Krogh Johannessen
Jarand Ekeland Arnoy
9
Great Britain 2
Catriona Matthew
Holly Clyburn
Charlie Ford
Rhys Enoch
11
Italy
Diana Luna
Stefania Avanzo
Guido Migliozzi
Lorenzo Gagli