Scotland beat England in Dunhill Cup

Scotland dumped England out of golf's Dunhill Cup today to move a step closer to a semi-final spot.

Scotland dumped England out of golf's Dunhill Cup today to move a step closer to a semi-final spot.

And Wales also beat Germany 2-1 at St Andrews.

It was the first time in six attempts that Scotland had overcome England in the competition.

The match was a last chance for both teams make their mark, having suffered opening day defeats.

Scotland captain Colin Montgomerie was one behind Brian Davis with four to play, but birdied the 15th and then sank a curling 15-foot birdie putt on the last for a 69-70 victory.

Andrew Coltart then completed the victory by crushing Spence 68-73, but with two to play Gary Orr trailed Roger Chapman by one after the Kent man had holed long birdie putts on the 15th and 16th.

Scotland then had to wait to see if eighth seeds Wales could do what they failed to do - beat Germany. If they did, their hopes of reaching the semi-finals were greatly boosted.

With four holes to play Ian Woosnam was beating Bernhard Langer by three and Phillip Price was one-up on Thomas Gogele after 13.

David Park, meanwhile, trailed Sven Struver - conqueror of Montgomerie yesterday - by two after 11, but then rolled in birdies at the 12th and 14th to level.

However, Scotland may not qualify if Germany whitewash England.

Ireland lost 3-0 to fourth seeds South Africa and despite their opening victory over fifth seeds New Zealand cannot now go through.

The United States, meanwhile, suffered their second successive defeat to Argentina, leaving Group Four as a straight fight between the South Americans and Australia.

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