Marsh helps England beat Spain

England v SpainBurnham and Berrow Golf ClubMay 9th and 10th 2015 Credit: Leaderboard Photography'BNick Marsh (front left)
England v SpainBurnham and Berrow Golf ClubMay 9th and 10th 2015 Credit: Leaderboard Photography'BNick Marsh (front left)

Halifax-born Nick Marsh helped England to a convincing 19-11 win over Spain to regain the Seve Ballesteros Trophy at the end of the two-day mixed international at Burnham & Berrow.

The team built on Saturday’s four-point lead with a steady foursomes performance – sharing the morning points – and a runaway success in the singles, winning six of the matches and halving two more.

The result extends England’s outstanding record in the biennial match, which started in 1985. The team lost last time – at El Prat in 2013 – but in total now have 14 victories to Spain’s two – and have never been beaten at home.

March, the former Lightcliffe and Elland member who now plays out of Fixby, teamed up with Michael Saunders for a 7 and 6 foursomes win on Saturday but halved his other three contests.

He was two down after eight holes against Xabier Gorospe yesterday, despite being one-under par, and then lost the 10th to a birdie to go three down.

However, he steadily pulled his way back, helped by a birdie on the par three 14th, and was all square after 16.

Both players parred the 17th and, after adventurous progress down the 18th which included deep rough and a bunker, they shared the hole for a sporting half.