Laird was one down on the sixteenth tee to William Sandoz, however received the match and the purpose by two holes. Scotland’s group – enjoying mixed for the primary time – got here away with a ten ½-10 ½ draw on the opening day on the Dundee membership.
The 2 Scots who returned full factors on the primary day have been Royal Troon’s Freya Russell and Niall Shiels Donegan.
Glenbervie’s Ross Laird received the final three holes of his singles match to salvage a draw for Scotland’s girls and boys group towards Wales on the R&A’s Junior Dwelling Internationals at Downfield.
Russell mixed with Jade Potter for a romping 6 and 5 win their foursomes towards Emily James and Millie Cottrell, after which received her singles over Annabel Collis.
Shiels Donegan, who relies within the San Francisco Bay space however whose mother and father are Scots, received on the final inexperienced in foursomes with Daniel Bullen of Auchterarder.
The 16-year-old, who has loved an impressive final two summers enjoying on the Scottish circuit, then received his singles towards Joe Jones 4 and three.
The younger Scots gave the impression to be heading for a cushty victory with 4 and a half factors from the highest 5 matches within the singles draw.
However Wales got here again strongly in the midst of the draw, solely Blairgowrie’s Cormac Sharpe holding them at bay with a 2 and 1 win over Dewi John.
Issues appeared grim for the Scots down within the final 5 singles, however Summer time Elliott rescued a half in her match and Laird turned his round.
The Scots’ junior group is lacking three key gamers who’ve been chosen for the seniors residence internationals enjoying at Ballyliffin in Eire, which begins on Wednesday.
The Graham brothers from Blairgowrie, Gregor and Connor – the R&A Junior Open champion – and North Berwick’s excellent prospect Grace Crawford, who received the Scottish Ladies’s Beginner Open at simply 15, have been chosen for these matches.
Each senior and junior Dwelling Internationals are being performed with joint groups for the primary time, both sides that includes 9 boys and 7 ladies. There are not any combined matches, however scores are mixed.
The matches proceed till Thursday and are free to spectators.