Jacques Leglise Trophy
Great Britain and Ireland’s leading boy golfers will be bidding to defend the title when Royal Dornoch hosts the Jacques Leglise Trophy for the first time on 28-29 August, 2015.
Last year a strong GB&I team, captained by Scotland’s Ewen Ferguson, claimed a 12 ½ to 11 ½ victory over the Continent of Europe at Barseback Golf Club in Sweden, to seal their 23rd victory in a contest that was inaugurated in 1984 at Royal Porthcawl in Wales.
GB&I won 17 out of the first 21 encounters but since 2005 things have been more evenly balanced with the Continent of Europe winning four out of the subsequent ten matches.
The under-18 GB&I team edged out a close match by 12 ½ to 11 ½ to retain the Jacques Leglise Trophy they won at Royal St David’s in Wales last year.
“We are really delighted to win,” said Peter McEvoy, Team Manager of the GB&I Jacques Leglise Trophy team. “It is becoming an increasingly difficult task to beat the Continent of Europe team. The standard of golf being played at the boys’ level these days is extremely high.
“We won the match by a single point in the end so it was very close. We are thrilled with ourselves because to beat a team of their quality is a fantastic achievement.”
The Jacques Leglise Trophy is an annual international match played between two selected teams of nine amateur boy golfers representing Great Britain & Ireland and the Continent of Europe.