Jacques Leglise Trophy
St Andrews Trophy
GB&I’s leading boy golfers will be bidding to defend the title when Barsebäck Golf & Country Club, near Malmo, hosts the Jacques Leglise Trophy for the first time on 29-30 August, 2014.
Last year a strong GB&I team, captained by England’s Ashton Turner, claimed a convincing 15-9 victory over the Continent of Europe at Royal St David’s Golf Club, Harlech, to post their 22nd victory in a contest that was inaugurated back in 1984 at Royal Porthcawl in Wales.
GB&I won 17 out of the first 21 encounters but since 2005 things have been much more evenly balanced with the Continent of Europe winning four out of the subsequent nine matches, including two out of the last three matches contested on Continental soil.
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.