Jacques Leglise 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.
Irish Boys Open Amateur Stroke Play champion, Robin Dawson, was GB & I’s leading points earner as his side defeated their Continental rivals at Royal St David’s and wrest back a trophy the Continent of Europe had won at Portmarnock 12 months before. Dawson emerged with three and a half points out of four after defeating France’s Nicholas Manifacier by 4&3 in the second singles series.
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.