Jacques Leglise Trophy
Great Britain and Ireland’s leading boy golfers will be bidding to defend the title when Prince’s Golf Club hosts the Jacques Leglise Trophy for the first time on 26-27 August 2016.
Last year a strong GB&I team, captained by Scotland’s Bradley Moore, overcame a two-point deficit to level the overall score at 12½ -12½ against the Continent of Europe and retain the Jacques Leglise Trophy at Royal Dornoch.
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 eleven matches.
Prince’s Golf Club is adjacent to Royal St George’s Golf Club and hosted The Open in 1932, as well as the Amateur Championship and the Senior Open.
There was drama to the end as the under-18 GB&I team retained the Jacques Leglise Trophy with an overall score of overall score of 12½ -12½ against the Continent of at Royal Dornoch in 2015.
Peter McEvoy’s GB&I side held a narrow one-point lead at the start of the final day but the outcome looked far from assured after the Continent of Europe turned the match on its head by winning the morning foursomes 3½-½ to open up a 9-7 lead going into the singles. The outcome was eventually decided by the final shot on the final green of the final match, with the matches ending in a tie for the first time since 1978 when the contest was played over one day instead of two.
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.