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Continent of Europe claims victory at Jacques Leglise Trophy
01 Sep 2019
by Royal & Ancient

see also: Jacques Leglise Trophy, Aldeburgh Golf Club

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The team representing the Continent of Europe (R&A/Twitter photo)
The team representing the Continent of Europe (R&A/Twitter photo)

For the first time since 2017, the Continent of Europe has won the Jacque Leglise Trophy. The Europeans defeated the GB&I team, 15 ½ to 9 ½ at Aldeburgh GC in England.

After leading their opponents 6½-5½ at the start of play on the second day, Europe consolidated its lead by winning three of the four morning foursomes matches providing them with a three-point advantage at 9½-6½ going into this afternoon’s singles matches.

The winners then picked up six of the nine available points in the afternoon singles to seal their first win in the boys’ international match since 2017 when they triumphed 15½-9½ at Ballybunion in Ireland.

“I am very, very proud of my team, they showed a lot of things this afternoon. First of all, they showed that they are not just 16, 17 or 18 years old, they are real players – they know how to manage the course,” said Joachim Fourquetthe non-playing captain for the Continent of Europe team.

“It was so different to yesterday afternoon, with the attitude and everything, they played really well this afternoon.

“The thing with the European team is you have 48 hours to create team spirit, it was better and better as the week went on. I could feel it last night, they were all talking and joking so I think today we were a real team, yesterday it was 75 per cent and two days ago it was 50 per cent. The attitude and team spirit was amazing today.”



ABOUT THE Jacques Leglise Trophy

An annual boys' team competition between Great Britain & Ireland and the Continent of Europe. The nine player teams compete over two days in foursomes and single matches

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