28th August 2021
Continent of Europe won the The 44th Jacques Léglise Trophy match against Great Britain & Ireland (GB&I) at Falsterbo Golfklubb in Sweden.
Continent of Europe Team (Photo: European Golf Association)
The final score was 16.5-8.5 with the Continent of Europe winning ten points on Day 2 whilst GB&I could only muster three.
Day 2 Scoreboard (Graphic: European Golf Association / Golfbox)
Continent of Europe won the Saturday Singles 6.5-2.5 to complete a comprehensive victory over GB&I.
GB&I’s two wins came from Harley SMITH and Cameron ADAM with Joshua HILL earning a half in his game.
Saturday Afternoon Singles Results (Graphic: European Golf Association / Golfbox)
Continent of Europe won the Saturday Foursomes series 3.5-0.5 to take control of the Jacques Léglise Trophy match in Sweden.
Jack BIGHAM and Josh HILL secured the half for GB&I.
Saturday Morning Foursomes Results (Graphic: European Golf Association / Golfbox)
Click here to view the final – Jacques Léglise Trophy Results
Here is my assessment of the individual performances in the match: –
Marco FLORIOLI was unbeaten for Continent of Europe winning all three of the games he was selected for. Tim WIEDEMEYER played all four series, wining three games and halving his Day 1 Singles. Oihan GUILLAMOUNDEGUY was the only European player to win both of their Singles.
Harley SMITH and Cameron ADAM were the two GB&I players to come out of the match with a positive record, winning three and two of their games respectively. Smith enhanced his growing reputation by winning both of his Singles.
27th August 2021
Continent of Europe lead Great Britain & Ireland (GB&I) by 6.5-5.5 at the end of the opening day at Falsterbo Golfklubb in Sweden.
Day 1 Scoreboard (Graphic: European Golf Association / Golfbox)
It was a better afternoon for GB&I who took the Friday Singles 4.5-3.5 to reduce Continent of Europe’s lead to a more manageable one point. Ruben LINDSAY, Harley SMITH, Archie FINNIE and Cameron ADAM delivered wins whilst Joshua HILL halved the final match.
Friday Afternoon Singles Results (Graphic: European Golf Association / Golfbox)
Continent of Europe won the Friday Foursomes series 3-1 to take an early advantage in the Jaques Léglise Trophy match against GB&I.
On a tough morning for GB&I Daniel BULLEN and Harley SMITH were the sole winners for the away side.
Friday Morning Foursomes Results (Graphic: European Golf Association / Golfbox)
24th August 2021
The 44th Jacques Léglise Trophy match between Continent of Europe and Great Britain & Ireland (GB&I) will take place at Falsterbo Golfklubb, Sweden on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th August.
This annual match is contested by two nine-player U18 boys’ teams. It is essentially a junior equivalent of the biennial men’s St. Andrews Trophy match also played between these two regions.
The 2020 match, which was due to be played at Blairgowrie GC last August, was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
I will be updating this article with daily reports during the match.
The R&A have selected the following team to represent GB&I: –
Cameron ADAM (18, Playing Captain) – Scotland
Daniel BULLEN (16) – Scotland
Jack BIGHAM (17) – England
Archie FINNIE (16) – Scotland
Connor GRAHAM (14) – Scotland
Josh HILL (17) – England
Joshua HILL (18) – Ireland
Ruben LINDSAY (17) – Scotland
Harley SMITH (16) – England
Wales’ Chris KING, GB&I’s Boys’ Captain / Manager, will finally take charge of his first event. He succeeds Stuart Wilson (SCO) who stepped up to be the GB&I Men’s Captain in 2020.
2021 GB&I and Continent of Europe Teams (Photo: European Golf Association)
The 2021 Continent of Europe team, selected by the European Golf Association, consists of: –
Tiger CHRISTENSEN – Germany
Riccardo FANTINELLI – Italy
Marco FLORIOLI – Italy
Oihan GUILLAMOUNDEGUY – France
Yannick MALIK – Germany
Flavio MICHETTI – Italy
Jaime MONTOJO – Spain
Daniel SVÄRD – Sweden
Tim WIEDEMEYER – Germany
Europe will be led for the second time by Captain Joachim FOURQUET of France. He succeeded Jeroen Stevens (NED) who captained the team to two wins and a loss during his three year term of office between 2016-2018.
The Jacques Léglise Trophy (Photo: European Golf Association)
Four foursomes games are played each morning.
Singles are then played in the afternoon; eight on Day 1 and nine on Day 2.
As there will be 25 points to play for each team will require 13.0 points to claim outright victory.
Falsterbo GK is a links course set in a nature reserve beside the Baltic Sea on the south west tip of Sweden.
The club was established in 1909 with the current course opened in 1930. It plays to around 6,650 yards with water hazards featuring on a number of holes.
Falsterbo Golfklubb (Photo: Falsterbo GK )
The current weather forecast suggests cloudy conditions with moderate winds can be expected.
Friday 27th August – Cloudy, PM Showers / Wind 14 mph N / Temp. Min. 14°C, Max. 17°C.
Saturday 28th August – Cloudy, PM Showers / Wind 14 mph N / Temp. Min. 14°C, Max. 18°C.
The 2019 Jacques Léglise Trophy Match
Continent of Europe beat Great Britain & Ireland (GB&I) 15.5 – 9.5 to win the 43rd Jacques Léglise Trophy at Aldeburgh G.C. in England.
They won three out of the four series with GB&I halving the opening foursomes.
Daniel DA COSTA RODRIGUES and Bård Bjørnevik SKOGEN were both unbeaten for the Continent of Europe. Loïc ETTLIN also won three of his four matches for the winning team.
Continent of Europe Team (Photo: @EGA_golf)
Click here to view the full – 2019 Jacques Léglise Trophy Results
A junior match was first played between 1958 and 1966 with GB&I winning all of them.
After a short break it was re-instated to the amateur calendar in 1977 as the Jacques Léglise Trophy. Jean-Louis Dupont donated the new trophy in memory of Jacques Léglise, a former President of both the French Golf Association and the European Golf Association. Leglise was also a past French amateur champion and national team captain.
Since becoming the Jacques Léglise GB&I have won 29 of the matches with the Continent of Europe claiming 13 victories with the 2015 match tied. Surprisingly nine of Europe’s wins have been in away matches.
Originally played in a single day the match moved to two in 1996.
Click here to view all of the – Jaques Léglise Trophy Historic Results
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