9th July 2022
Match Play – Day 3
Here is my assessment of the Individual contributions of each home nation player this week.
I picked Sam BAIRSTOW (ENG), Liam NOLAN (IRL), James ASHFIELD (WAL) and Calum SCOTT (SCO) has my star men.
Flight A – Finals
Spain (1) beat Denmark (5) 4.5-2.5 to win the European Men’s Amateur Team Championship at Royal St. George’s G.C. in Kent.
Spain (Photo: RFE Golf)
Denmark (5) beat England (3) 5-2 to secure 3rd place with the hosts having to settle for 4th.
Denmark v. England – Flight A Result (Graphic: EGA / Golfbox)
Finally, Ireland defeated Italy 3-2 to take 5th place.
Ireland v. Italy – Flight A Result (Graphic: EGA / Golfbox)
Click here to view the – Flight A Match Play Scores
Wales (12) beat Belgium (15) 4-1 to finish in 13th place in the Championship. James ASHFIELD‘s win in the final Single’s game over Adrien Dumont De Chassart, Belgium’s highest ranked player, was the highlight.
Wales v. Belgium – Flight B Result (Graphic: EGA / Golfbox)
Click here to view the – Flight B Match Play Results
Scotland (17) beat Czech Republic (18) 3-2 in the final match of the three team ’round robin’ event to secure 17th place in the Championship.
However, it was a hollow victory as Czech Republic, Portugal and Scotland were all relegated to Division 2 for next year’s Championship following the Stroke Play Qualifying.
Scotland v. Czech Republic – Flight C Result (Graphic: EGA / Golfbox)
Click here to view the – Flight C Match Play Results
8th July 2022
Match Play – Day 2
Flight A – Semi-Finals
Sweden (7) beat England (2) 4-3 to reach the final of the European Men’s Amateur Team Championship where they will face Denmark.
The result was harsh on Sam BAIRSTOW who continued his unbeaten winning record in the event with another good day at Royal St. George’s G.C.
England v. Sweden – Semi-Final Result (Graphic: EGA / Golfbox)
Ireland (8) overcame Germany (4) 3-2 to ensure they can finish no lower than 6th place. Liam NOLAN enjoyed another good win for the Irish.
Ireland v. Germany – Flight A Result (Graphic: EGA / Golfbox)
Wales (12) beat Iceland (16) 3-2 with their three leading players all delivering solid Singles wins.
Iceland v. Wales – Flight B Result (Graphic: EGA / Golfbox)
Scotland (17) tied with Portugal (19), who had been beaten by Czech Republic on Thursday.
Scotland v. Portugal – Flight C Result (Graphic: EGA / Golfbox)
7th July 2022
Match Play – Day 1
Flight A – Quarter Finals
England (2) overcame Netherlands (7) by 5.5-1.5.
Whilst JOHN GOUGH (ENG) won both of his games the highlight of a strong overall performance was Sam BAIRSTOW‘s 8&6 thrashing in the Singles of the recently crowned European Amateur champion Filippo CELLI.
England v. Italy – Quarter Final Results (Graphic: EGA / Golfbox)
Ireland (8) lost their Quarter Final to Spain (1) by 4-3 in a tight game which on another day could have gone the other way.
Liam NOLAN starred for the Irish, partnering Mark POWER to success in the opening Foursomes before winning his afternoon Singles against Jose BALLESTER.
Spain v. Ireland Quarter Final Results (Graphic: EGA / Golfbox)
Wales (12) will be disappointed to have lost to Estonia (13) in their opening match of Flight B.
Wales v. Estonia – Flight B Result (Graphic: EGA / Golfbox)
Scotland (17) find themselves in a Round Robin competition with Czech Republic (18) and Portugal (19) Scotland will have today off before playing Portugal tomorrow and Czech Republic on Saturday.
6th July 2022
Stroke Play Qualifying – Round 2
Spain secured the top seeding for the Flight A Match Play competition with a 693 (-7) total.
England (-5) finished 2nd and Ireland (+4) 8th to also make the all-important Flight A which will determine the medalists later this week. The Irish improved their team score by 28 shots in Round 2 to squeeze into the main show after all had seemed lost after their opening effort.
Wales (+15) were 12th so will contest the Flight B competition.
Scotland (+26) were a hugely disappointing 17th, beaten by both Estonia and Iceland, and will be relegated to Division 2 for the 2023 competition.
Round 2 Team Results (Graphic: EGA / Golfbox)
Julien SALE (FRA), who impressed in the recent France v. England International Match, shot two rounds of 67 to head the Individual standings on -6.
Arron EDWARDS-HILL (ENG) -4 was the leading GB&I player over the 36 holes finishing in 5th place.
John GOUGH (ENG) -3 6th, Caolan RAFFERTY (IRL) -2 8th – including a best of the competition 65 in Round 2, Mark POWER (IRL) -1 15th, Calum SCOTT (SCO) -1 21st, Olly HUGGINS (ENG) Ev 29th and Sam BAIRSTOW (ENG) Ev 33rd were all par or better for their respective teams.
Round 2 Individual Results – Top 30 (Graphic: EGA / Golfbox)
5th July 2022
Stroke Play Qualifying – Round 1
Denmark lead the Stroke Play Qualifying competition with a 344 (-6) total.
England 350 (Ev) are 4th, Wales 361 (+11) 12th, Scotland 363 (+13) 15th and Ireland 366 (+16) 18th.
Round 1 Team Leaderboard (Graphic: EGA / Golfbox)
Arron EDWARDS-HILL (ENG) was one of nine players to contribute a 67 (-3) in Round 1 for their respective teams.
James ASHFIELD (WAL) 68 (-2), Calum SCOTT (SCO) 69 (-1) and Paddy MULLINS (WAL), Sam BAIRSTOW (ENG) & Matt ROBERTS (WAL) all 70 (Ev) also impressed on Day 1.
Round 1 Individual Leaderboard – Top 30 (Graphic: EGA / Golfbox)
3rd July 2022
The 39th European Men’s Amateur Team Championship will be played between Tuesday 5th and Saturday 9th July 2022 at Royal St. George’s G.C. in Kent, England.
Whilst the 2020 and 2021 Championships took place a number of teams chose not to particpate due to the COVID-19 pandemic. England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales will all be competing this week.
Denmark are the defending champions having beaten France in last year’s final at PGA Catalunya Resort in Spain.
Denmark (Photo: European Golf Association)
The European Ladies’, Boys’ and Girls’ Team Championships are also being played elsewhere in Europe this week.
I will provide daily updates on play in the Men’s event on this page throughout the competition and score links to all of the other Championships on the Results page of this website and on Twitter.
19 national teams of 6 players will contest the 2022 European Men’s Amateur Team Championship.
This is three more than normal as no teams were relegated in 2020 or 2021 due to the COVID-19 disruption and Finland, the Czech Republic, and Estonia all earned promotion from Division 2 in 2021.
The teams competing are Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Wales.
Based on their total 6-man SPWARs England (519), France (553), Denmark (732), Ireland (759), Spain (1,015), Scotland (1,220), Sweden (1,253) and Netherlands (1,488) would appear to be the strongest teams likely to challenge for the medals.
The 2022 home nation teams are made up of the following players: –
ENGLAND – Sam BAIRSTOW, Jack BIGHAM, Barclay BROWN, Arron EDWARDS-HILL, John GOUGH, Olly HUGGINS
England (Photo: European Golf Association)
IRELAND – Hugh FOLEY, Matthew MCCLEAN, Robert MORAN, Liam NOLAN, Mark POWER, Caolan RAFFERTY
Ireland (Photo: European Golf Association)
SCOTLAND – Callum BRUCE, Angus CARRICK, Rory FRANSSEN, Connor GRAHAM, Lewis IRVINE, Calum SCOTT
Scotland (Photo: European Golf Association)
WALES – James ASHFIELD, Archie DAVIES, Luke HARRIES, Alex JAMES, Paddy MULLINS, Matt ROBERTS
Wales (Photo: European Golf Association)
Format / Schedule
The Championship is run by the European Golf Association, this year in partnership with England Golf.
Two rounds of stroke play qualifying are completed on the first two days, with the lowest five scores from each team counting. Any ties will be broken by using the two non-counting scores, the lowest being given precedence.
These results determine a seeded match play draw. The top 8 qualifying teams will play in a first flight, which will determine the medalists, with the next eight competing in a second flight and the final three playing a Flight C round robin competition.
Fight A therefore starts off with 1st v. 8th, 2nd v. 7th, 3rd v. 6th and 4th v. 5th. Winning teams advance in their brackets while losing teams play against other defeated nations to determine the final positions 1-19.
The teams in Flight A play 2 foursomes and 5 singles whilst losing teams and those in Flights B and C play 1 foursome and 4 singles.
A win earns 1 point, a draw half a point and a loss no points in all of the individual games.
The teams finishing 14th to 19th in the match play stage will be relegated to the Division 2 Championship for 2023.
Royal St. George’s G.C., England
Royal St. George’s was founded in 1887 and is a renowned links course situated on the south east coast of England.
Royal St. George’s 1st Tee and Clubhouse
The club has hosted 15 Open Championships and 13 Amateur Championships as well as the Walker Cup, twice, and a Curtis Cup.
This is the second time the European Men’s Amateur Team Championship has been staged here. In 1965 Ireland beat Scotland in the final.
The course plays to 7,204 yards with a par of 70 and a course rating of 138.
Royal St. George’s Course Map
This week’s weather forecast for Sandwich looks very good with near perfect playing conditions expected throughout the week.
Tue 5th July – Sunny Intervals. Wind 9 mph NW. Temp. Min. 13°C / Max. 21°C.
Wed 6th July – Sunny Intervals. Wind 11 mph W. Temp. Min. 14°C / Max. 22°C.
Thur 7th July – Sunny Intervals. Wind 10 mph N. Temp. Min. 13°C / Max. 21°C.
Fri 8th July – Sunny Intervals. Wind 9 mph W. Temp. Min. 14°C / Max. 24°C.
Sat 9th July – Sunny Intervals. Wind 11 mph N. Temp. Min. 14°C / Max. 23°C.
Website Links – Scores / Information
Match Play Draw / Results – Flight A, Flight B and Flight C
For more event information – European Golf Association Website
2021 European Men’s Amateur Team Championship
Denmark beat France 5.5-1.5 at PGA Catalunya Resort in Spain in the 2021 Final.
Ireland were the only home nation to participate in a field of 13 countries last year. They disappointingly qualified in last place in the stroke play competition, ultimately finishing 10th after the match play stage.
History / Previous Results
The European Men’s Amateur Team Championship was first played in 1959.
It was played every second year until 2007. Since then it has been played annually save for 2012 when no Championship was held.
To date England have won 11 times, Scotland 8, Ireland 6, Spain 4, Sweden 3 and Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy and Wales once each.
Click here to view the full list of – European Men’s Amateur Team Championship Past Winners
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