1st September 2018
Great Britain & Ireland (GB&I) today won the 2018 Jacques Léglise Trophy match against Continent of Europe 15.5 – 9.5.
The Great Britain and Ireland Team With The Jacques Léglise Trophy
GB&I won three of the four series and halved the other in a comprehensive victory.
Conor GOUGH, Robin WILLIAMS and Barclay BROWN were the star men for GB&I.
Having last secured an outright win in 2014 at Barsebäck in Sweden this will hopefully prove to be a confidence booster for the young GB&I team, some of whom may feature in next year’s Walker Cup match.
Click here to view the – 2018 Jacques Léglise Trophy Results
Pleasingly GB&I sprinted through the finishing line winning the Day 2 Singles 6 -3 against Continent of Europe.
There were wins for Conor GOUGH, Barclay BROWN, Robin WILLIAMS, Max HOPKINS and Joe PAGDIN. Mark POWER and Tom MCKIBBIN halved their games.
The Day 2 Singles Results (Photo: European Golf Association / Golfbox)
GB&I led Continent of Europe 7.5 – 4.5 after Day 1 but with 13 points to play for today the match was far from over.
However, by halving the Day 2 Foursomes 2 – 2 GB&I took a giant step to securing victory.
Proceedings didn’t start well for GB&I with Barclay BROWN and Joe PAGDIN losing their first ever Foursomes game. Daniel Da COSTA RODRIGUES and Saku TUUSA didn’t have to do a great deal to win as the two Englishman simply never got going.
Conor GOUGH and Robin WILLIAMS, 2Up with 3 holes to play, appeared to have a win in the bag but a bogey on 16 and two birdies on the finishing holes by their opponents, Adam WALLIN and Loïc ETTLIN, meant in the end they did well to secure a half.
Like Brown and Pagdin the Dutch pair of Kiet VAN DER WEELE and Jerry JI found the going tough this morning. Mark POWER and Max HOPKINS exacting revenge for their defeat to the same pair yesterday without having to overly exert themselves.
The final game of the series between Archie DAVIES and Connor MCKINNEY and Spain’s Eduard Rousaud SABATE and David PUIG ended in a half. Looking at the scores neither pair’s played particularly well with both cards showing plenty of bogeys and as such a half seems a fair result from afar.
The Day 2 Foursomes Results (Photo: European Golf Association / Golfbox)
31st August 2018
GB&I will take a 3-point lead into Day 2 of the Jaques Léglise Trophy match.
Having edged the Foursomes in the morning they secured a 5 – 3 series win in the afternoon Singles.
There were wins for Mark POWER, Robin WILLIAMS, Connor MCKINNEY, Conor GOUGH and Barclay BROWN.
The Day 1 Singles Results (Photo: European Golf Association / Golfbox)
GB&I won the Day 1 Foursomes series 2.5 – 1.5.
There were wins for the ‘unbeatable’ partnership of Barclay BROWN and Joe PAGDIN as well as new pairing Tom MCKIBBIN and Archie DAVIES.
The Sheffield-born pair enhanced their foursomes record, which now reads P4 W4, by overcoming Loïc ETTLIN and Adam WALLIN 4&3 in the opening game.
The session looked like it may finish even better for GB&I but in the end McKibbin and Davies were the only other pairing to get over the line. Robin WILLIAMS and Conor GOUGH bravely birdied the last to secure a half having lost control of their game on the back nine.
The Day 1 Foursomes Results (Photo: European Golf Association / Golfbox)
30th August 2018
The 51st Jacques Léglise Trophy match between Great Britain & Ireland and Continent of Europe will take place at Kytäjä Golf in Finland on Friday 31st August and Saturday 1st September.
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.
The two teams are selected by The R&A and the European Golf Association.
The Jacques Léglise Trophy (Photo: European Golf Association)
The European team is: –
Eemil ALAJÄRVI Finland
Daniel DA COSTA RODRIGUES Portugal
Loïc ETTLIN Switzerland
Jerry JI Netherlands
David PUIG Spain
Eduard ROUSAUD SABATE Spain
Saku TUUSA Finland
Kiet VAN DER WEELE Netherlands
Adam WALLIN Sweden
Europe will be led by Non-Playing Captain Jeroen STEVENS. The Dutchman will be looking to win the Trophy for the third straight year after victories at Prince’s G.C. in 2016 and Ballybunion in 2017.
Eduard Rousaud Sabate is the only returning player from last year’s winning European team.
GB&I will be represented this year by: –
Barclay BROWN (17) England
Archie DAVIES (17) Wales
Conor GOUGH (15) England
Max HOPKINS (15) England
Tom MCKIBBIN (15) Ireland
Connor MCKINNEY (16) Scotland
Joseph PAGDIN (16) England
Mark POWER (18) Ireland
Robin WILLIAMS (16) England
Scotland’s Stuart WILSON, who won The Amateur Championship in 2004, is GB&I’s Non-Playing Captain.
Seven players will be making their GB&I debuts in Finland. Mark Power and Robin Williams both played in 2017.
Four foursomes games are played each morning.
Singles are then played in the afternoon; eight on Day 1 and nine on Day 2.
Here are the draws for the Day 1 Foursomes and Singles play: –
The Day 1 Foursomes and Singles Draw (Photo: European Golf Association / Golfbox)
Finland’s No. 1 rated course is hosting this year’s Jacques Léglise Trophy match.
The South East Course at the Kytäjä Golf resort is located on the outskirts of Hyvinkää, about 20 miles north of Helsinki.
Kytäjä Golf’s South East Course (Photo: http://www.golfpiste.com)
It was designed by Canadian architect Thomas McBroom and opened in 2003.
The course is set on undulating land and whilst by no means tight there are tall pine trees and water hazards in play on many holes. It measures 6,965 yards and plays to a par of 71.
This junior match was first played in 1958 but only became the Jacques Léglise Trophy in 1977 when Jean-Louis Dupont donated a 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.
Originally played in a single day it moved to two in 1996.
Last year the Continent of Europe beat GB&I 15.5 – 9.5 at Ballybunion in Ireland.
Click here to view the – 2017 Jacques Léglise Trophy Results
GB&I last won the match in 2014 at Barsebäck in Sweden, albeit the 2015 match at Royal Dornoch in Scotland finished in a 12.5 – 12.5 tie.
GB&I has won 37, or if you exclude the pre-Jacques Léglise contests 28, matches overall, with the Continent of Europe claiming 12 victories with one match tied.
Here are the results from all of the previous matches: –
2017 Ballybunion (Old Course), Ireland Continent of Europe 15.5 – 9.5
2016 Prince’s, England Continent of Europe 13.5 – 11.5
2015 Royal Dornoch, Scotland GB&I retain 12.5 – 12.5
2014 Barsebäck, Sweden GB&I 12.5 – 11.5
2013 Royal St David’s, Wales GB&I 15 – 9
2012 Portmarnock, Ireland Continent of Europe 13.5 – 10.5
2011 Neguri, Spain GB&I 14.5 – 9.5
2010 Castelconturbia, Italy Continent of Europe 15.5 – 8.5
2009 Ganton, England GB&I 14.5 – 9.5
2008 Kingsbarns, Scotland GB&I 14 -10
2007 Notts, England GB&I 13.5 – 10.5
2006 Marianske Lazne, Czech Republic Continent of Europe 19.5 – 4½
2005 Royal Porthcawl, Wales Continent of Europe 14 – 10
2004 Nairn, Scotland GB&I 14.5 – 9.5
2003 Lahinch, Ireland GB&I 16.5 – 7.5
2002 Lausanne, Switzerland GB&I 14 – 10
2001 Chantilly, France Continent of Europe 16 – 8
2000 Turnberry, Scotland GB&I 16 – 8
1999 Burnham & Berrow, England GB&I 15 – 9
1998 Villa d’Este, Italy GB&I 14 – 10
1997 Royal Aberdeen, Scotland Continent of Europe 12.5 – 11.5
1996 Woodhall Spa, England Continent of Europe 13 – 11
1995 Dunbar, Scotland GB&I 9 – 6
1994 Little Aston, England GB&I 12.5 – 2.5
1993 Glenbervie, Scotland GB&I 8 – 7
1992 Royal Mid-Surrey, England GB&I 8 – 7
1991 Montrose, Scotland GB&I 6.5 – 5.5
1990 Hunstanton, England GB&I 10 – 2
1989 Nairn, Scotland GB&I 7.5 – 4.5
1988 Formby, England GB&I 9.5 – 2.5
1987 Kilmarnock (Barassie), Scotland GB&I 7.5 – 4.5
1986 Seaton Carew, England Continent of Europe 8.5 – 3.5
1985 Royal Burgess, Scotland GB&I 7.5 – 4.5
1984 Royal Porthcawl, Wales GB&I 6.5 – 5.5
1983 Glenbervie, Scotland GB&I 6.5 – 5.5
1982 Burnham & Berrow, England GB&I 11 – 1
1981 Gullane, Scotland GB&I 8 – 4
1980 Formby, England GB&I 7 – 5
1979 Kilmarnock (Barassie), Scotland GB&I 9.5 – 2.5
1978 Seaton Carew, England Continent of Europe 7 – 6
1977 Downfield, Scotland Continent of Europe 7 – 6
1967-1976 No matches played
1966 Moortown, England GB&I 10 – 2
1965 Gullane, Scotland GB&I 12 – 1
1964 Formby, England GB&I 12 – 1
1963 Prestwick, Scotland GB&I 12 – 3
1962 Royal Mid-Surrey, England GB&I 11 – 4
1961 Dalmahoy, Scotland GB&I 11 – 4
1960 Olton, England GB&I 8 – 7
1959 Pollok, Scotland GB&I 7 – 2
1958 Moortown, England GB&I 11.5 – 0.5
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