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European Club Trophy

City of Newcastle Golf Club Wins European Title

City of Newcastle Golf Club has won the European Men's Club Trophy at Golf du Médoc Resort.

The English club finished Day 1 in fourth position on level-par with a six-shot deficit to German club, Stuttgarter Golf Club Solitude. They were also two shots behind defending champions, RCF La Boulie, and one shot behind Terre Blanche.

In the final round, City of Newcastle's Alex Dixon made six birdies on his way to a five-under-par 66, the tied lowest round of the day, after Philip Ridden returned a 70 (-1), to put the City of Newcastle team in the lead on -6.

The overnight leaders struggled on Saturday, and when no other team made a move, City of Newcastle claimed their first European club title by four strokes. The win marks the first time an English club has lifted the trophy in 29 years - since Ealing Golf Club in 1990.

With a 76 (+5) in their two counting scores, dropping them to a total score of -1, Stuttgarter Golf Club would finish in a tie for third place with RCF La Boulie. They would ultimately claim the bronze medals over the seven-times champions, however, having a lower total of non-counting scores. 

GKG Golf Club of Iceland were the second-best performers in the final round behind the champions, moving from +1 and fifth position to -2 and second position, earning them the silver medals.

RCF La Boulie's Raphael Le Bot, was the top individual performer over the two days. The French player added a 72 (+1) to his round one 64 (-7) to total -6.

Final leaderboard