The European Boys' Team Championship (Jean-Louis Dupont Trophy) got underway at Golf Resort Kaskada today.
96 players representing 16 nations teed off on the first of five days of golf in the Czech Republic.
The five best stroke play scores out of six for each team on the first two days will decide the top-eight teams that qualify for Flight A and have a chance at winning medals in the match play stages.
Last year's runners-up, Spain, lead the way on six-under-par. David Puig lead the team today, carding a four-under-par 68.
Sweden sit three shots back in second place on three-under-par, while Germany are in third place on level-par.
The defending champions, Denmark, got their title defence off to a solid start. They are in fourth place on three-over-par.
Rasmus Bofill, Denmark, and Patrick Schmücking, Germany, tied for the lowest score of the day after both shooting five-under-par rounds of 67.
England and Switzerland occupy fifth and sixth positions on five and seven-over par respectively, while Ireland sit seventh on eight-over-par.
The battle for the top-eight is hotly contested. Italy, Austria, and Belgium are tied on nine-over-par. Tied for eleventh are the hosts, the Czech Republic, France, and Finland, who all sit just two shots further back on 11-over-par.