The Jacques Léglise Trophy will take place for the second time in Sweden this week from 27 to 28 August at Falsterbo Golfklubb.
The last edition of the match, which is played between two teams of U18 boys from the Continent of Europe and Great Britain & Ireland, took place at Aldeburgh Golf Club (ENG) in 2019.
The Continent of Europe team, selected by the EGA, will be captained by Joachim Fourquet, who led the Continent of Europe team to victory in 2019.
Tiger Christensen (GER)
Riccardo Fantinelli (ITA)
Marco Florioli (ITA)
Oihan Guillamoundeguy (FRA)
Yannick Malik (GER)
Flavio Michetti (ITA)
Jaime Montojo (ESP)
Daniel Svärd (SWE)
Tim Wiedemeyer (GER)
The Great Britain & Ireland team, selected by The R&A, is as follows:
Cameron Adam (SCO) (captain)
Jack Bigham (ENG)
Daniel Bullen (SCO)
Archie Finnie (SCO)
Connor Graham (SCO)
Josh Hill (ENG)
Joshua Hill (IRL)
Ruben Lindsay (SCO)
Harley Smith (ENG)
Josh Hill, representing Great Britain & Ireland, is the top ranked player teeing it up this week. The Englishman currently sits in 228th position in the World Amateur Golf Ranking.
Spain’s Jaime Montojo, currently ranked 408th, is the top ranked player on the Continent of Europe side.
Three players in the winning German team at this year’s European Boys’ Team Championship will also compete in the match. Yannick Malik, Tiger Christensen and Tim Wiedemeyer will look to help the Continent of Europe team retain the trophy.
Scotland's Connor Graham is the youngest player in the contest at just 14 years old.
The match, between U18 boys from Great Britain & Ireland and the Continent of Europe, was inaugurated in 1958. GB&I dominated the match to such an extent that it was discontinued in 1966.
It was rejuvenated in 1977 when the Jacques Léglise Trophy was presented by Jean-Louis Dupont, a renowned French amateur champion and former president of the EGA and French Golf Federation.
The event is played annually and is hosted alternately in Great Britain & Ireland and on the Continent of Europe.
GB&I have the upper hand since 1977, with 29 victories to CoE’s 13, although the match has been closely contested in recent years. Both teams have won five times since 2009, with one match tied.
The GB&I team is selected by The R&A, while the Continent of Europe team is selected by the EGA.
- 9 boys per team, aged 18 and under
- 2 competition days of match play
- 4 foursomes matches both mornings
- 8 singles matches on the afternoon of Day 1 and 9 singles matches on the afternoon of Day 2.
Falsterbo Golfklubb will set the stage for this year's edition. The club is located just 45 minutes from Copenhagen in the south-west corner of Sweden, and is one of the oldest in the country.
With a number of holes less than a stone's throw from the beach, the course plays like a classic links.
Notable Former Players:
· Viktor Hovland (NOR) 2015
· Guido Migliozzi (ITA) 2015
· Renato Paratore (ITA) 2012, 2013
· Jon Rahm (SPA) 2011
· Thomas Pieters (BEL) 2010
· Lucas Bjerregaard (DNK) 2009
· Tommy Fleetwood (ENG) 2007, 2008
· Matteo Manassero (ITA) 2008
· Victor Dubuisson (FRA) 2006
· Andrea Pavan (ITA) 2004, 2005
· Bern Wiesberger (AUT) 2003
· Rafael Cabrera Bello (SPA) 200, 2001, 2002
· Alexander Noren (SWE) 2000
· Nicolas Colsaerts (BEL)
· Edoardo Molinari (ITA) 1998
· Justin Rose (ENG) 1996, 1997
· Sergio Garcia (ESP) 1995, 1997
· Luke Donald (ENG) 1995
· Henrik Stenson (SWE) 1994
· David Howell (ENG) 1993
Livescoring and updates can be followed throughout the week on the Jacques Léglise Trophy event page.