St Andrews Trophy / Jacques Léglise Trophy
27-28 August 2010
The St Andrews (Men's) and Jacques Léglise (U18) Trophies have both fallen to the Continent of Europe for the first time. The two international matches against Great Britain and Ireland were contested last week at the Castelconturbia Golf Club in Italy, one hour from Milano.
The Continental Jacques Léglise team were too strong for their opponents, with Boys' Amateur Champion, Adrian Otaegui (ESP), and German Boys' Champion, Moritz Lampert (GER) leading the way to a 15.5 to 8.5 win.
The St Andrews Trophy was a tighter match with the visitors taking their match deficit to one point with only the final singles matches to play. Local hero, Nino Bertasio, fought-out a one-hole victory over James Byrne (SCO), before Tom Lewis (ENG) stole the point back from Romain Wattel (FRA) with a birdie on the 18th. Decisive wins from in-form Espen Kofstad (NOR) and Morten Madsen (DEN) set the continentals back on track, the winning putt eventually holed by Max Kieffer (GER), again, narrowly, at the final hole.
The Jacques Léglise Trophy will be played again on the continent next year at the Neguri Golf Course, Bilboa, Spain, while the Great Britain and Ireland team will need to wait until 2012 to attempt to regain biennial St Andrews Trophy at Portmarnock in Ireland.
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