Five English players in Jacques Leglise team

Marco Penge

Five English players have been selected for the Great Britain and Ireland boys’ team to face the Continent of Europe in the Jacques Leglise Trophy match at Prince’s in Kent on August 26 and 27.

They include England international Marco Penge (Golf at Goodwood) who will captain the team (image © Leaderboard Photography). The other English players are boy internationals Toby Briggs (Dunston Hall), Alex Fitzpatrick (Hallamshire), Harry Goddard (Hanbury Manor) and Charlie Strickland (Ham Manor).

They will be joined in the nine-strong team, announced today by the R&A, by Ireland’s Kevin LeBlanc, Thomas Mulligan and Mark Power and by Scotland’s Jamie Stewart.

The GB&I team, which will be managed by Peter McEvoy OBE, will be looking to retain the Jacques Leglise Trophy for the fourth consecutive match after last year’s contest at Royal Dornoch finished  12 ½ – 12 ½. GB&I won a close contest by 12½ – 11½ at Barsebäck in Sweden in 2014 and achieved a 15-9 victory at Royal St David's in Wales in 2013. GB&I has won 37 matches overall compared to ten for the Continent of Europe.

The format for the Jacques Leglise Trophy match is four foursomes ties each morning, eight singles matches on the afternoon of Friday 26 August and nine singles matches on the afternoon of Saturday 27 August.

For scoring and reports from the matches please visit Championships.randa.org.