St Andrews Trophy
The St Andrews Trophy and the Jacques Léglise Trophy are two, long established, distinct and separate Amateur International Team Golf Matches played between the top Amateur golfers representing Great Britain and Ireland versus The Continent of Europe.
The matches were first played in 1956 and 1958 respectively.
The St Andrews Trophy is a biennial match played in non Walker Cup years.
The Jacques Léglise Trophy is an annual match for Boys aged less than 18 years. In both events, Teams consist of nine players with matches played over two days, consisting of foursomes and singles match play contests.
The world's top three players: Rory McIlroy, Luke Donald and Lee Westwood all played in these Matches during their amateur career as did Padraig Harrington
Other renowned top European golfers who have played in these matches include:
Tom Lewis, Shane Lowry, Paul Casey, Jose Maria Olazabel, Sergio Garcia, Edwardo & Francesco Molinari, Thomas Bjorn, Mark Roe, Graeme Storm, Justin Rose, Carl Petersson, Pierre Fulke, Thomas Levet, Peter Hedblom, Colin Montgomerie, Matteo Manaserro.
Some of the top Irish Amateur golfers who have played in these matches include: Joe Carr, Tom Craddock, David Sheahan, David Madeley, Garth McGimpsey, Arthur Pierce, Neil Anderson, Eoghan O'Connell, Jody Fanagan, Noel Fox , Jonathan Caldwell and Shane Lowry.
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St. Andrews Squad:
The St Andrews Trophy Match: Alan Dunbar (Rathmore, IRL), Craig Hinton (The Oxfordshire, ENG), Nathan Kimsey (Woodhall Spa, ENG), Kevin Phelan (Waterford Castle, IRL), Garrick Porteous (Bamburgh Castle, ENG), Rhys Pugh (Vale of Glamorgan, WAL), Neil Raymond (Corhampton, ENG), Graeme Robertson (Glenbervie, SCO) and Ben Taylor (Walton Heath, ENG).
2012 Champions: Continent of Europe
The Continent of Europe defeated Great Britain and Ireland to win the 2012 St Andrews Trophy Match at Portmarnock, Ireland. After trailing 7-5 after the first day's play, an impressive 3-1 victory in the morning foursomes leveled proceedings before the Continent edged a dramatic singles session 4.5-3.5 to secure victory, 12.5-11.5.
It was the Continent’s first victory in the biennial team event on GB&I soil. This was only the Continent of Europe's fifth win in the biennial St Andrews Trophy compared to the GB&I tally of 24 since the competition began in 1956.