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Continent of Europe in control after morning foursomes

Continent of Europe is in a strong position after winning all of the morning foursomes to take a 4-0 lead going into this afternoon’s single matches on day one of the St Andrews Trophy at Prince’s.

Guido Migliozzi (pictured) and his partner, Matthias Schwab, won their match 4&3
Guido Migliozzi (pictured) and his partner, Matthias Schwab, won their match 4&3

Matthias Schwab and Guido Migliozzi posted an excellent 4&3 win over GB&I’s Jack Hume and David Boote in the opening match to claim the first point for the Continent of Europe.

Two of the opening three holes were traded before Schwab and Migliozzi took control of the contest, winning the 4th and 5th holes to go 2-up.

A birdie on the challenging 10th hole further increased their lead to three holes, before the match was wrapped up on the 16th following a bogey five from the home side.

Mario Galiano and Ivan Cantero Gutierrez won the second match by two holes against Amateur Champion Scott Gregory and Stuart Grehen. The Spaniards won four of the last six holes to ensure a second point for the visitors.

Frenchman Victor Veyret and Sweden’s Robin Petersson recorded a 2&1 win over English pair Alfie Plant and Jamie Bower, before Italians Stefano Mazzoli and Luca Chianchetti triumphed in the final match of the morning, beating Connor Syme and Robert MacIntyre 2&1 to ensure a clean sweep for Continent of Europe. 

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